IBE helped reveal the place and mission-sourced potential for the redevelopment of the No Barriers field campus.  the Resulting design will support empowering youth, veterans, and people with disabilities to break through barriers, find their inner purpose, and contribute their best to the world.

To better understand the place-sourced potential, IBE conducted contextual research through interviews, site visits, reviews of past site reports, and historical and ecological documents from the area. The focus was on understanding the key relationships and patterns that made the place, and the organization, special and unique.  With initial contextual understanding in hand, IBE facilitated a full-day workshop with about 25 diverse participants to advance the schematic design for a refreshed mountain campus.  The whole process helped the team recognize potential and develop a design that embodied the essence of the place and the direction for the project.

Key Outcomes

  • Shared vision, guiding principles, and key concepts for master plan development and structure design

Project Deliverables

  • Background research summary presentation
  • Workshop design and facilitation


“IBE did a terrific job facilitating a diverse group of individuals coming together to dream up the future of our mountain campus. Most importantly, they helped our team hone in on the heart and soul behind the project so we were aligned on vision and purpose.” – David Shurna, Executive Director, No Barriers USA & Co-Founder, No Barriers Youth