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'I am enthusiastic over humanity's extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuities. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. But this is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think that we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday's fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem.' 

R. Buckminster Fuller - Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1969

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 Above: Curtin Academic Heart - Campus Planning & Place Making, 
Curtin University, Perth.  Image Production - Squint Opera

Research + Practice

Our approach to Master Planning and Urban Design follows six simple principles:

  • Create strong and shared team culture
  • Use design as a process for creative and collaborative problem solving
  • Deliver evidence based planning and design
  • Test economically grounded solutions
  • Focus on buildable and cost effective outcomes to catalyse change
  • Deliver compelling urban narratives to inspire and align stakeholders in the long term

Urban Enquiry is founded on a strong belief in the power of collaboration and working closely with clients and diverse professional disciplines to ensure project outcomes are progressive, integrated and effective.