Category: Planning

Are Main Streets Making a Natural Comeback?

By Bruce Morrow, PLA, LEED AP, and Jacob Blue, PLA In 2017 more brick-and-mortar store closings were announced than in any other year on record, driven in large part by online shopping. Yet plenty of consumers want a different experience – and planners are helping to provide that. Planners are designing downtowns that attract more… Read More »

Engineering/Architecture: What’s New in 2019

By Sue Leith, PG, CPSM It’s the start of the new year, and a yearly resolution for any organization is to stay on top of the trends and innovations that will drive its industry. The architecture/engineering industry is no different. As innovations change how people live, travel, and shop, the infrastructure they interact with has… Read More »

Making a Difference, One Solution at a Time

By Thomas Pulse, PE Design professionals come in many forms. They design, engineer, landscape, survey, map, inspect, and build the infrastructure that surrounds and serves us. But they share one common characteristic: The work they do improves lives. For nearly 60 years, the professionals at Ayres Associates have been working to make your world –… Read More »