HERE TO EQUIP YOU WITH PLACEMAKING

It began as a dream: could there be a way to serve others selflessly through the ways we design and build the world around them?

Making a difference in your community can be complicated enough as it is, but having to navigate red tape, contractors, esoteric jargon, and funding can add to that challenge. Let us share this burden with you so that you can continue to serve your community to the fullest capacity.

Our Vision

We strive to realize a world where all people have the power to transform the built environment for the good of those around them.

Our Mission

 

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

 

Community Planning

Helping you develop a long-term strategy for the built environment while navigating the laws and policy already in place

Design-Build

Every step of the architectural process from design to construction; includes buildings, interiors, and landscaping

Public Art

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.

Client Selection

 

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 do that – 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 do good in their community.

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.

Testimonials

"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

Awards

 

Parade of Hearts

Public art competition

Kansas City metro area

Collaboration with Element Ten

Crowdus Street 2.0

2nd place, international street design competition

Dallas, Texas

Collaboration with Studio Outside