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Civitas is a practice of urban designers, architects and landscape architects engaged in strategic planning for urban change and project design for built works. We are a consultancy and a design studio, advising clients on a wide range of strategies for re-imagining city conditions, and designing the ideas, craft and implementation of built spaces and systems at the scale of infrastructure.


Our commitment to critical inquiry and political acumen differentiate us from others. Making meaningful change in cities requires much more than formal design creativity. It requires design thinking, a commitment to testing assumptions, and the capacity to see issues and solutions that others miss. We listen, analyze and reframe assumptions into new propositions that have a high chance of implementation and effectiveness.


We focus on design that gets built and performs at a high level. We achieve projects that are sustainable, technically current, well crafted and lasting. We are skilled at managing consulting teams, community engagement, political processes, project delivery and construction. We have deep experience in development strategies, governance, outreach, conceptualization, visualization, and communication of complex ideas and political processes.

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