Consultant Directory

At the APA-NYM, we are always looking to engage the entire planning community, from individuals, to government agencies, to private companies. A number of these private companies have generously chosen to support the work and programs of the Chapter as sponsors. Those companies are listed below:

AKRF, Inc.

Contributor Level: Patron

Our Firm
AKRF – a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in environmental, planning, and engineering services – is considered the consultant of choice to tackle a wide range of complex, controversial, and time-sensitive projects for public agencies, private clients, and municipalities. Founded in 1981, we bring together the talents of over 350 employees in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

As a medium-sized company, we combine the breadth and resources of larger firms with the specialized know-how and attentiveness offered by smaller ones to deliver solutions with measurable value. Our experience in the field and commitment to our clients has made us one of the most respected firms in the Northeast.

Our People
Our professional staff includes urban planners, economists, historians, air quality and noise analysts, civil engineers, transportation planners, and site assessment and remediation specialists. Our range of expertise enables us to offer clients a single-point source for all regulatory, engineering, and planning needs.

Our Services
AKRF offers services in the following disciplines:

  • Acoustics, noise and vibration
  • Air quality
  • Audiovisual and multimedia
  • Civil, marine and geotechnical engineering
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Construction management and inspection
  • Cultural resources
  • Economics and real estate
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Geographic information systems
  • Landscape planning and design
  • Municipal and regional planning
  • Natural resources
  • Permitting and compliance
  • Public outreach and engagement
  • Site assessment and remediation
  • Traffic and transportation
Contact Info:

info@akrf.com

440 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212-696-0670

34 South Broadway
White Plains, NY 10601
914-949-7336

120 Defreest Drive
Troy, NY 12180
518-720-7020

1695 Church Street
Holbrook, NY 11741
631-285-6980

Website: http://www.akrf.com

Staff: 300 | AICP: 22

Collective for Community, Culture and Environment

Contributor Level: Contributor

The Collective for Community, Culture, and Environment, LLC (CCCE) is a consulting business and interdisciplinary professional network based in New York City, with projects throughout the NY-NJ-CT area. CCCE has 25 Members and 5 Affiliates. Our all-women-owned collective is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE). We work with clients and partners that share our mission of developing a sustainable and equitable world.

CCCE works on planning, design, and research projects that further economic resilience, cultural diversity, public health, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

We conduct research, interpret policy, analyze conditions and opportunities, and provide cutting-edge designs. We support and facilitate partnerships, design, and convene participatory processes, enabling effective civic engagement in complex government procedures and implementation of new visions, programs, and plans.

Our inclusive approach engages a broad spectrum of stakeholders including residents, community organizations, and businesses, and builds their capacity to shape decisions that impact daily life, the environment, and climate.

Services:

  • Land-Use and Zoning Policy Development
  • Environmental, Health, Food System, and Preservation Planning
  • Neighborhood Planning and Community Development
  • Affordable Housing Policy
  • Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Placemaking, and Public Art
  • Architecture, Interior Design and Space Planning
  • Structural Engineering
  • Financial and Real-Estate Feasibility Studies
  • Energy, Efficiency, and Resilience
  • Economic and Workforce Development
Contact Info: Website: https://collectiveforcce.com/

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HNTB

Contributor Level: Patron

For more than 100 years, HNTB has built a reputation for excellence and innovation. With more than 3,600 professionals in 60 offices, HNTB is the planner, designer and construction manager for $11B of infrastructure annually. We understand the issues – from planning to design to financing to project delivery – that affect our client’s ability to complete complex infrastructure projects and programs.

A leader in providing planning services to clients across the U.S., HNTB brings more than 42 years of experience in planning, and more than 270 planners, urban designers and landscape architects in 60 offices across the country, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

The services HNTB’s Northeast Division planners have provided to our clients include:

  • Corridor Studies/Complete Streets/BRT
  • Long-Range Transportation and Strategic Plans
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian/Greenway Planning and Design
  • Landscape Architecture and Urban Design
  • Transit-Oriented Development Design/Planning
  • Station Design and Architecture
  • Low Impact Development/Green Infrastructure/LEED
  • Design Guidelines/Context Sensitive Solutions
  • Land Use Planning and Analysis
  • Regional Planning
  • GIS Analysis
  • Resiliency Planning
  • Sustainability Guidelines
  • Travel Demand Studies and Modeling
  • Environmental Planning (NEPA/SEQRA)
  • Economic Analysis
  • Rail Operations Analysis
  • Traffic Planning and Analysis
  • ITS
  • Ridership Projections
  • Pedestrian Modeling
Contact Info:

