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Solar Farms as Pollinator Habitat? You Read that Right!

Solar Farms as Pollinator Habitat? You Read that Right!

As solar energy development continues to expand, several U.S. states and localities are considering regulations to encourage or require sustainable landscape practices to mitigate the impacts of solar infrastructure. Read more »


Landscape Architecture is Research-Based Design

Landscape Architecture is Research-Based Design

By utilizing performance metrics, landscape architects can utilize research-based design to justify major design moves. We can help our clients understand why and how they can support both the human and non-human environment through design. Read more »


Keep Your Finger on the Pulse, the new Bus Rapid Transit in Central Virginia

Keep Your Finger on the Pulse, the new Bus Rapid Transit in Central Virginia

Have you been wondering what all the construction is going on in and around the City of Richmond? It’s the GRTC Pulse: Bus Rapid Transit! Read more »


FOUR Earth Shattering Apps that Make our World Better

FOUR Earth Shattering Apps that Make our World Better

Every year for Earth Day, we highlight recent apps developed for our clients that help protect, sustain, and preserve our natural resources, communities, and surrounding environment. Of course, this year is no different! Read more »


If Richmond Architecture Was an 80’s Song…

If Richmond Architecture Was an 80’s Song…

In honor of National Architecture Week, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite buildings in our hometown of Richmond, Virginia. In honor of making this exercise a little more fun, we’ve attached a song from the 1980s to each. Read more »


Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures

Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures

Engineers are no longer limited to using expensive sampled data to model signal performance and calculate new signal timings. Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPM) consists of techniques for analysis of actual traffic data being collected and measured by sensors and a traffic signal controller with high-resolution (tenth-of-a-second) data logging capability. Read more »


Picture This: Edinburgh Parkway in Chesapeake, Virginia

Picture This: Edinburgh Parkway in Chesapeake, Virginia

Public infrastructure improvements were required adjacent to The Estates at Hickory, a 616 detached home master planned community. Edinburgh Parkway will be widened to a four-lane divided roadway south of Hillcrest Parkway. Read more »


Richmond International Airport Signage and Safety Upgrades

Richmond International Airport Signage and Safety Upgrades

Thanks to Richmond landing on Forbes.com’s “10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018” list, we can expect an influx of wanderlusters through the capital city’s Richmond International Airport. A fresh safety upgrade of airport property involved all open-to-public roads at the airport. Read more »


Picture This: Matrix Midtown Apartments

Picture This: Matrix Midtown Apartments

The Matrix Midtown is a 47-unit, 4 story building, with a mezzanine level, located on 1st and Canal Streets in the heart of Downtown Richmond. Read more »


Improved Pedestrian Circulation that Protects

Improved Pedestrian Circulation that Protects

The Wounded Warrior Covered Walkway in Walter Red National Military Medical Center, a walkway intended to provide protection for vets against harsh weather conditions is now complete two years later. Read more »