Planning

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Planning requires vision. Imagine trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the box! Our seasoned professionals guide and facilitate during the planning process. We help clients understand how communities and landscapes work so they can figure out how many pieces the puzzle has and what the picture on the jigsaw puzzle might look like. We especially like helping people discover how to manage and influence change in a positive way.

We have the technical expertise necessary to complete the assignment efficiently and effectively drawing on the multi-disciplined skills of our staff and consulting associates. We are creative and entrepreneurial, practical and solution oriented. Our working philosophy is based on stewardship and citizenship helping people understand the consequences associated with the choices we all make and our responsibility to future generations.

We start from the moral imperative that none of us has the right to mortgage our children's future. Rather we have a stewardship responsibility and ecological ethic that underpins the way we work. We look at resolving today's problems in the context of preserving opportunities for future choices. Whether we are designing subdivisions, writing policies or crafting regulations our objective is to add value. Our goal is to help others reach for the stars and achieve their dreams. We are also strategic thinkers, pragmatists who look for simple, creative solutions and measurable results.

View some of our previous work below:

Planning

Rotary Peace Park Playground Re-Design

Rotary Peace Park Playground Re-Design

Project Description

 Inukshuk was asked to redesign a playground slated for the City’s most used park on the Yukon River waterfront. The theme echoed the city’s history as a transportation hub, with play equipment based on trains and boats. The playground also included universally accessible play equipment and recycled rubber matting for wheelchair access and impact attenuation.

Client:

 City of Whitehorse

Ross River School Replacement

Ross River School Replacement

Project Description

Working within a modest budget, we created discrete areas for community use, such as an expansive deck area, and came up with innovative solutions, including a rubber-lined foundation planting bed, to address permafrost concerns. 

Client:

 Charles McLaren Architect Ltd. / Government of Yukon

Haines Junction Block 39 Landscape Plan

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Project Description

 Block 39 is the “heart” of the village, containing the municipal offices, the new convention centre, a community centre and key recreational facilities such as the pool and arena. Inukshuk developed a landscape plan for the area that could be undertaken in phases, and that reconciled functional requirements such as the need for adequate parking with the desire to highlight the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Client:

 Village of Haines Junction

Grey Mountain Cemetery Expansion

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Project Description

The unconventional circular design for the expansion area recalls the ripples left when a pebble hits the water, evocative of the impressions we all make in the lives of others while we are here. A first for the Yukon, the expansion also includes a special area for the interment of children, recognizing the special grief and need to recognize and celebrate life that happens with the passing of a child.

Client:

 City of Whitehorse