Summary: General information on Oasis Design Consulting.
Note: Our consulting calendar is full for the next year, at least.
However, if your project is an ideal site for anEco-luxury bathing chamber, Green septic system, or aGreywater greenhouse , or likely to helpLegalize Sustainabilitywe'll try to fit you in.
Oasis Design work almost always incorporates innovative, "growing edge" designs.
These enable greater attunement to the context, higher performance, and/or lower environmental impact and long term cost.
Most projects are either
Usually more can be gained by improving the connections between systems than by improving the systems. I can coordinate all specialists involved in a project to achieve a unified design consensus.
My best designs are for several intertwined systems in a complex, extreme environment. For example, a wilderness hot springs resort with several drastically different types of water, or a community with no water income at all for half of the year.
The earlier in the design phase you can involve me, and the more elements (greywater system, landscaping, architecture, water supply, energy efficiency ) I can have input to, the easier and cheaper it will be to accomplish more.
Intelligent user involvement enables designs to be more sensitive, elegant, and efficient.
The ideal client wants to accommodate their lifestyle to a better relationship with the earth.
To get started, have a look through the information and links below, then contact us.
Note that the large number of inquiries we receive precludes lengthy unpaid preliminaries.
Good luck with your project!
Assess site features and make recommendations for water supply, wastewater reuse/ treatment, legal compliance, citing of structures and gardens, privacy, scan maps or aerial photos to make brainstorming maps, etc.
Typically one to three days work, including a site visit or off-site review of Site Evaluation Form information from client.
Assess Site Evaluation Form information and design a water and/or wastewater system which is optimal for the context.
Some clients save time by doing the design themselves and having me review it and give advice at points in the process.
Typically five hours to four days work.
Most projects we do incorporate original designs. SeeOasis design specialties.
Coordinate all the players involved with a project to move in a unified way towards the client's goals.
Delegate all the work I can, and do whatever can't be delegated. Each of the few projects of this type which I take on are exceptionally interesting.
Can span years and involve months of billed work, though some are as short as a few weeks.
Write code related to the practice of integrated design/ sustainability.
Provide compelling, well-researched testimony in cases that advance Oasis's core objectives; pro-sustainability, anti-waste or exploitation of natural and social resources.
Because I have many more offers than time to pursue them, I have to turn most opportunities down. How do I decide which jobs to take?
This is the filter I use. Most projects I take on have "Yes" answers to most questions:
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