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Award-winning landscape architects David Retzsch, RLA, and Shane Friese, RLA, have joined Freese and Nichols' urban design team. David and Shane, who are based in Dallas, will strengthen our team’s capabilities in urban design, parks and trails, streetscapes, downtown revitalization and other services. We now have eight landscape architects serving cities and counties throughout Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Georgia.

“Shane and David’s combined experience in landscape architecture is a tremendous asset to Freese...

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Congratulations to the project team for the Port Arthur Downtown Revitalization Plan , which has received the 2016 Long-Range Planning Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA). The team accepted the recognition at the Texas APA annual conference in San Antonio on Nov. 4.

The award recognizes the plan for its original, holistic approach to revitalization. Downtown plans are often difficult for cities to implement...

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The City of Hickory Bond Program received an Honor Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina (ACEC-NC) 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards. It is our first project award in North Carolina and our first as the primary consultant for a program management project.

Pictured at the awards banquet are FNI Account Director Charles Archer, Hickory Interim City Manager Andrea Surratt, FNI Assistant Project...

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The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has advertised a call for projects for the 2017 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program. This is similar to the former Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) , Transportation Enhancement (TE), and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. Approximately $23 million in funding will be available in this program. FNI prepared applications which were selected for $6 million in funds in 2014 and is available to assist clients...

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In September, Freese and Nichols’ North Texas Transportation and Transportation Planning teams transformed an on-street parking spot into an active tiny park in Downtown Dallas. As part of the annual PARK(ing) Day event, Freese and Nichols joined other local businesses, organizations, and individuals in promoting the active use of public spaces. The national event promotes social interaction, civic engagement, critical thinking, and creativity by permitting on-street parking spaces and letting the groups dream up...

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The Center of Excellence for Energy Technology (CEET) on Tarrant County College’s South Campus has earned LEED® Platinum certification from the U.S Green Building Council , the organization's highest rating for environmental sustainability and a first for Freese and Nichols. CEET is one of only two non-residential structures in Tarrant County to receive this distinction and one of six higher education structures in Texas.

LEED certification provides...

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Join the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and Freese and Nichols on November 16, 2016 for "The Reality of Earthquakes: What You Need to Know For Municipal Infrastructure."

While the 5.8-magnitude earthquake which occurred on September 3rd was dubbed the largest in Oklahoma’s history, the continued rumblings of induced earthquakes have certainly grabbed our attention. Earthquakes can have serious effects on municipal infrastructure and it is important that we are prepared to face and address...

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Two Freese and Nichols projects have been named to ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2016 Best Projects . The Center for Excellence in Energy Technology at Tarrant County College was named the region's Top Green Project, and Moody Bridge on the University of Texas Austin campus received an Award of Merit in the Small Project category. The Energy Technology Center now becomes eligible for ENR's...

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