A solid core of principles
"Above all, we believe that by changing the way we plan, design, and build our cities, we hold the power to positively impact not only our own lives, but also those of future generations."
Welcome to Urban Design Solutions: a design & planning firm providing expert advice to quality-conscious clients, who seek to foster placemaking through better development principles, policies and practice.
We subscribe to a core of traditional design values to promote the development of compact, vibrant, mixed-use and pedestrian-friendly places that enhance the livability of our communities and towns.
UDS advocates the reuse and recovery of available infrastructure as a way to revitalize and heal cities: Urban Infill maximizes the reuse of existing resources and strengthens well established neighborhoods, while the redevelopment of suburban areas restores local community character lost through sprawl.
In order to achieve these goals, we apply an open and transparent practice, engaging all stakeholders early into the planning and design processes. We focus on creating feasible and realistic plans that mature well and adapt gracefully to environmental and socioeconomic changes over time.
Our team is composed of architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects and GIS experts. We routinely collaborate with other professionals, in a careful balance between big-picture thinking and an acute attention to detail.
UDS strives to better serve the individual needs of our clients, providing locally tailored solutions to complex urban challenges. Above all, we believe that by changing the way we plan, design, and build our cities, we hold the power to positively impact not only our own lives, but also those of future generations.
We craft our work with great care because we understand that our clients demand and deserve a higher level of service.
If you share our vision of careful placemaking and would like to receive more information, please contact us by email or by phone, at 1450.475.704