Visual Impact Assessment

Our efficient, effective and professional visual services form an integral part of successful heritage and environmental assessment processes and development projects.

Here’s how we can help you:

High quality and defensible VIAs are key to ensuring that your approvals process holds up to public, authority and professional scrutiny.
We produce expert VIAs using cutting edge software technology to ensure your development’s compliance with the latest VIA guidelines and legislation.

Our project track record includes: 

VIAs in both the public and private domain including the rural, residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

Our completed projects include:

The CTICC, Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town Film Studios, V&A Waterfront Precincts, Fraaigelegen, La Cotte,
Pinnacle Point, Vredenburg Wind Energy Facility and Langebaan Country Estate.

Always ensuring the highest professional standards, our visual services include:

Landscape Character Analysis

to gain an understanding of geological, topographical, hydrological, biological and anthropogenic influences that formulate landscape character and sense of place.

Viewshed and View Catchment Mapping

using a LiDAR or GIS dataset generated digital terrain model (DTM) to analyse the potential visibility of a project.

3D Modelling Simulations and Photomontages:

to illustrate what the project would look like from various important viewpoints and view corridors.

Determination of Visual Assessment Criteria

including zone of visual influence, visual exposure, visual absorption capacity, visual sensitivity and visual intrusion.

Assessment of Visual and Cumulative Impacts

using internationally recognized visual assessment criteria with and without the implementation of mitigation.

Strategic Design Input for Visual Consideration

including landscape design indicators, and visual mitigation and enhancement strategies.