What are Pattern Books?
UDA pioneered the use of Pattern Books in today's development practice. UDA Pattern Books® are a means to build new development in a way that is familiar to a particular place. Therefore, the process engages builders, developers, architects, and real estate professionals in a technical process to enable all participants to understand, embrace, and build from a shared vision and character. Documents include analysis of local public spaces, streets, specific requirements in placement and design of new architecture.
What are Form-Based Codes?
UDA Form-Based Codes are prepared for municipalities and developers seeking to revise or transform their entitlement regulations in the creation of new environments. Form-Based Codes provide a clear expectation of building forms and shapes, and their relationship in the creation of a high-quality public realm. UDA frequently teams with code writers and will be responsible for the code content, design, and production.
How do we develop Pattern Books & Codes?
We travel to our sites and work collaboratively with clients, constituents, and future users. We utilize interviews, research and analyze primary data, and provide local and regional reconnaissance to develop Pattern Book & Code material.
Where are they appropriate?
UDA Pattern Books® and Form-Based Codes can be used in multiple applications from urban downtowns to neighborhoods to rural contexts. They are used in existing, and new environments.
How are they used?
Pattern Books and Form-Based Codes may be used as either regulatory or "opt-in" documents. They are used to illustrate opportunities and serve as a basis for a design process by an applicant and within a design review process by a review body or authority.