New York City Office
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, 57th Floor
New York, NY 10118
212.594.9717

Albany Office
7 Southwoods Boulevard, Ste. 203
Albany, New York 12211
518.560.5700

Newark Office
Two Gateway Center
283-299 Market Street, Suite 1203
Newark, NJ 07102
973.849.9840

Website: http://www.hntb.com/

Staff: 4800 | AICP: 40

HR&A Advisors

Contributor Level: Contributor

HR&A ADVISORS, INC. (HR&A) is an industry-leading consulting firm providing services in real estate, economic development, and program design & implementation. We have provided strategic advisory services for some of the most complex mixed-use, neighborhood, downtown, campus, and regional development projects across North America and abroad for forty years. We understand the importance of linking accretive private investment with public resources to support investors and communities’ responsibilities and aspirations.

We have offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Raleigh, And Washington DC; a presence that allows us to serve clients all over the world. From Brooklyn to London, Cincinnati to Hong Kong, we have guided hundreds of clients in transforming real estate and economic development concepts, and public infrastructure, first into actionable plans then into job-producing, community-strengthening assets.

We have served a diversity of clients – real estate owners and investors, hospitals and universities, cultural institutions, community development organizations and governments – since 1976.

WHAT WE DO
We improve economic opportunity, quality of life and the built environment for people in urban communities.
WHY WE DO IT
People who work here share a passion for the value of urban living to the human experience. We enjoy solving complex challenges through creative and rigorous analysis integrating economics, design, and public policy.
HOW WE WORK WITH CLIENTS
The foundation of our relationship with clients is trust. To earn trust, little things matter a lot, integrity matters most of all.
HOW WE WORK TOGETHER
We approach our work collaboratively and with a high degree of respect for all members of our team. We are analysts at heart and take pleasure in growing and learning throughout our professional lives.

Contact Info: Website: https://www.hraadvisors.com/

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Karp Strategies

Contributor Level: Sponsor

Karp Strategies is an equity-driven WBE/DBE/SBE – certified urban strategy consultancy that in its fifth year has become the go-to firm for community-economic development planning, community and stakeholder engagement, and real estate and urban planning strategy, design, and implementation.

We take analysis of data, people, and place to action so that government agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations can make better decisions, avoid painful project delays, and create shared value while maximizing return.

Our holistic approach, combining design-thinking and market analysis, helps our clients move their projects forward to build better communities and stronger cities.

Contact Info: Website: https://www.karpstrategies.com/

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Kimley-Horn of New York

Contributor Level: Contributor

Kimley-Horn is one of the nation’s premier planning and design consultants. Our professionals are experts in many disciplines yet share one passion—making our clients successful. We combine creative yet practical solutions, a sense of urgency, and a focus on bottom-line value to meet your specific project needs.

When you choose Kimley-Horn for planning services, you choose talent, experience, and passion for the task at hand. We grasp complex community issues and offer tailored solutions to help you reach critical decisions on planning and community engagement issues. Our clients have access to a versatile staff of professional civil, transportation, and structural engineers; planners; landscape architects; and environmental scientists. We have partnered with municipalities across the country to craft growth and development plans that balance economic, environmental, and social values.

Kimley-Horn’s community planning professionals provide comprehensive solutions to the planning and design of communities of all sizes.

Services:

  •       Zoning/Entitlements
  •       Due Diligence
  •       SEQR
  •       Traffic Engineering
  •       Site Civil Design
  •       Landscape Architecture
  •       Parking Planning/Garage Design
  •       Planning
  •       Roadway Design
Contact Info:

Bonnie Von Ohlsen, RLA, AICP, LEED Green Associate
bonnie.vonohlsen@kimley-horn.com

1 North Lexington Avenue Suite 510
White Plains, NY 10601
914 368 9200

Website: http:// www.kimley-horn.com

Staff: 4000 | AICP: 99

Langan

Contributor Level: Sponsor

Langan – provides integrated planning and engineering consulting services in support of land development projects, real estate portfolios, and the oil and gas industry. Our clients include city and state agencies; developers; property owners; corporations; healthcare, educational, and cultural institutions; and energy companies.  Founded in 1970, Langan employs nearly 1,000 professionals firm-wide throughout the United States and internationally with nearly 250 engineers and planners in its New York City office.

