Whether your project is large or small, the end game should
be the same -- to create more than you expected. That’s
what we call “Building Potential®”.
Our belief is that each building project presents an opportunity
to achieve something greater.
Whether it is a new Cathouse, which inspired the Austin
Humane Society to rethink the needs of the animals and the public
they serve, to the creation of a new City Hall for Edinburg
Texas, which is poised to re-invigorate the City’s identity
(see Project Spotlight)... we bring the full spectrum of our
resources and capabilities to helping our clients realize their
vision — and much more.
— TAG International, LLP
7 Steps to Building Potential®
How to Maximize Value in your Next Project
of Thumb: Know the lay of the land.
This crucial step is where vision meets reality, as you shift
from strategy to execution. Regardless of the nature of the
project, your site selection should start with a comprehensive
review and clarification of your specific site requirements
The foundation of this review is an understanding how the site
will align with your business strategy and operational objectives,
combined with technical knowledge and a common sense assessment
of the land conditions.
In identifying and evaluating sites, there are many factors
with long-term implications to consider beyond the asking price
– including future convertibility, logistical and regulatory
issues, traffic patterns, and topography – all of which
impact the cost to develop the land and maintain the site. Once
the site has been selected and the site parameters determined,
skillful land planning is essential for optimizing the usability
of the site.
Above all, effective site evaluation and land planning require
a willingness to think creatively – and to add greater
value by discovering the unseen potential of a site. This big
picture view, combined with a respect for the land and its natural
conditions, will put you on the path to realizing the full potential
of your project.
Edinburg City Hall – Edinburg, Texas
When the City of Edinburg decided to build a new City Hall,
their primary goals were to consolidate administrative offices
and establish a place for City Council to meet; however, they
also wanted to strengthen the City’s identity and encourage
new development in the downtown area.
The City selected TAG International to help meet these
objectives. TAG worked closely with the City to define and expand
their vision of what could be achieved in this project.
TAG recognized the physical and symbolic importance of key
historical places within the City and used the City Hall project
to link those elements together, as part of a larger vision.
The City Hall design became the nexus of a master planning effort
to re-invigorate the downtown area and provide a multi-functional
venue for community participation. Ultimately, TAG helped the
City create a project that encompasses an innovative gathering
place that will be a source of pride for the City and a new
epicenter for cultural and civic activities.
Free Needs Assessment
Let TAG help you clarify your unique needs and goals for your
next building project. Contact us today at
email@example.com or 512.328.1010 to find out more about
our free Needs Assessment.