Planning, Programming and Pre-design

A successful planning effort, whether for a college campus, military installation or community, is based on a clear understanding of needs and insight into future goals. Woolpert has an enduring history of helping clients articulate their visions with creative and innovative planning strategies. From our early days working with the Olmsted Brothers in Dayton, Ohio, to today’s modern projects spanning the country, we’ve established a legacy of client-driven community planning and design.

At Woolpert, we listen closely to understand your individual needs and help define your planning project goals through team collaboration. We regularly and repeatedly solicit stakeholder input through interviews, focus groups, charrettes, public forums and social media, and we use this public input to craft our strategic planning process and build consensus. Our more than 50 years of planning experience gives us the necessary expertise to develop workable solutions for even the most challenging planning scenarios. From redevelopment and mixed-use facilities to parks and recreation and transportation, Woolpert’s depth of experience enables us to offer proven solutions tailored to meet the specific needs of your project. No matter its size or complexity, Woolpert’s planning team will make your vision a reality.

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2020 American Planning Association Federal Planning Division Award


  • College and university planning
  • Community and urban design
  • Design review and approval proceedings
  • Land use planning
  • Military planning
  • Municipal master planning
  • Site selection and feasibility
  • Site analysis, land use and development studies
  • Space planning