Phronesis is translated as “practical wisdom.” As our namesake suggests, we at Phronesis possess the capability to listen, reflect, analyze and only then consider the best modes of action to enhance the quality of the built environment. Practical experience guides our work and we strive for excellence in all we do.
We seek to create an everyday, use-based, mutually-beneficial relationship between people, place, and nature; providing the amenities and spaces that the public needs to enrich their lives. We acknowledge that urban spaces bear witness to the humanity and complexity of City life. In turn, we design to allow for spontaneous change and rhythmic transposition.
PLANNING & URBAN DESIGN
It is our mission to use planning and design as tools to renew communities and promote healthy living and environments. At the root of our dedication is our sincere conviction that informed decisions are economically beneficial, socially responsible and environmentally sound. We look beyond project boundaries to understand the challenges for the site in relation to the neighborhood. We have found the needs for green infrastructure and connectivity of urban design are often linked.
Our expertise in green infrastructure allows us to communicate the opportunities for capture volume with different types of green infrastructure and the associated costs so that the client can make informed decisions as design progresses. We understand urban stormwater infrastructure and how green infrastructure can integrate into more holistic design solutions that also meet City regulatory processes.
We consider a number of issues effecting quality of life including: walkable-community design, alternative transportation, complete streets, neighborhood focus, renewable energy, water conservation, and access to health. We aim for solutions that meet criterion of cost, durability, maintenance, aesthetics and functional appropriateness, in addition to exceeding environmental performance.
Community engagement is both an art and a science, and is the backbone of a great community plan. The science is in designing the program, presentations, and articulating the questions that need to be answered. The art is having the flexibility to tackle difficult questions, address the unknown, gain consensus and facilitate a productive dialogue.
Our team brings over 25 years of collective experience to your project and Phronesis has deep roots in sustainability. Our award-winning projects range from large-scale infrastructure to small urban spaces and everything in between.
- 1515 Genessee Street, Ste. 15
Kansas City, Missouri 64102
REACH OUT TO US
We love to listen and we are eagerly waiting to talk to you regarding your project. Get in touch with us if you have any queries and we will get back to you as soon as possible.