Discovery

Discovery

May 19, 2021

Design in a Day is an exercise INVISION facilitates with a client to test the feasibility of a project. Completed quickly and efficiently in one day, it offers our clients a way to decide whether to invest resources into a new project. Recently, we completed a Design in …

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March 8, 2021

While navigating 2020, INVISION needed to find new ways to obtain client feedback. When working on a school design project, we feel engagement with not only with administration, but also the students and community is critical for project success. When the pandemic hit, we shifted to holding these meetings virtually. …

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May 13, 2020

We know in-depth client collaboration leads to successful projects. INVISION believes traits such as the ability to listen, having vision, and attention to detail are critical for projects. We believe our most successful designs occur when our clients share these traits. From day one, we actively engage our …

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April 15, 2019

Learning the “why” behind a project is essential in understanding success. We problem-seek before we problem-solve. We might ask some tough questions, but your honest answers help us set goals, establish drivers and collect relevant data. We take this time to truly listen to your results to create an innovative, …

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May 16, 2016

You certainly can’t design a building in a day. But we’ve found that in just one day, we can help clients identify needs, discover options and test ideas so they can make collective, high-level decisions on specific projects. Many times, clients come to us with complex projects or …

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January 27, 2016

At INVISION, we have had the privilege of working with great clients on a variety of project types and sizes, from athletic facilities to high rise buildings to research laboratories, both renovations and new construction. In all of these settings, clients are always the experts in their own …

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December 29, 2015

There is an old adage, “If your only tool is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail.” As an architect, it is easy to see every problem as an opportunity to build anew. But we’re not here to just build more buildings, or take the easy …

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December 23, 2015

Using data in the Discovery process strengthens our ability to better understand a situation so we can problem seek before we problem solve. From quantitative space utilization studies to qualitative analyses of user group feedback and building programming optimization efforts, we are reaching new heights…

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August 10, 2015

Nothing quite connects you to an old building like being six stories high on a lift reviewing individual masonry joints during a masonry survey. That was my experience this morning at the Clemens Building in downtown Des Moines.

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