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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 »


GIS Specialist Joins Select Group of Certified Mapping Scientists

February 15, 2019

GIS specialist Michael Seidel of Ayres Associates’ aerial mapping group recently became one of fewer than 60 certified mapping scientists in GIS/LIS – and the first in Wisconsin – according to the professionals directory of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), which administers the certification. CMS-GIS/LIS certification holders are involved in geographic… Read More »


Western Division Adds Municipal Engineering Staff

January 22, 2019

Lauren Bonney has joined the municipal engineering staff in the Fort Collins, Colorado, office. She brings a natural drive to lead and to provide quality service with a focus on safety. Bonney will perform design work relating to stormwater, wastewater, water transmission and distribution, pumping systems, and other utilities. She will also support river and… Read More »