Designers should embrace an expanded role in aquatic wildlife restoration to link our natural and built environments, benefitting multiple species and better connecting people to nature. When thinking about ecological assets, the freshwater mussel should be at the forefront of the discussion.
Starting with the imperative of controlling rainwater flow, evolveEA's interdisciplinary approach to the Ice House Building Courtyard included landscape design, hardscaping, roofing, plumbing, green roof and structural elements for the public art space.
In 2017, evolveEA led a refresh of the Greenways for Pittsburgh plan first developed in 1980. Through extensive research, community engagement, a review of existing greenway programs, and a series of workshops with various City Departments, the team developed a policy guide with recommendations to improve policies around the stewardship, design, development, and management of greenways in the City.
Lidar is a technique using light radar as to locate and map points in 3D. Lidar is not a new tool, but it’s application in urban design has been quickly expanding. In conjunction with Lidar, the use of Photogrammetry has also emerged as an accessible means of generating high-resolution models for recoding and analyzing our environment.
evolveEA led the design process for Bozeman's Bridger View site redevelopment to create workforce housing that can become an example for future projects in the region. We envision a diverse community where people of various income levels, stages of life, and backgrounds can afford to purchase a home. The 63 homes are clustered around common areas, resulting in moderate densities with spaces for community life.
Living Waters of Larimer is a community development project that demonstrates how green infrastructure can be integrated into the urban spaces, cultural life, and economic infrastructure of a community.