Master Planning

Looking forward, planning holistically

A wide range of planning services

We work with institutions, governments and public agencies, and developers to create long-range plans that are visionary, pragmatic, feasible, and aimed toward success. Whether master planning how a complex museum stays open to the public during phased renovation, how an urban complex achieves entitlements or credits to make it economically feasible, or how a university or government campus retains its character in a time of rapid growth, our well-rounded professional team takes a holistic and rigorous approach.

In addition to developing urban designs and physical master plans for buildings and grounds, our planning process often addresses transportation and mobility, landscape, infrastructure, stormwater management, sustainability, resilience, security and safety features, accessibility and wayfinding.

People, place, and promise

Whether we are planning a new city or campus, or re-imagining urban districts or campus precincts, we focus on connecting people and places. The environmental, social, historical, and physical context is our canvas. Research, analysis, and creative thinking allow us both to envision a hopeful future and conceive of a practical way to get there.      


Programming & space needs
Envisioning & branding
Site & building conditions surveys
Stay/go analyses
Real estate assessments, NPV
Feasibility & cost studies
Land use, transportation, parking
Zoning, entitlements & tax credits
Physical master planning
Consultant coordination
Phasing scenarios
Accessibility & wayfinding
Peer review of implementation 

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to help you start your next project.

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