Figure 2-1a Site Planning and Design Process.
accommodate successfully the individual dynamics
for site design. Planning and design are conceived
of a project as it progresses.
as a continuous and increasingly refined process.
a. The Process in the Military System. The site
Site planning forms the basis for site design.
planning and design process ideally provides for
Therefore, site planning should produce suffi-
sequential and increasingly refined decision-
ciently thorough documentation to support site
making. However, as a military project progresses
design efforts. Changes in program, site, economic
from the master plan to construction approval,
conditions and personnel can all interrupt the flow
decision-making is segmented among different lo-
and delay the timing of the process. It is important
cations and personnel. There may be significant
to understand the process as a whole in order to