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Ayres’ Nienow Re-elected to WLIA Board of Directors

February 22, 2019

Zachary Nienow, GISP, project manager in Ayres Associates’ aerial mapping group, was re-elected to the Wisconsin Land Information Association’s Board of Directors. An announcement was made today at WLIA’s annual conference in Appleton. With nearly 15 years of experience in geospatial sciences, Nienow designs and leads lidar, orthoimagery, and digital mapping projects from flight to… Read More »


Wisconsin Completes Statewide Lidar Coverage

Wisconsin lidar stakeholders celebrated the completion of statewide lidar, convening for cake and refreshments Thursday afternoon at the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) annual conference. APPLETON, Wis. – For the first time lidar coverage is now available across the entire state of Wisconsin, offering users highly accurate elevation data for critical applications such as floodplain… Read More »


Reconstructed Bridge Makes Grand Entrance into Park, Wins ACEC Best of State Award

February 19, 2019

Ayres Associates used effective design image renderings, creative engineering, and inventive problem-solving to design a structurally sound yet aesthetically pleasing replacement bridge at an entrance to one of Eau Claire, Wisconsin’s signature attractions: Carson Park. The project was a replacement beyond the ordinary, requiring extensive permitting, regulatory involvement, and public outreach. The American Council of… Read More »


Transformative Altoona River Prairie Development Wins ACEC Best of State Award

What once was a largely undeveloped highway interchange area is now a bustling center of commerce and recreation for the City of Altoona, Wisconsin. River Prairie, the City’s new “front porch,” is a combination of commercial development and public park that is like no other in northwest Wisconsin. The American Council of Engineering Companies of… Read More »


Award-Winning Interchange Improves Gateway to La Crosse, Onalaska

The main corridor through southwestern Wisconsin has received a much-needed upgrade – and incorporated the popular new Eagle Viewing Area. When the Wisconsin Department of Transportation began planning for improvements to I-90 and the roads connecting the Cities of Onalaska and La Crosse to the interstate, local residents and businesses were ready with ideas as… Read More »