Helping our clients imagine the future, and then providing the integrated and forward-thinking services to achieve those goals is the hallmark of our planning and consulting practice.
We know that a comprehensive, implementable strategy sets the stage for successful solutions. That’s why we consider all the factors that influence plans—technological, socio-cultural, scientific, economic and geo-political. We strongly believe that decisions should be informed by evidence and solid data, wherever possible, and guided by the unique variables and needs that your project requires.

Our approach embraces a framework of integration and collaboration. We have the resources company-wide and through industry partners to expand our team with all necessary experts to ensure a robust and encompassing process. Our partnerships allow us to build unique teams for every engagement, capitalizing on different ways of thinking and seeing the world. We work side-by-side to develop the best plan and path forward.

Where we previously relied on basic mapping to form conclusions about a place, we now use advanced tools, statistical analyses and modeling techniques to take a deeper look at the environmental, social, and economic factors — the whole picture. Before a program is funded, permit is granted, or shovel is turned, our skilled professionals thoroughly analyze and document the findings and successfully collaborate with scientists and clients to develop meaningful work products. The result: a comprehensive framework that allows you to more confidently proceed with your building and infrastructure plans, and accommodates your future needs.

The most successful design projects link the goals of an organization with a comprehensive master plan demonstrating how facilities can support those endeavors. We provide useful and relevant benchmarking data to assist our clients in their planning efforts, ranging from the macro-level (multiple sites, campus) to the micro-level (facility, space). Through understanding potential outcomes of various scenarios, our planning efforts help predict with greater certainty a range of possibilities that encourage long-term sustainable solutions.

We believe that a significant factor in helping make healthcare more affordable is to contain costs, especially those related to inefficiencies in how a building facilitates the work of its users as well as how it functions from an operations standpoint. Armed with the knowledge of current operations along with aspirational future state operations, we design new operating models that minimize waste and variation—leading to repeatable and reliable processes. Using techniques such as Lean process improvement, virtual simulation modeling and iterative facility design, we’re able to maximize efficiency and create intentionally designed experiences.

Our goal is to make data intelligible, meaningful and actionable. We create data-driven foundations for planning and decision-making by integrating all available information. We do this using sophisticated methods and building flexible models tailored to each client’s unique situation. We model demand and our client’s capacity to meet that demand, flexing and adapting to consider a wide range of market and strategic scenarios.

An opportunity exists for your organization and community to grow in profound ways. You can envision the outcome, the capital and the talent to make it a reality, but you face many key questions. Before you begin, and to be successful, you need to validate your ideas and put a well-developed plan in place. As your partner, we’ll work closely with you to locate the solution, but we’ll go further and help you seamlessly transition into its design and construction. And we’ll help you keep pace with today’s rapidly changing marketplace by guiding you to the right decisions to meet your overarching goals and objectives.

Strategic Communications works to help our clients manage social and political risk associated with infrastructure development. With teams in nearly every geographic location, we specialize in grassroots education and outreach through existing social groups in communities.

Better planning helps you be more strategic and sets the stage for innovation. Our collaborative transportation planning process involves input from all users including relevant agencies, private businesses, community groups, environmental organizations and the public at large. We take what we learn and apply a comprehensive, multimodal approach to analyzing the alternatives and impacts. Then we define future policies, goals, investments and designs. The result is a strategic plan that everyone can get behind. Taking an innovative approach helps to move people and goods more effectively and efficiently today and in the future.

We believe great urban and regional design is always uniquely tied to its place: culturally, socially, and physically. It derives its energy from a framework of elements, including demographics, ethnography, cultural drivers, the natural environment and the aspirations of the community’s shared vision. Our multidisciplinary team of planners, architects, engineers, landscape architects, and other design professionals collaborate to promote and advance the concepts of place-making and community. We explore all economic, human, political, legal, environmental and aesthetic issues necessary to improve quality of life and build a sustainable future.