Planning & Urban Design
Making places by solving spaces.

Every parcel is a puzzle. The conditions, the codes, the vision — they’re all waiting to be interpreted in a way that creates the ideal outcome for developers, residents, communities, and the environment. For our team, solving the puzzle means truly loving the challenge and having the experience to move as thoughtfully as we do quickly.

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Corner shot of exterior of Peace Raleigh Apartments

From imagining what a site could be to determining exactly what it should be, it’s our job to build a practical path to an ideal and unfolding future.

We combine diligence, creativity and deep regional expertise to help clients maximize their sites for user and code requirements. Whether we’re sketching an urban infill site with unique considerations, plotting out a greenfield location, or detailing a multiphase master plan, we create places that are as unique as they are purposeful.

Planning is heavily shaped by rules, but rules don’t have to be restrictions. They can be inspiration for new creative expressions.

Josh Karrick, PLA, ASLA, AICP

Planning Director

Services — Our team features AICP-certified planners with decades of experience. We select the ideal staff members for each project and back them up with the support of the full team. We offer holistic or phase- based services across the spectrum of multifamily and mixed-use planning.

Due Diligence
Density Studies

Quick initial drawings to ensure the viability of a project in raw numbers —from the total units to the amount of parking spaces required.


Municipal expertise to guide projects through a wide variety of local entitlement requirements for rezoning and administrative site review.

Master Planning

Comprehensive site planning for larger tracts of property with a variety of different potential uses and configurations.

Urban Design

Reimagining the urban fabric with designs that both advance and respect their existing neighborhoods.

Land Planning

Exploration of immediate and future use cases for suburban sites.

Engagement & Charrettes

We engage the public to discuss design considerations and collaborate with clients and stakeholders to bring projects to life.

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