About Us

What We Do

Design communities that add value to the region
Our planning process considers all regional attributes that might influence the design of the master plan rather than just looking at a site in isolation. Can the site tie into a regional trail system? How does the property contribute to regional transportation solutions? Can the community's recreation facilities serve as a community center? These questions and many others form the basis for a dialogue about how the development can serve the larger community as a significant asset.

Build communities that respond to the market
Every master plan decision is backed up by excellent/extensive market research.

Involve citizens in community based planning
Engaging the citizens of the existing community is critical in today's political environment. Prior to committing any design to paper we invite all the area residents to sit with us and discuss their fears and desires. These items are carefully recorded and are regularly visited as the design team does its work.

Form public/private partnerships
Working with local governments that understand the benefits in forming partnerships is essential. These partnerships bring the government additional tax revenues and much more functional transportation systems. In addition, the trust level developed through successful partnership removes the traditional "us" versus "them" mentality.

Emphasize transit
Working with the local transit provider to install the highest possible level of public transit reduces reliance on the automobile. This has obvious and well known beneficial effects. Transit stops also help enhance community-gathering places.

Design communities as a place to work, live, play and learn
Careful attention is paid to providing opportunities to shop at the town center retail, and to work in either the office above the retail or in live-work spaces. Parks, playgrounds, recreation centers and open space is carefully planned to serve all of the residents in cost effective ways.

Encourage higher density
Compact urban development is a responsible, greener use of land. Higher density residential development can support better transit service and create a better consumer base for increased retail services, both of which increase the desirability of a master planned community. Good architecture can result in higher density that is also pleasant and comfortable to live in.

Plan each new community with a unique set of development tenets
Each community is unique; this difference is honored as the fundamental development tenets are discovered.

We have been recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in design, master planning and marketing, and we are the most awarded builder/developer in the history of Oregon.

Our strengths include:

Horizontal development:
Master Planning, Entitlements, Land Development and Subdivision, Infrastructure Construction Management, Contractor Hiring/Management/Organization, Urban Infill and Redevelopment Planning, Public/Private Partnerships

Vertical development:
Entitlements, Construction, Management, Building Development