Our clients most often seek our assistance with their high-priority projects, particularly when faced with unusual compliance situations, complicated project issues, or undertakings where no precedent exists. We embrace projects that may face public scrutiny, opposition, polarized stakeholders, complicated regulatory challenges, or potential litigation. We apply our skills in coordination with each client to develop strategic approaches, weigh pros and cons, and provide recommendations that effectively address the requirements of applicable laws and regulations and meet the client’s needs. 


Effective and efficient CEQA, NEPA, and TRPA environmental reviews are integral to well-informed, project decision-making and, where necessary, legal defensibility.

Urban Design + Planning

Passion for place. Creativity. Good science. Collaboration. Sound economics. Community character. Quality outcomes. In urban design, the best ideas win.

Climate Change

Actions that reduce GHG emissions, achieve climate resilience, and maintain economic vitality are critically important for our generation.

Natural Resources

Combining sound science, savvy strategies, and innovative technology leads to effective natural resources management and planning outcomes.

Air Quality

Accurate modeling, clear analysis, and effective mitigation are essential to help jurisdictions achieve and maintain healthful air quality.

Recreation Planning

People love well planned and managed trails, parks, and outdoor recreation areas that balance resource protection with recreation opportunities.

Strategic Regulatory Guidance

In planning and environmental review, keeping the regulatory permit “end game” in mind is essential for success, whether it’s for Section 404, ESA, or other laws.

Cultural Resources

Combining comprehensive archaeological, tribal, and historical research and analysis leads to effective project planning under NEPA, CEQA, and various other federal, state, and local statutes.