Projects like these, perhaps more than any other type of use, must support the dynamic human activity that includes traffic circulation, utility needs, aesthetics, and site layout relative to accesses and street visibility. SCJ specializes in developing projects that successfully manage each of these critical elements, which will in turn support vibrant business activity. We will help you anticipate future needs so that the site design will not only pencil out for today, but will also add to your profitability in the future.
Developing a campus – from elementary school to university – combines the elements found in public facility, residential, industrial and commercial projects. The craft is in combining these in a systematic and aesthetically pleasing way that serves large numbers of students while maintaining human scale. Our staff of planners and engineers have developed programmatic master plans and implementation strategies to create campuses that are walkable and well organized, meet parking and circulation needs and have the infrastructure to support expansion. We also work collaboratively with many architects who specialize in design of educational facilities.
Industrial projects can be difficult to entitle and develop as communities grow and other land uses encroach on industrial areas. We take the time to fully understand your project and create design solutions that fit seamlessly into the existing infrastructure network, earning community support and ultimately gaining jurisdiction approval for your project.
When projects affect adjoining property owners, we’re often the ones to meet with them to discuss planned improvements and potential impacts. Our hands-on approach assures the plans we prepare are accurate, affordable and buildable.
At SCJ we strive to improve project efficiency and overall sustainability. What makes a project LEED? In general, LEED promotes a whole-building/whole-site approach to sustainability.To become a certified LEED project you need to obtain a certain amount of points, earned through a number of ways including construction waste reduction, reducing water and energy consumption, and using low-emitting materials, among many others.
Three SCJ staff are LEED AP BD+C certified, and another team member is a certified Professional Soil Scientist and Professional Wetlands Scientist. We are well positioned to help you reduce your project’s environmental footprint and help it become LEED certified.
Public plazas, community centers, parks, libraries and civic buildings – these make up the tapestry of Americana, and we’re proud of our work with municipalities in developing these community assets. While these projects have been utilitarian in the past, people have come to realize they can set the tone for their community and serve as a statement. Given the social and economic challenges that face most municipalities, we commit our resources to develop well-balanced projects that provide sustainable solutions to increase the project’s life-cycle.
Creating residential communities requires balancing private spaces, community spaces and the necessary infrastructure to serve the residences. Well thought-out site plans, access and circulation, and creative approaches to stormwater all contribute to efficient, cost-effective use of the available land and create an attractive neighborhood.