Trails, Parks & Recreation Planning
Landscape Architecture & Urban Design
Wayfinding & Monumentation
Public Engagement & Communication
Our planning and urban design group creates engaging, sustainable places within communities. We use proven and creative planning to craft beautiful, buildable spaces. We engage your community members, build on their ideas, and find solutions that will work today, and tomorrow.
At Bolton & Menk, our approach covers the full project – from big picture to the technical details of construction and function. Whether we are designing an attractive space or creating a long-term vision, you can count on us to bring creativity and innovation. We are passionate about creating great places for all of us to enjoy.
Planning & Urban Design projects
ISU honors its NPHC Chapter by creating a plaza for current, future, and international students, families, and alumni to gather and feel connected.Learn
Planners and engineers often see the world through different lenses. However, more and more we are seeing planners and engineers working side by side.Learn
This month’s edition of FYI Friday recognizes our community planning services! Our staff’s hands-on approach gives us unique insight when assisting communities on everything from special projects to their everyday needs. We’re committed to helping the communities where we live, work, and play.Learn
Our corridor planning team works with each community to develop a vision for land use changes that align with roadway and infrastructure reconstruction. Our firm’s multidisciplinary approach means we can solve complex problems efficiently and coherently.Learn More
Now’s the time to get out and about, with many people heading to their local parks to get some fresh air. We talked to Jonathan Nelsen, one of our landscape architects, about designing parks, the future of parks, and why he loves what he does.Watch
Social distancing Coffee Break is back! To celebrate National Public Works Week, we sat down with an engineer and a planner to learn how they work together to create great places for communities to enjoy.Watch
Planners are in a unique position to facilitate community cohesiveness by learning more about cultural distinctives, helping with community education and outreach, and providing service referrals and employment options to help new immigrants become self-sufficient.Learn
The award-winning downtown streetscape design in Indianola, Iowa, based on the input of various voices throughout the community, provides an opportunity to create a safe, sustainable, and beautiful streetscape Indianola residents and visitors can enjoy for years to come.Learn
Today is Read Across America Day, so we thought it was only fitting to sit down with a few of our children’s book authors over a cup of coffee to learn about their books, inspiration, and what they hope readers get out of them!Watch