When it comes to the spaces where we live, work, and play, it’s the things we don’t notice that can make a big difference. We feel safe and welcome when our neighborhoods are well-lit, open, and easy to navigate. We feel invigorated by the parks and green spaces near our office buildings. We feel inspired when our big ideas for making communities better are supported by people who share our visions. We feel hopeful when we see neighborhoods connected by thoughtful infrastructure.
For more than 60 years, Lamp Rynearson has been a part of shaping urban and suburban environments across the Midwest. Our purpose statement drives us to create thoughtful plans and construct welcoming developments that enhance communities.
How We Help Your Community.
Subdivision development is more than dividing land into lots for sale. Done well, a subdivision brings businesses, families, schools, and individuals together to create a thriving neighborhood.
- Grading design that promotes beautiful views, privacy and ease of movement.
- Planning for amenities to turn undeveloped land into a living community.
Through a collaborative process, we help clients identify the improvements their stakeholders value. We then optimize the design for effectiveness toward these goals, whether to maximize a small site’s footprint, improve access and functionality, manage stormwater, or invite people in through land planning and landscape design. Our projects meet both local jurisdiction requirements and commercial expectations.
In today’s housing climate, creative and beautiful affordable housing solutions are needed more than ever. Our teams are committed to planning and designing affordable housing neighborhoods that empower residents through improved safety, enhanced accessibility, and inspired design.
Community Development Services.
Whether your goals are to celebrate local history, create inviting destinations, or maximize constrained sites, our engineering, survey and design professionals are here to help make them a reality. We know how to manage complex technical demands of land development and redevelopment project details, delivering successful projects efficiently.
A conceptual plan is an essential part of the initial planning and budgeting phase of any development and it begins with a good understanding of the physical environment of your project site. Beginning with a feasibility analysis, site planning assesses a potential site for development. By collecting information about topography, soils, hydrology, vegetation, wetlands, parcel ownership, site orientation, zoning, regulatory constraints, etc. we are able to determine an optimal location for development with more accurate estimating of construction, operation, and costs.
Gaining support from your community is a must. We’ll work with you to communicate with key stakeholders and community members to gain support and secure project funding.
Lamp Rynearson can also help you with marketing your project, creating signage and posters, visuals and plans for use in meetings and town halls, flyers, surveys and a landing web page for community members to visit and learn more about your project.
An important component for cities, municipalities and developers alike our goal as land planners is to design the use of land, transforming it into a more desirable space while maintaining the quality of the environment and promoting conservation of the land resources. Understanding zoning and environmental regulations while anticipating the future is how we work with clients to help bring their vision into reality.
When our landscape architecture team dreams of outdoor spaces, they see children running and playing on safe, interactive play features; communities coming together around pedestrian-orientated plazas; and wildlife thriving in environments modeled after mother nature herself. These visions and others help us translate our clients’ visions to beautiful, functional, and sustainable designs. From development of master plans to the most minute detail, we create places where people want to be.
Dividing a large piece of land into smaller parcels while weaving in essential properties such as roads, utilities, public right-of-way and greenspaces takes the kind of passion and professionalism we’ve been dedicated to for over 60 years. We’re known for creating and guiding a legally valid plat that complies with all zoning regulations approved by planning boards and across the finish line for our clients.
If you prefer to have a single point of accountability for your entire project from start to finish, Lamp Rynearson can accommodate you. We have a select set of top-notch construction contractors we are willing to partner with to create a unified design/build team for clients who desire a single source solution.
Creating a grading and drainage plan solution that serves the site and goals of a development is one the ways our engineers and technicians have cultivated client loyalty. Some consider site grading an art and our team uses the latest technology to grade a site with proper drainage and getting approved designs through local Planning Boards/Commissions can be a difficult process. Our professionals are ready to guide your project through these hurdles and deliver a plan that accomplishes the development goals.
Understanding all the elements that need to exist within the limited space of a right-of-way is what we do. Our Transportation Engineers design all types of roadways for multi-modal traffic. From vehicles to bicycles to pedestrians we plan and design for the arterial needs now and for the future. Along with streets comes utility design and the importance of coordinating with municipalities and various stakeholders.
Lamp Rynearson is not affiliated with any suppliers, but we can help you gather competitive bids from contractors in your area. We’ll interpret technical terms and variances to make sure the bids include quality materials and cover everything you requested. Our insight will help you select the right contractors for your project.
Many engineering firms have project managers “double” as construction phase service providers. At Lamp Rynearson, we have experienced construction engineers involved in the construction phase of the project. From the start of their day to the end, construction engineers work strictly on projects providing specialized construction contract administration services. Diverse in talent and experience, our team members take on projects from $400 to $40,000,000 that may span a few hours or multiple years. We provide services for on-call contracts and specific projects, whether for private or public clients – all right in our wheelhouse.
Mapping out on a site where buildings and improvements will take place is just one of the ways we help transform your plans into a reality. Construction staking not only helps make sure that construction work is performed correctly but also helps a project manager anticipate challenges and design adjustments early. Understanding these processes, our team of surveyors and engineers can stake out project plans with the highest degree of accuracy possible.