Our Services

Langan’s broad range of integrated services includes:

Contact Info:

Rachel Belsky
Director – Land Use Planning
212-479-5407
rbelsky@langan.com

LANGAN
21 Penn Plaza
360 West 31st Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10001-2727
Phone: 212.479.5400
Fax: 212.479.5444

Website: http://www.langan.com

Staff: 242 | AICP: 2

Nelson, Pope & Voorhis

Contributor Level: Donor

Nelson Pope Voorhis (NPV) is an environmental planning and consulting firm established in 1997 that serves governmental and private sector clients focused on providing creative and collaborative solutions to complex environmental project management and land use planning/analyses. NPV has two offices, our headquarters on Long Island and our Hudson Valley office located in Rockland County. Combined with our affiliates Nelson + Pope (a 65+ year tradition in engineering, architecture, and surveying), NPV offers a full suite of services related to environmental planning, comprehensive planning, and zoning preparation, municipal board support, economic consulting, ecological studies, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, testing and remediation, green infrastructure design and build services, SEQRA, CEQR, and NEPA analyses, grants management, civil engineering, survey, design, and land use development related services. In addition, our affiliate East Coast GeoServices provides soil boring, environmental sampling and groundwater monitoring well installation services. We have expanded NPV’s professional spectrum of environmental and planning services to offer specialized services in market analysis and fiscal/economic impact analyses and in stormwater management by providing design/construction of bio-swales and rain gardens to achieve pollutant/nutrient reduction goals by utilizing green infrastructure techniques.

With significant experience in long-range planning, NPV applies recognized and sustainable, environmentally sensitive planning methodologies to prepare creative, action-oriented strategies for our clients. Our employees are experts in the environmental planning field and include Certified Planners, Certified Environmental Professionals, Ecologists, Hydrologists, GIS Analysts, an Economist, and Grants Writer. In early 2017, we expanded our geographic range to better serve the Hudson Valley with an office in Rockland County. NPV now provides planning services to Towns and Villages on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley including land use application and SEQRA review, zoning, comprehensive planning, and other related services. Kathy Eiseman, an NPV partner, is Treasurer of the APA Metro Chapter – Long Island Section.

Our services include:

• Long Range Planning Studies
• Municipal Planning Assistance
• Grants applications, consulting and administration
• SEQRA Compliance
• Brownfield Opportunity Area Nominations
• Harbor Management Planning and LWRPs
• Feasibility Studies
• Due Diligence Assistance
• Regional Planning and Corridor Studies
• Code preparation and refinement
• Market Studies
• Fiscal and Economic Analysis
• Phase I/II Environmental Site Assessments and Testing
• Environmental Science & Analysis
• Wetland Delineation and Permitting
• Storm Water Management Plans
• Rain Garden Design and Construction Management
• Park Planning
• Landscape Master Planning
• Restoration Plans
• Waterfront & Coastal Zone Projects
• Watershed Management & Water Supply
• GIS mapping and Spatial Analysis

Visit us at www.nelsonpopevoorhis.com for an overview of our services and sample projects.

Contact Info:

Kathryn J. Eiseman, AICP
keiseman@nelsonpopevoorhis.com
70 Maxess Road
Melville, New York 11747
631-427-5665

Hudson Valley Contact:
Bonnie Franson, AICP
bfranson@nelsonpopevoorhis.com

56 Route 59, Suite C6,
Suffern, New York 10901
845-891-8873

Website: http://www.nelsonpopevoorhis.com

Staff: 27 | AICP: 10

NYU Wagner

Contributor Level: Sponsor

NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service prepares public service leaders to translate ideas into actions that have an effective and lasting impact on the public good. Our faculty’s research changes the way people frame, understand, and act on important public issues. We provide our students with critical skills, access to all that New York City has to offer, and a deep understanding of the context surrounding public service challenges—which they use to improve cities and communities across the globe.

Since 1938, NYU Wagner has been educating the world’s future public service leaders. We offer a Master of Public Administration in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy, Master of Public Administration in Health Policy & Management, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Public Policy, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Ph.D. in Public Administration.

