Urban Places

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Creating places for people

Everywhere we work—in cities and suburbs alike—economic shifts and demographic trends are creating a demand for urban living. We hear from our clients they need a new approach to the challenges they face—one that's integrated—and our Urban Places team provides just that.

We bring together urban experts across a wide range of disciplines to collaborate in helping communities across the globe chart a path to increased livability, equity, and sustainability.

More than just a collection of technical skills, our integrated approach “connects the dots” to solve complex problems and unlock bigger opportunities.

We're visionaries who push the edge of innovation but keep plans grounded in the realities of the market, urbanists who understand how to use infrastructure projects to attract private investment, and designers focused on creating great neighborhoods and building places for people.

Meet the urban suburb

It’s a new world for suburbs, and our team knows it well. We've worked on plans for walkable, mixed-use suburban centers across North America. Our team helps suburbs look at their future—reimagining them as 21st century centers of community—to enhance economic competitiveness, fiscal sustainability, livability, and resilience. Read More

Revitalizing our downtowns

Our team helps communities transform and optimize the potential of their downtowns and main streets. By creating unique spaces that respond to the character of a city or neighborhood and the people who use them, we bring community to life. Read More

Creating vibrant districts

Sport and entertainment districts have emerged as people-centered places, creating an ecosystem of activity, throughout the day and week, and across all four seasons—these vibrant districts serve their communities, drive investment, and keep visitors returning. Our work spans design disciplines and blurs boundaries between planning, architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban design, and branding to help bring these districts to life. Learn More


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Architecture We create spaces that are engaging and uplifting, that contribute to our collective sense of health and well-being, and encourage the sustainable stewardship of our communities.
Campus Planning Through campus planning, we apply rigorous analysis and creative thinking to these physical and less tangible campus elements to create a solid framework for the institution’s future.
Digital Technology is reshaping the way we approach design. Our digital team helps us push the boundaries of practice, leveraging the power of technology to deliver transformational results for our clients.
Intelligent Transportation Systems We provide Intelligent Transportation by integrating information and communication technologies in our infrastructure to manage and improve the reliability and efficiency of our transportation network.
Land Use Planning We provide creative solutions for right now as well as for the future that take into account site conditions, public input, client needs, and project requirements.
Landscape Architecture Whether it's an urban park, a restored wetland, an athletic complex, or a waterfront destination—through analysis, planning, and design, we create inspired landscapes that reflect context and user needs.
Public Participation We develop and execute communication and consultation plans that allow people affected by change to understand, influence, and accept it.
Real Estate Advisory Services Our integrated real estate services help you determine your organizational options related to real property or facilities, establish what to do with a real estate asset, and identify what it may be worth.
Sustainability Designs, initiatives, and projects that support a more sustainable world are how we’re going to reduce harmful impacts and secure our global future.
Transportation Planning As a community grows in size and population, so do its mobility needs. We help you address those needs and find a comprehensive solution that can safely get you to your destination.
Urban Planning & Design Our plans help harness the forces reshaping North American communities. We create places that are authentic, green, walkable, connected and diverse.  
Visioning. Brands. Experiences. We create tangible, experiential, and memorable places. Transformative experiences that enhance real estate values and bring people back to a place again and again.

We’re better together

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    Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.

  • Design your career

    Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.