Design & Engineering
Agritecture Consulting is a boutique consulting firm offering a comprehensive approach to urban agriculture project development. In operation since 2014, Agritecture has helped more than a dozen organizations and entrepreneurs determine the feasibility of their ideas, recruit talent for their projects, manage operations challenges, and validate their business plans.
Through a personalized commitment to each project, we believe we strengthen the current community of farmers and entrepreneurs, and contribute to urban food security. Our job is to jumpstart your knowledge of urban agriculture, help you navigate barriers to entry, make connections, and mitigate risk. Our consulting services are backed by several years of operations data and a team of experienced growers, engineers, and sustainability managers.
If you are seeking expert guidance on crop selection, system design, and economics for your urban agriculture business idea, then you have come to the right place. Request a quote for a comprehensive feasibility study and know before you grow.
Your ideas matter. In this stage we develop your concept and identify your goals. Our Managing Director will walk you through budget setting, types of farms, and customers. Here we empower you with numbers, initial modeling, brainstorming, and collaboration. By the end of this stage you will have a clear concept of the details and scope of your project.
Your ideas can be validated. In this stage we identify market needs. Based on the location and type of farm you've selected, our Lead Researcher will connect with farms, supermarkets, and distribution centers to establish accurate data on such things as price points, and customer preferences. Here we identify local trends, visit stores, talk to customers, and speak with focus groups. By the end of this stage you will have a report of comprehensive data.
Design & Engineering
Your ideas can be built. In this stage we develop the design and instillation plan for your project. Our Lead Systems Designer will develop a 3D model, bill of materials, including: plumbing, electrical, layout, HVAC, processing, and distribution needs. Here we identify the ideal design given site specifications and product type. By the end of this stage you will have a complete design model and implementation plan for your project.
Your ideas can become a sustainable business. In this stage we create an economic model for your farm. Our Operations Director will assemble an economic analysis including ROI, payback estimates, operational, and capital costs. Here we identify key elements that can be used in your business plan and pitch deck for investors. By the end of this stage you will have an economic model that is viable (we will keep working until we identify a viable model).
Your ideas can be realized. In this stage we provide recommendation and assessment overviews. Our Projects Director will provide you with a timeline, critical next steps, and a final report with all the findings from previous stages. By the end of this stage you will have a complete and clear action plan to realize your project.
It is important to us that our client projects are realized. We select a small group of clients that have hired us for feasibility studies to then implement their ideas. For this select group of clients, we provide implementation, support, and/or build services. This includes testing new crops, recruiting, project management, food safety, and waste reduction.