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As the population in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) continues to grow along with development opportunities we are left wondering what development trends can be anticipated in 2019.

I attended the DFW Industrial and Logistics Outlook Conference to understand the industrial demand in DFW and how local developers are getting more creative with site selection and design elements to stay competitive. Lately, there has been a robust market for industrial companies in DFW. Can...

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Tagsindustrial industry, land use, dallas, fort worth, manufacturing, industrial zone, site elements, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, industrial district,

(All photos courtesy of Lamar University.)

Lamar University celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Science and Technology building , a $60 million project for which Freese and Nichols provided design and construction management.

A s Lamar’s first new academic building in 40 years, the building serves as the centerpiece for renewal and expansion of the Beaumont campus. The 83,000-square-foot facility encompasses biology and chemistry...

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Tagsconstruction, construction management, program management, PMCM, lamar, higher education, higher ed,

Wendy Shabay and Chance Sparks, Urban Planning + Design, have been hard at work on behalf of the American Planning Association Texas Chapter (APATX).

A few years ago, APATX started the Great Places in Texas Program, which recognizes the Lone Star State’s Great Places – neighborhoods, streets and public spaces – and celebrates how planning has played a vital role in making these beloved places what they...

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As we evaluate our streets for greater effectiveness, curb space has come to the forefront in urban areas.

The transition zone between vehicular movement and local access, the curb space is in high demand through the development of new mobility options and rise of e-commerce. Historically reserved for car parking and loading, this flex zone between vehicular travel lanes and pedestrian space has the potential for many other uses that may better...

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At the intersection of technology and transportation, the conversation is ever evolving through research and partnerships leading to better data and mobility options.

Freese and Nichols’ Stanford Lynch , Chris Bosco , and Daniel Herrig attended the third annual Texas Mobility Summit to take part in the dialogue on the state of mobility and the path forward in technology shaping the future of transportation....

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Congratulations to Eric Potts , Account Director, Pearland, who was appointed as the new Vice Chair for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Oversight Committee in July. Eric has served on the Oversight Committee since 2013; he will be working alongside Committee Chair​ Deborah Flint, who is the executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports.

The primary participants of...

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Join us as we begin our series – New Mobility Technologies (NMT) – framing how cities and regions should approach the evolving landscape of transportation. We will start at the foundation by defining the context of mobility in American cities and outlining the range of NMT types and potential impacts. Keep up with our conversation as we lead to our NMT Top 10 – the first steps cities should take in preparing...

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A brown-bag session designed around New Orleans streets provided an ideal backdrop to showcase Freese and Nichols’ multidisciplinary approach to helping cities address urgent needs and pursue ambitious goals for enhancing livability.

With the City recently making a push on resiliency projects, water resources engineer Nina Reins, organized the late-June event with a focus on Complete Streets, a design movement that aims to optimize road-sharing by walkers, cyclists, driving commuters and commercial...

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