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Urban Design

Urban Design and Specific Plans are important components of our practice. We have firm knowledge of contemporary urban planning methods which emphasize pedestrian and transit oriented development patterns that support the natural environment, while also recognizing the economic, social and cultural needs of the community. Our background in community design, mixed use development regulations, and urban infill strategies has demonstrated the great potential for development oriented to transit.

Our extensive and in-depth knowledge of design guidelines and experience in design review services allow us to create compelling urban design plans and documents. We recognize that design standards and guidelines need to be able to clarify intent, so we utilize innovative graphic techniques that are descriptive and informative.

We apply our urban design skills to the full range of projects we work on, resulting in attention to detail and design that creates quality places.