When Giraffe was first adopted in the design team at GEOCON - no one expected how dramatically it would change the way site analysis was done on potential acquisitions. Historically, time & money were limiting factors on how sites were analysed, with the majority of design decisions waiting until after a site was acquired. Deals were primarily assessed within the development team & then passed to design for massing studies to confirm the site will work.
That was right up until they discovered Giraffe. Now all site's are assessed in conjunction with the design team.
All planning data is available for each project right on the canvas. This saves an enormous amount of time researching what the constraints are.
Secondly, scenario modelling is rapid, agile and helps the designers speak the language of the business. In the words of Senior Project Lead Adam Corak
The urban data tab helps our team navigate market variables across our projects, which are ultimately focused on GR and yield, whilst delivering a quality product for the end user. For our feasibility and massing studies, it is invaluable for us to show several design iterations that each achieve the desired output, which Giraffe allows us to produce dynamically without the time investment a traditional approach would involve.
Thirdly, GEOCON use the Giraffe app ecosystem to de-risk projects even further. With just one click, Adam and his team can run a 'solar access' study on every scenario they run, to ensure the massing studies are not just up to code, but have a high level of comfort for the occupants. The solar access app reduces their spend on external consultants by thousands of dollars per site - and dramatically improves the speed they are able to test the viability of scenarios.
The net result of adopting Giraffe at GEOCON is - time saved by removing data research issues, improved commercial & aesthetic outcomes by connecting design & commercial KPIs, less risk on projects by front loading analysis.
If you would like to learn how Giraffe can transform your business - call us to take it for a test drive.
“Giraffe turned a potentially hours long sketching session and day of back and forth with architects into a 30 minute review of concepts I created using the app.”
Project Analyst, Gulf Coast Housing