Engineering Urban Infrastructure & Renewal

Building and maintaining a thriving community relies on visible and hidden infrastructure, from roads and buildings above ground to water, sewer, and drainage systems underground. To do it right, municipalities need to make wise decisions about how they plan and build their infrastructure and work with private developers to encourage smarter economic development. Our civil engineers help cities and towns plan for growth, develop and maintain strong infrastructure using risk-based investment prioritization, and create the conditions that support clean, healthy, vibrant communities. And we work with developers to build beautiful, functional, low-impact buildings that benefit neighborhoods, residents, and owners.


Cities and towns maintain a huge array of infrastructure types, from streets to water supply, sewers, and drainage systems. Keeping everything working well to meet the changing needs of the community requires good planning, careful design, and an exacting sense of how to use limited financial resources. Our clients rely on us to help design, expand, maintain, and renew their infrastructure because of our combination of experience, diverse skills, and approach that constantly seeks out ways to be more efficient and solve multiple problems. Cities and towns turn to us as a partner that can find a way to balance short- and long-term needs, make the most of available funding, and improve the performance and resilience of their infrastructure assets.


The key to successful urban revitalization projects is effectively balancing the needs of the project owner with the local neighborhood and the interests of the municipal leaders and policy makers. Our collaborative approach keeps all stakeholders engaged at the right times and lines of communication open. With our knowledge of the infrastructure involved, zoning and permitting processes, and the interests of the cities and towns, we drive projects that work. And we manage scope, schedule, and budget to avoid surprises while integrating green and low impact features to improve building performance, occupant satisfaction, and environmental impact.


Parks, trails, and recreational facilities are important contributors to a community’s economic health and its resident’s well-being. We believe these projects should provide new and improved opportunities to gather, play, and exercise while improving drainage and stormwater management, addressing the common challenges for making these critical spaces more usable in a variety of weather conditions.


Practice Leader
Urban Revitalization