We are a multidisciplinary community driven urban planning consulting business based out of Seattle, WA. Our work is geared towards educating, equipping, and empowering communities that are underserved.
Smash the Box was founded by Yes Segura, due to the lack of Transgender Queer, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (QTBIPOC) owned urban planning businesses in Seattle, WA and throughout the U.S.
The business is owned and ran by a Queer Transgender Person of Color. Smash the Box is also a proud member of the Nation's largest LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce, the GSBA.
To help implement sustainable, inclusive, innovative design solutions that will help to benefit communities for the better, across the world.
Our philosophy start small, think big comes from turning pie in the sky ideas into reality. We are set on establishing transportation design lab(s) that will enable communities to generate and implement ideas that will help to build our future smart cities for all.
Our 3-core values help to guide any and all of our projects.
For our work to sustain itself we identify what has worked and what hasn't worked in the past. Our design solutions must also be able to adapt itself to anything new and be easily accessible.
For our work to be inclusive it must be considerate of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, religions, races/ethnicities, and abilities and be viewed as equal.
For our work to be innovative it must not be anything out of the box. That motto is outdated. Our work uses a multidisciplinary approach which the latest 21st century technology tools.
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Our values also align themselves with the 5 out of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's).