Site Selection, Space Needs, and Facility Programming

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Location analysis and site selection are often important initial steps to creating successful facilities plans. MAKERS guides our clients through a transparent, defensible decision-making process that relies on market, cost-benefit, risk, and life-cycle analyses, test fit site planning, and extensive stakeholder engagement. To evaluate the feasibility of a specific site, MAKERS considers a property’s development capacity and environmental characteristics, potential impacts of site location on operational efficiency, and the implications of site development to social equity and neighborhood goals.

Our space needs assessments and facility programs include careful consideration of the role of each facility in the larger context of an organization’s operational framework and asset management goals and thorough discussion with users to assess “needs” versus “wants”. At the master planning level, facility programming supports strategic decision making rather than building design—we focus on providing information to help our clients make decisions regarding current and projected space needs and prepare budgets for implementation.


Everett Public Works Site Selection Study (Everett, WA)

NOAA Fisheries Miami Headquarters Feasibility Study (Miami & St. Petersburg, FL)

Redmond Facilities Strategic Management Plan (Redmond, WA)

SPU Facilities North Operations Complex Planning (Seattle, WA)

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program & Feasibility Study (Monterey CA)

NOAA Fisheries Science Center Facilities Program (OR, WA)