The proven way to dramatically improve local quality of life is through Integrated Design Thinking, a sustained public engagement focused on continuously improving a community’s design, development, and governance. The following case studies each tell a unique story of how three cycles of design and critique resulted in aspirational master plans with strong buy-in and momentum.


Colony Park Master Plan| City of Austin

Austin, TX

Uptown Normal Renewal Court | Town of Normal

Normal, IL

Granite City Communities | Granite City Housing Authority

Granite City, IL

Cardinal Campus | Gendreau Realty

Highland, IN

Duneland Village Master Plan | McCormack Baron Salazar

Gary, IN

Harper Court | Harper Court Partners

Chicago, IL

Silver Strand Campus Master Plan | U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command

San Diego, CA

Tinley Park State Campus Redevelopment | Village of Tinley Park

Tinley Park, IL

Lake and Pulaski Transit-Oriented-Development

Chicago, IL

Rancho Verde Eco Industrial Park | Christy Webber Landscapes

Chicago, IL


Bevo Great Streets

Collinsville Great Streets

Downtown Rockford Strategic Action Plan

Lakeland Land Development Regulations

Mundelein TOD Implementation Plan

Westlake Extension TOD

Bloomington IL Master Plan & Form Based Code

Detroit Mix Tape Pink Zoning

Dining on the Five

Lathrop Homes

Toledo Civic Center Mall Charrette

Westmont Downtown Redevelopment Plan

Chicago Zoning Ordinance

Des Plaines Form Based Code

Envision 8th Charrette

McLean County Development Impact Study

Village of Swansea Town Center

143rd Street Master Plan