The staff at S&ME has in-depth experience in the planning and design of residential development projects ranging from multi-family homes to large-scale master-planned communities to senior living facilities. We work with developers and architects throughout all stages of development from master planning, due diligence and initial site selection, to final design and construction document preparation.

Our designers are committed to developing residential areas that foster good living environments with harmoniously organized streets and integrated public spaces. We design neighborhoods with an eye on the distinct attributes of the community, focusing on the desired outcomes of our clients, rather than relying on a strict, uniform pattern of development. Our expertise is rooted in the land and its relation to the built form. We seek first to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of a project, its financial goals, any regulatory driver, and community perspectives. Regardless of the scale of the project, our multidisciplinary teams have the expertise to provide solutions that meet our clients’ needs while achieving physical, economic, ecological, and social sustainability.

We often collaborate with developer and design-build teams on a host of complex, interconnected issues to determine the most practical way forward to achieve success. These include:

  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Master planning / due diligence / feasibility studies
  • Market-based analysis / demographics / trend forecasting
  • Entitlements / development planning & review
  • Green infrastructure
  • Connectivity / contextual neighborhood development
Master Planned Communities

Great communities are no accident. They are the result of careful and thoughtful planning combined with sustained and concerted action by community leaders in order to realize a community’s full potential. The most successful communities…

Multi-Family Residential

The success of a multi-family project depends upon having a capable and reliable consultant working with the development team to address the myriad of complexities involved in such an undertaking. Whether the project involves a luxury apartment…