Planning and Urban Design involve an imaginary journey into the future, where all outcomes are uncertain and where opportunity and peril co-exist. It’s an adventure in communication, as well as in design and policy development. And it’s a process of collaboration and compromise in support of valued common goals.

Our focus is on aligning physical assets with a clearly defined mission, and our work will respect and reinforce your vision while being responsive to the conditions of use and the budget. We work to integrate innovative ideas and best practices to develop a compelling strategy for the allocation of space based upon logical adjacencies that support more effective and efficient uses.

We plan with, not for, the client and community because ultimately it’s the people, not the process, that makes for successful planning and urban design.


project awards

  • 2013 AIA Charlotte Urban Design Merit Award

  • 2013 NC Brick Design Honor Award

  • 2007 AIA North Carolina Honor Award, Unbuilt

  • 2011 Metal Construction Association Chairman’s Award | Institutional Category

  • 2011 NOMA Design Excellence Honor Award

  • 2012 AIA Charlotte Carole Hoefener Carriker Sustainable Design Honor Award

  • 2013 Carolinas Parking Association Parking Awards, Parking Structure – New Design

  • 2014 Center City Vision Awards: Special Achievement Award

  • 2019 Excellence in Preservation Award

  • ENR Southeast’s 2018 Best Projects – Transit Award of Merit