Shaping Communities' Futures

As communities grow and evolve, thoughtful planning and engineering can help ensure smart development that elevates the quality of life for current and future residents. At Benesch, we strive to artfully balance social, economic, environmental and cultural elements to create spaces that help communities thrive.

For decades, we’ve helped private and public clients navigate growth, uncover new opportunities and thoughtfully develop spaces. Whether working to establish the codes and frameworks that support community development, masterfully creating areas for recreation or designing safe campuses for learning, our planners, designers and architects have both the technical expertise and passion that is integral to project success.

Rendering of East Naples community planning in Naples, Florida

Community Planning

Successful community development hinges on capturing your community’s vision for the future and creating a comprehensive strategy to make it a reality. This not only requires a deep understanding of your community members’ unique needs, but also the knowledge to develop the codes and frameworks to support them. Our diversified team of planners can assist your community in creating more convenient, equitable and attractive places to live.

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With a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities facing educational institutions, we are committed to helping our clients create safe, sustainable and inspiring campuses. Offering a comprehensive range of civil/site development services, from initial planning and design through to construction observation and management, Benesch acts as a trusted advisor at every stage of a project.

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Kids playing at Stallings Municipal Park in North Carolina

Parks & Recreation

Benesch’s park & recreation experts have the skills to bring together communities to develop a common vision and organizational framework that will achieve your community-specific recreational goals. Whether you are looking to develop spaces that promote active lifestyles, incorporate therapeutic elements or simply accommodate users of all ages and abilities, we can help.

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Private Development

Creating a functional, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing space that reflects your unique vision while still satisfying local regulations and addressing stakeholder goals requires a comprehensive approach. We embrace a fully integrated service model by calling on a team of experts that span various disciplines, from environmental services to civil engineering, surveying to transportation, and traffic management to landscape architecture.

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