Urban Planning sets a vision for a community. It’s a comprehensive plan that describes, in narrative with maps and drawings, an overall development of an area and takes into consideration growth and the expansion of public services, transportation, etc. For the past several decades, Gonzalez Newell Bender, Inc. has designed many urban planning projects, such as Independence Village at the Dominion in San Antonio, TX. This is a 120 luxury dwelling units, and a 90 suite independent and assisted living units on a 30-acre site also included 68 single family lots. Another notable development was the Toskana Active Adult Community. This is a 226 luxury dwelling units on 68-acre site. Dwelling units utilize rear entry motor courts that offer access to garage and off street parking. This development includes landscape focal points, streetscapes, and a “town square” to in site orientation
Interior Design implies that there is more of an emphasis on planning, functional design and effective use of space involved in this profession, as compared to interior decorating. An interior designer can undertake projects that include arranging the basic layout of spaces within a building, as well as, projects that require an understanding of technical issues as acoustics, lighting, temperature, etc. The interior design for the new head-quarters for Galaxy Builders stands out among the ordinary buildings located in this Shavano area office park. The new building interior features a two story entrance rotunda and customized stairs of granite and stainless steel. Conference rooms received a custom-built paneling and are outfitted with data ports and plasma screen TV’s for project presentations.