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Innovation in Action

At Freese and Nichols, we understand that your challenges have become larger, costlier and more complicated. This is where we thrive. For 123 years, we’ve built our reputation on innovative client service, guiding organizations large and small through their toughest problems.

Innovation is the essence of the Freese and Nichols culture. From tuition assistance to research funding, we’ve structured our company to inspire innovation every day. The results are solutions for our clients that span disciplines and geography. Please join us as we visit them.

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Shoring Up a Sanctuary

August 13, 2015

Every year, thousands of pelicans, terns, egrets and spoonbills nest on Sundown Island, a bird sanctuary in Matagorda Bay on the Texas Gulf Coast. For much of its history, the manmade island had received frequent deposits of dredge material, but a primary source of that sediment was lost eight...

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The Power of Service

August 10, 2015

As the City of Denton, Texas, overhauls its electric grid to accommodate rapid population growth and increased reliability, Freese and Nichols is providing program management assistance to enhance the capabilities of Denton Municipal Electric. The five-year, $350 million capital improvement...

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Proactive Protection

August 07, 2015

In Harris County, Texas, the third-most-populous county in the nation, the Upper Langham Creek watershed is one of the few areas that is still largely undeveloped. Freese and Nichols is serving as program manager for the $80 million Upper Langham Creek Frontier Program, helping the Harris County...

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Revival on Rosedale

August 01, 2015

Fort Worth’s historic Polytechnic neighborhood hadn’t seen major roadway construction since the 1930s, so the reconstruction of the East Rosedale corridor quickly became a high-profile project. The City and Freese and Nichols took the opportunity to make it a guiding example of improved project...

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A Sustainable Soccer Site

February 23, 2015

In northwest Dallas, Freese and Nichols’ site civil, environmental and stormwater teams transformed a closed landfill into MoneyGram Soccer Park. The complex, which hosted games for the 2014 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, features 19 soccer fields plus picnic areas. Playgrounds and trails will come in...

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Building Partnerships to Build Infrastructure

February 17, 2015

For 120 years, Freese and Nichols has helped meet many transportation challenges, taking clients from concept to accomplishment. Our decades-long relationships with cities, counties and transportation agencies enable us to help develop the funding sources, planning, and innovative project...

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A Clear Water Quality Vision

February 09, 2015

Panther Island, a development that will transform an industrial area north of downtown Fort Worth, will promote pedestrian-focused activity and interaction with the river, meaning that water quality for the project is critical. In developing the...

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Earning the Role of a Trusted Advisor

February 02, 2015

Freese and Nichols has served as a trusted advisor for the City of Corpus Christi for more than 85 years. The most recent examples of this service include the Mary Rhodes Phase 2 Pipeline and the...

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A Modern Vision for Fort Worth

January 26, 2015

As the Panther Island development emerges, Freese and Nichols is helping bring to life a modern, innovative vision for Fort Worth, Texas. Panther Island (previously Trinity Uptown) will transform a stagnant industrial area north of downtown Fort Worth. It involves construction of a 1.5-mile...

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Marrying Dallas' Past and Future

January 19, 2015

Not long ago, the former Titche-Goettinger department store stood windowless across from Main Street Gardens in downtown Dallas. Freese and Nichols’ architecture and construction services teams, in partnership with Ayers Saint Gross, transformed the building into the home of the...

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