Civic and Public
Harris Kocher Smith has extensive experience working with public clients on roadway, utility, drainage and site improvement projects for public buildings, parks and open spaces. We are familiar with governmental decision-making and review processes, and understand the impact they have on project scope, schedule and budget.
Commercial, Retail, Mixed-use
Our experience with commercial, retail and mixed-use projects ranges from urban infills to industrial parks. We have helped our clients with the design of offices, hotels, industrial parks, mixed-use residential and retail developments.
Master Planning Assistance
We work with local and national developers on many types of multi-family residential projects from urban infill to suburban garden-style apartments. Our depth of experience in this category enables us to anticipate and proactively address issues before they become delays. Our engineers can assist with due diligence investigations, site design, entitlement processing, specifications, reports and construction administration services.
Schools and Higher Education
Schools and institutes of higher education face special challenges when tasked with infrastructure improvements. We can accommodate compressed project timelines in order to meet summer construction schedules and can work with budget restrictions requiring projects be constructed in phased, multi-year approaches. Our teams can efficiently help our educational clients make the most of their school improvement budgets.
We understand the unique considerations and challenges associated with the development of senior housing communities, for instance, site design with an emphasis on ADA accessibility, for an increased number of residents who require assisted mobility. Our experience with the design of several of these types of projects enable us to be more efficient in our design process.
Our specialized, in-house traffic/transportation and water resource engineering services provide an advantage in our approach to single-family projects. Our teams are able to coordinate on complex projects requiring significant infrastructure improvements, design of regional flood facilities and traffic studies and traffic signal designs. Our portfolio includes projects requiring preparation of preliminary and final plats and design of new local streets, waterline, sewer and drainage.
Traffic and Transportation
We provide comprehensive traffic engineering services for public and private clients that includes traffic impact studies, construction phasing and traffic control plans, and corridor studies. We also offer studies and design of traffic signals, parking and ADA accessibility. Our transportation engineers have experience in the planning and design of highways, arterials, intersections, interchanges, transit and multimodal facilities.