Station Area Planning enables the Port Authority to strategically manage its facilities and operations, and increase ridership by densifying urban nodes around transit stations and promoting healthy, active, car-free, and affordable lifestyles.
The Etna EcoDistrict Plan continues to attract recognition from planning and design associations like the American Planning Association and American Institute of Architects, and has won a Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.
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.