From their recent experience with the City of Dallas and the Dallas Love Field Airport, Matt Lucas, P.E., LEED AP, and Ignacio Mejia, LEED AP, share five steps for making your virtual public meeting a success.
Cities that have adjusted traffic signals to new patterns stemming from stay-at-home orders will need to make changes as more cars are back on the road. Tom Hartmann, P.E., PTOE, IMSA TS II explores how to make data-based decisions to keep traffic flowing.
Kimley-Horn's Emily Grenzke, MIAM, is a national leader in infrastructure asset management. In this interview, she discusses how to best deal with risk for transit and infrastructure programs during a time of rapid change.
When businesses reopen and we no longer need to shelter in place, consumers will not immediately go back to their old ways. What will the new normal look like in a month, or in six months? How about in one year? These are the questions we must consider when we return to brick-and-mortar retail.
Some developers and municipalities have decided to hit pause, others are keeping on track, and a few are accelerating work where possible. Here are three simple steps that can help move projects forward.
Kimley-Horn parking and mobility consultants Jeffrey Elsey, Chuck Reedstrom, and David Taxman weigh in on how three industries that rely heavily on parking revenue—municipalities, universities, and airports—are working through the impacts of the pandemic now and in the future.
At a time when traditional, face-to-face public involvement meetings aren’t feasible, leveraging digital tools can help you carry out effective public engagement, while connecting with your community in new and innovative ways.
If you are asked to assist with the setup and mobilization of mobile or drive-through testing facilities to help curb the spread of COVID-19, here are some best practices and tips for ensuring the efficiency, safety, and well-being of all.
What does it mean to be a responsible leader? To me, the most important things are keeping your staff safe and your company operational. After all, a company unable to function is a company unable to support its most basic purpose: providing an environment for its people to flourish.
We’re back from the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., where dozens of our team members joined more than 13,000 fellow transportation professionals to discuss the latest trends and innovations across the world of transportation. Stacie Phillips of our Raleigh, NC, office shares her top takeaways here.
When you think of Las Vegas, casinos and hotels likely come to mind. However, that image is changing thanks in part to the arrival of professional sports. Our President and CEO Steve Lefton shares how several projects are helping shape the future of the Las Vegas Valley.
As a company reliant upon science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), we need to stay ahead of the curve. Hear from President and CEO Steve Lefton about our commitment to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators.
“In a historically male industry, we invest in employee development opportunities to foster engagement, inclusivity, and professional growth for all." Read more from our President and CEO Steven Lefton about our ongoing efforts to be a firm where outstanding people build their careers.
"We look at true cultural integration as a journey, not a destination—an ongoing process that is crucial to the long-term success of our people." Read more about our commitment to employee integration from our President and CEO Steve Lefton.
The Town of Jupiter Inlet Colony had a challenge that many towns face: aging infrastructure. In the latest issue of the Florida Water Resources Journal, Tom Jensen shares how we helped the town work towards its goal of becoming the "greenest municipality in Florida."
Stream restoration encourages people to care for water in a meaningful way. As a stream and river restoration professional, Will Wilhelm shares his views on finding the right mix of projects and how they can create happier environments.
"Quality is not a destination, a numerical achievement, or an objectively measured goal. Rather, it is a continuous pursuit that will always need honing." Hear from our President and CEO Steve Lefton on how we approach quality every day.
Designing ideal parking experiences comes with unique challenges for each industry. In the latest issue of Healthcare Design Magazine, Jeffrey Smith and Dennis Burns share five parking design solutions specific to the healthcare industry.
Through real-time monitoring of weather conditions, activating a warning system for drivers, and implementing lowered speed limits, Kimley-Horn’s John Kissinger, Tom McCullough, and Brenda Soto are working to reduce dust-related collisions.
Throughout his 25-year career in Landscape Architecture, Steve Lefton has witnessed tremendous growth in both the industry and its professionals. In celebration of World Landscape Architecture Month, read about the four major changes Steve has witnessed over the past two and a half decades.
Healthcare campuses are complex mobility ecosystems with many stakeholder needs and competing physical constraints in play. Jeffrey Smith shares his six steps to revolutionize mobility and parking solutions by emphasizing patient well-being.
Transportation is being redefined—again. How do we plan for a future where fresh approaches and new mobility options like scooters are announced almost weekly? Dennis Motiani, Mike Harris, and Corey Hill discuss how to navigate evolving mobility trends and changing community ideals.
The Downtown Atlanta Special Events Playbook has been called “a model for other venues to emulate.” Sean Coleman shares how rethinking game-day traffic operations by coordinating collaboration among venues, partnering with officers, and implementing signal timing and a traffic plan can be a game-changer.
"We review goals, explain objectives, and challenge ourselves to be bolder while remaining true to our core values and core purpose," says President and CEO Steve Lefton about our annual Kickoff tradition. Learn more about the importance of this continued celebration at Kimley-Horn.
In today's data-driven world, it can be easy for engineers to be overly focused on the details when working through a decision. Kimley-Horn's Tracy Shandor and Volkert Inc.’s Clark Bailey share how we can empower future engineers to make good decisions by using their engineering judgment.
Big data—like probe data from mobile devices—is changing how analyses are conducted in the transportation planning and operations field. #kimleyhorn’s Anthony Gallo and Tim Padgett explain how big data can be used to understand cut-through and diverting traffic, and to develop and validate models.
To support the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s goal to increase opportunities for urban communities to access nature, Kimley-Horn's Beth Tucker, Danielle McCray, and Cristina Pastore are developing refuge access plans for wildlife refuges across the country. Learn about their experience planning for the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana.
With 3.2 miles of dedicated bus-only lanes, transit signal priority at intersections, and 26 station platforms offering level boarding, the GRTC Pulse Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is revitalizing the City of Richmond, VA. Learn from Kimley-Horn’s Ashley Lickliter and GRTC’s Steve McNally about the impact of this project.
Extensive training programs are part of our culture at Kimley-Horn. With input from company leadership, discipline specialists, and training attendees, our training programs continuously evolve to help us invest in our people and our firm’s future success. Learn more about our in-house training and professional development opportunities from our President and CEO, Steve Lefton.
Kimley-Horn is committed to supporting women in STEM. Our President and CEO Steven Lefton shares how we’ve grown in this area as a firm and initiatives that will continue to help us improve in the future.
Before Nick Chen, AICP was a Community Planner and Urban Designer at Kimley-Horn, he was a Zoo Designer at the San Diego Zoo. Learn how he draws experience and inspiration from his nontraditional career path as he shares three similarities between designing for zoos and planning for communities.
Shifting demographics, evolving shopping trends, and a growing preference toward walkability are motivating suburban towns and cities to redefine themselves. Kimley-Horn Urban Designer/Planner Eric Bosman, AICP offers eight approaches to employ when adapting sprawling spaces into walkable, mixed-use places.
With more than 80 offices across the country, Kimley-Horn project managers work to accommodate all modes of transportation and their users. In celebration of National Bike Month, we’ve spotlighted some of the great projects being done in our offices around the country.