Category: Planning

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 »

10 Powerful Elements Bring Public Spaces to Life

By Chris Silewski, PLA How do you make a space great? Design it for its intended uses but with flexibility for those uses to change over time. And give people not just a single focal area in which to congregate but at least 10 ways to engage with the space. Look carefully, and you’ll notice… Read More »

Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate Civil Engineering

By Disa Wahlstrand, PE, LEED AP It’s National Engineers Week, which makes this a great time to celebrate all engineers. Engineers come in many specializations, from aerospace to software and everything in between. But the engineer with the greatest impact on the public good could well be the civil engineer – designer of water pipes… Read More »