Developing a property is a process of fitting the built environment into the surrounding environment. From wetlands constraints to stormwater management, from site layout to water and wastewater infrastructure engineering, and from on-site traffic management to high performance building design, each decision impacts the final outcome. For decades, we have helped clients manage all the elements that determine the success of a development or redevelopment project, helping them navigate permitting, environmental challenges, utility integration, and construction to create a built environment that meets their needs and goals.
Focus on the essentials
Each decision on a development or redevelopment project effects the final outcome, from choosing the right land resource, to permitting, managing wastewater and stormwater, and building the project. Before making any planning or design decisions, we begin with a complete understanding of our client’s goals, and how they will drive the decision-making process. Equipped with this knowledge, we apply our expertise in site design, urban infrastructure, and stormwater management to develop the plans that facilitate permit approvals, bidding, and construction. Our reputation within the regulatory community for quality and our exacting standards make us the right partner for sensitive projects with complex environmental or community engagement needs. We focus on the details that matter so that our clients can focus on the big picture.
Low impact design drives value
New trends in land use restrictions and building codes, changing permitting requirements, concerns over climate impacts, and the rapidly evolving regulation of stormwater are making low impact development the new normal. Because we work with cities on how to better manage stormwater, we understand their interests and their infrastructure needs. We use this knowledge to help design sites that minimize stormwater runoff through creative best management practices that reduce long-term maintenance costs and speed up the approvals process. The end result is cleaner, greener, more valuable properties.
Collaborating on high performance buildings
The range of green building design standards is expanding, and the advantages of following LEED, Passivhaus, or another standard can be significant. These programs can result in reduced long-term operational costs and maintenance, improved productivity and quality of life for those working or living in the building, and better overall building performance. We understand both the principles these programs are based on and the details of the standards themselves and collaborate closely with design partners to achieve the performance and certification our clients’ need.