Meet Our Active Transportation Group

Transportation encompasses far more than meets the road – and more environmentally friendly modes of active transportation such as walking, biking, and skateboarding are growing in popularity. Our Active Transportation Group was established as an internal technical committee that focuses…

Best Practices for Streetscape Design that Cultivates Community

by Wes Parker

Well-designed streetscapes provide a wealth of benefits for their respective communities. In more recent years, we have seen a synergistic shift toward design strategies that activate the surrounding area and create a sense of place for citizens. In Virginia Beach’s ViBe District, the new designs of 19th streets have done just that – improving mobility while generating a thriving subcommunity of commerce, art, and nightlife.

Wes Parker Elected President of VASITE’s Virginia Section

Wes Parker was recently named president of the Virginia Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (VASITE). He previously served as the vice president. At its core, VASITE is a professional society for those involved in any type of transportation…

Roadway Improvements Project Receives ACEC Virginia Honor Award

Clark Nexsen received an Honor Award at the 2020 ACEC Virginia’s Engineering Excellence Awards Gala held February 6 for the Nansemond Parkway and Portsmouth Boulevard Improvements project. The expansion, completed in conjunction with Kimley-Horn, achieved multiple benefits for both cities:…

Academy Street Recognized as a Great Main Street in the Making

Academy Street in downtown Cary, North Carolina has received a 2018 Great Main Street in the Making Award from the American Planning Association North Carolina Chapter. As a winner in the Professional’s Category, Academy Street demonstrates the qualities of a…

Our Transportation Practice is Growing

We are excited to announce the addition of Jim Harrington and Andy Payne to our Transportation practice, along with a new office location in Vienna, Virginia.

Transforming the Pedestrian Experience: Academy Street Reimagined

by Josh Hurst

Downtown revitalization is a hot topic in urban design, with big and small cities seeking to redevelop and re-energize their cultural cores. Tied to both the resident experience and economic development, these efforts emphasize key characteristics such as walkability and…

The High Impact of Low Impact Development

by Allyson Monsour

A case study on the implications of Virginia’s new stormwater regulations. By mimicking the natural environment through thoughtful land planning and design, low impact development (LID) fundamentally enhances water quality – and in turn, the future of our world.