Planning & Urban Design

Baker Barrios is nationally recognized for its planning ability to transform projects into genuine places. We are devoted to the planning and design of buildings and places of enduring quality that create memorable experiences and enrich the cities and communities we serve. Our approach to placemaking begins with engaging the project stakeholders to create a defined vision for the future of their campus through a prescriptive planning and envisioning process. Once established, our team guides the placemaking process by addressing uses and activities, access and linkages, comfort and image, and social conditions. We utilize proven placemaking principles to define the project’s character and to shape and activate spaces with a focus on uses, function, comfort and aesthetics.

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Site Selection

Site Analysis

Envisioning Workshops

Land Use Program/Feasibility Studies

Technical Studies


Master Planning & Community Development

Site Specific Plans

Community planning

Urban Infill & Redevelopment

Campus Master Planning

Design Guidelines

Computer Simulation, Modeling, and Virtual Reality