Who We Are
We are the community advancement firm
Our diverse, mission-driven team works collaboratively across multiple service areas, including architecture, engineering, planning, urban design and landscape architecture, surveying, and construction engineering, to create better places for people.
Community is at the Center of Everything We Do
We are a team of 500+ people from different backgrounds in 16 different cities across our region, striving to use our combined expertise and talents to continually advance the communities we serve. Our work spans client communities across the public and private sectors—including municipalities, state and federal agencies, Fortune 100 companies, developers, schools, universities, and more. As a growing firm with full-service capabilities under one roof, we're listed on ENR's list of Top 500 Design Firms and recognized for our contributions to our industry. But it’s not awards or personal gain that drives us. It’s a passion for making a difference through innovative, people-focused problem solving, design and ideas that drive whole communities forward—today, and well into the future.
We believe that something incredible grows out of a team of experts with individual specialties, working together toward tomorrow. Ideas with bigger impact. Creative solutions from a broader perspective. And limitless imagination to innovate for our clients.
To us, each client relationship is unique, so every solution is tailor-made to their goals. We view success as creating places that capture the vision and aspirations of the community of people who live and work there—both now and for generations to come.
We see what you see—and what could be. We get in the trenches with you, diving deeply into your challenges with inspiration and enthusiasm to offer solutions that go beyond what you’ve asked of us.
Move Communities Toward Tomorrow
Since our founding in 1962, we've stayed true to our roots—our people, our values and our mission—as we cultivate innovative solutions for the future. It's where we start in every client community we partner with, working together today to make tomorrow better.
2018 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms
2018 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest Top Design Firms
2018 Zweig Group Hot Firm List