We take on strategy projects that seek to reimagine the built environment and the institutions that shape it. In this work we help our partners envision how cities can evolve, both physically and strategically, in light of social and technical innovation.
Our approach to this work begins by researching and reframing the challenge; we design new possibilities, often including workshops with key stakeholders; and we deliver strategic plans to guide forward effort.
Our work is grounded in the techniques and approaches developed at Helsinki Design Lab, which was co-founded by one of Dash Marshall’s principals. We have evolved those practices into what we now call civic futures.
Developing a strategic vision for the future of civic assets across the city of Philadelphia
Envisioning a pathway to enhanced relevance for branch libraries in NYC by converting deferred maintenance into an opportunity for increased visibility
Helping MoMA rethink the relationship between art and philanthropy in the 21st Century
Developing a framework to understand and design for the needs of today’s independent workers