HERE TO EQUIP YOU WITH PLACEMAKING
Is there a way to provide design and construction to those who want a better community but who do not fit the mold that most firms look for in a prospective client?
Heidt and Depth was created to answer this question.
If you have a heart to make a positive difference in your community, your efforts can be challenging enough as it is. Having to navigate red tape, contractors, esoteric jargon, and funding for projects related to the built environment can add to that challenge. Let us share this burden with you so that you can continue to serve your community at your fullest capacity.
We strive to realize a world where all people have the power to transform the built environment for the good of those around them.
We equip – through placemaking – those doing good in their communities.
What is Placemaking?
Placemaking is the strategizing, design, and stewardship (placekeeping) of environments that matter to a community. These environments include campuses, storefronts, community centers, and playgrounds, just to name a few (definition adapted from Wikipedia).
Services We Offer
Helping you develop a long-term strategy for the built environment while navigating the laws and policy already in place
Every step of the architectural process from design to construction; includes buildings, interiors, and landscaping
Art installations – such as murals or sculptures – in highly visible places that intend to beautify a community or bring awareness to a subject matter
An Advocate for You
Owner's Representation: In addition to providing one or more of the services listed above, some clients also engage us as their Owner's Representative. What does an owner's rep do? An owner's rep manages the design or construction project on their behalf – fighting for your vision before contractors and government officials, translating technical language for you, and approving no one else's work unless it is completed with quality and fully satisfies your vision.
Funding: We can assist you in finding resources to make your project financially achievable.
Communicating your vision: An important supplement to these services is your ability to communicate your project to stakeholders, such as your board of directors or members of your community. We have done this for our clients in a variety of forms: speaking engagements, illustrations and renderings, GIS mapping, infographics, and even short films. Just let us know your intended audience and we can help you develop a strategy and execute it.
Do we offer other creative services, such as branding and web design?
We used to, but we removed them to more effectively structure our business model. One of our employees, however, continues to offer them through a separate entity.
We give full consideration to any person, business, or organization who (1) has a desire to make a positive impact in their community and (2) needs or wants changes made to the built environment to make that happen – regardless of their understanding of placemaking or their ability to pay for our services. In our short history, many of our clients have been small businesses and nonprofits, but we are always welcoming opportunities to work for – and build relationships with – anyone who wants to build a better community for themselves and those around them.
Do we focus on a specific geographic area in our work?
Due to our extensive professional and personal network, the location of – or services required by – a project are not an obstacle. We have completed projects in all four hemispheres.
"Without (Heidt and Depth's) reliability, trustworthiness, and consistency, I never could have focused my attention on my clients while maintaining my property and making the necessary changes to it to expand my business."
Lisa Drey, RN
Client, Evergreen, Colorado
"Heidt and Depth has introduced us to tons of resources to shape our vision. They think creatively and inspire creativity. They are diligent and follow through."
Rev. Mike Wright
Client, Littleton, Colorado
"(Heidt and Depth) provided timely, high quality designs and renderings that far exceeded my expectations."
Bradley Hansen, PE
Collaborator, Cape Town, South Africa
Selected work displayed in public art competition
Kansas City metro area
Collaboration with Element Ten
2nd place, international street design competition
Collaboration with Studio Outside Landscape Architects