We design as a process, not a discipline, with solutions coming in as many shapes and sizes as there are problems.
In working across scales and phases, from strategy to implementation, our motivations and responsibilities lie in creating places, spaces and tools that are both responsive and relevant to the communities they serve.
Placemaking, particularly in China, evades ready definition. Over the past seven years, we have developed an approach to creating places that resonate with communities by focusing on both the hardware and software of Placemaking. This approach looks at strategy and implementation, buildings and stories, identity and people as equally important and intertwined factors in the success of creating Place.
Tools cover the broad range of interventions and actions we help to carry out in creating and communicating place. From exhibitions and events to institutions and publications, tools constitute our know-how in getting things done on the ground, an aspect that sets SANS apart from other strategic consultancies.
Designing spaces for life, work, and play allow us to observe and tune experiences at what can be a very intimate level. Programming space, Interior design, and furniture design provide the punctuation to both daily life and special events.