Divney Tung Schwalbe
Divney Tung Schwalbe
Divney Tung Schwalbe
Divney Tung Schwalbe

Applied Intelligent Land Use |

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Your mission is your primary focus.  It may be related to the protection, preservation or improvement of health, welfare, spirit, environment, education or any combination thereof.  The great majority of your organization’s energies and efforts are centered on providing services to your targeted audience.  But unless your organization is only a virtual one, your people must be located somewhere.  Your clients, patrons and partners may visit you there.  If your location is visible to the general public, their view of where you are will elicit some reaction about who you are.

  • Does how you utilize your land or facilities support your mission?  Is your environment:
    • Supportive of your people, providing them with a setting in which they can be most effective
    • Welcoming to your visitors, to the extent appropriate
    • Reflective of your organization’s philosophy
  • To what extent is “sustainability” part of your mission?  How well is it reflected in where and how you live?
  • How do you as an organization make decisions about the land and facilities you use or are considering, such as:
    • Existing buildings and sites
    • Currently-owned unutilized land
    • Prospective buildings or land

DTS’s Intelligent Land Use approach to planning is especially applicable to helping NFPs make informed decisions about where and how they live.  Utilizing our in-house multi-disciplinary site skills in combination, where applicable, with partners experienced in architecture and building MEP systems, we can help NFPs to strategically plan the use of existing and future space and to help implement those plans in accordance with their mission.

  • Existing Buildings and Sites
    • Site sustainability assessments
      • Site elements – roads, parking, paving
      • Utility infrastructure – stormwater, sanitary, water
      • Vegetation – landscaped areas, natural areas, specimen trees
      • Maintenance and operations – landscape, snow
      • Environmental conditions
      • Accessibility review
    • Building sustainability assessments
      • Space utilization
      • Building envelope assessment
      • Mechanical systems
      • Energy usage
      • Water usage
  • Future Buildings and Sites
    • Site assessments - existing properties and due diligence
      • Site constraints to use or development
      • Program satisfaction
      • Constructability and budget
      • Zoning and approvals
      • Alternative sites
      • Design opportunities
    • Site searches
      • Program development
      • Criteria development
      • First-pass site assessments
    • Development programming
      • Building needs
      • Site needs
  • Strategic Development Planning and Implementation
    • Zoning and approvals strategy and management
    • Project management
    • Consultant selection assistance
    • Master planning
    • Concept site plans and alternatives
    • Site engineering
    • Landscape architecture
    • SEQR process
    • Agency coordination
Not-for-Profit Clients Served

Health Care

Westchester Medical Center -Mount Pleasant

Phelps Memorial HospitalPhelps Memorial Hospital
- Sleepy Hollow

Northern Westchester Hospital
- Mount Kisco

Religious Institutions

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Harrison & New Rochelle

Temple Israel -White Plains

Salvation Army - White Plains

Shinnyo-En - White Plains


Manhattanville College - Purchase

Pace University - Pleasantville

Yorktown HighYorktown High and Middle Schools
- Yorktown Heights

Good Counsel Academy - White Plains

Westchester Day School - Mamaroneck

Rye Country Day - Rye

Conservation & Historical Groups

Stone BarnsStone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture

Scenic Hudson

Historic Hudson ValleyHistoric Hudson Valley
Irvington and Mount Pleasant

Sho Fu Den

Sustainable PlaylandSustainable Playland

Senior and Affordable Housing

Kendal on HudsonKendal on Hudson
Sleepy Hollow

Field Home - Yorktown

The Osborn
The Osborn
- Rye

West End - New Rochelle

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