NYU Wagner is ranked 10th nationally among all schools of public affairs. We are also ranked:
#1 in Urban Policy
#2 in Health Policy & Management
#5 in Public Finance & Budgeting
#6 in Nonprofit Management
#7 in Social Policy
#10 in Public Policy Analysis
#13 in Local Government Management

Contact Info: Website: https://wagner.nyu.edu/

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Philip Habib & Associates

Contributor Level: Sponsor

Philip Habib & Associates (PHA) is a 32-person consulting firm, specializing in transportation planning, traffic engineering, environmental planning, civil engineering, and construction support services. Our diverse staff of planners, civil engineers and traffic engineers enables us to take projects from preliminary planning and environmental review through final design and construction inspection. We work with a wide variety of private and public clients. The firm, established in 1989, is certified as a WBE by NYCDBS and NYSDED.

PHA offers a wide range of services, including:

  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Development Feasibility Studies
  • ULURP Applications
  • Preparation of New York City Map Change Drawings
  • Waterfront Development
  • Ferry Planning
  • Transportation Master Planning
  • Terminal Planning
  • Site Planning
  • Traffic/Parking Analysis
  • Parking Design
  • Pedestrian Analysis
  • Loading Dock Design/Freight Distribution
  • Civil Engineering
  • Streetscape Design
  • Highway Design
  • Construction Support Services

Some of our recent/current projects have included the EISs for the World Trade Center Campus Security Plan, the Rheingold Development in Brooklyn, and NYCDCP’s West Harlem Rezoning. The firm is also preparing the map change drawings for New York City’’s redevelopment of Coney Island. In addition, the firm provides traffic and civil engineering services for projects that include Related’s Hudson Yards development; the Cornell University Applied Sciences Master Plan on Roosevelt Island; the Pier 52 development in Hudson River Park; and the World Trade Center redevelopment.

Contact Info:

Sue McCoy, President
Sonjac@phaeng.com

102 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
t: 212-929-5656
f: 212-929-5605

Website: http://www.phaeng.com

Staff: 32 | AICP:

Sam Schwartz

Contributor Level: Patron

Founded in 1995, Sam Schwartz is a 120-person New York City-based firm with eight offices nationwide. The firm’s New York City and Hudson Valley offices provide integrated environmental, land use, transportation, public outreach, and civil engineering services for land use and infrastructure projects. In 2015, Sam Schwartz undertook a partnership with GPO Group, a global engineering and architecture firm that provides planning, design, construction, and operational ser­vices.

Born and bred in New York City, our extensive work here has provided us with a deep understanding of the land use, transportation, and environmental conditions throughout the five boroughs and the Hudson Valley. With over 100 profession­als in Sam Schwartz’s metro area offices (New York City, White Plains and Jersey City), our team has comprehensive planning, envi­ronmental, engineering, and strategic communications capabilities.

Contact Info:

Kovid Saxena, AICP
ksaxena@samschwartz.com

322 Eighth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Website: http://www.samschwartz.com

Staff: 120 | AICP: 11

Starr Whitehouse

Contributor Level: Patron

Starr Whitehouse is committed to making places and communities more livable, green, and vibrant.

We bring energy and creativity to the challenge of finding what is genuine and sustainable, a challenge that starts with recognizing the strata of natural systems, physical organization, social systems, regulations, history, and culture that come together in a location. From this base, recommendations and designs emerge through consensus-building and inspiration.

Starr Whitehouse values collaboration with clients, the public, allied disciplines, and specialists. As leaders and members of teams, we believe that communication and collaboration yield the richest results and the most effective partnerships.

With comprehensive experience in parks, green spaces, urban design, and environmental planning in New York City and beyond, Starr Whitehouse spans a continuum of planning, strategy, and design through to implementation and management to meet the specific needs of our clients and create value.

Contact Info:

Stephen Whitehouse, AICP
info@starrwhitehouse.com

80 Maiden Lane Suite 1901
New York, NY 10038
t: 212-487-3272
f: 212-487-3273

Website: http://www.starrwhitehouse.com

Staff: 14 | AICP: 1

VHB

Contributor Level: Sponsor

VHB partners with clients from its 30 offices across the East Coast to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. VHB is a frequent recipient of project awards for planning, engineering, and environmental excellence. Over 1,600 engineers, scientists, planners, and designers—including 178 professionals in four New York offices—provide a wide range of services to public- and private-sector clients. Our planners and designers routinely sit around the table with communities, developers, and regulators to brainstorm, plan, revise, revisit, and wrestle with all sorts of ideas. Where will we live? Where will we shop? How will we cross the street? Can we make it functional and beautiful? Can we just make it better? We listen to hundreds of questions like this before identifying the right answers. Together, we find the most compelling idea: the one that unites everyone around a vision of how to make the neighborhood, town, or project more than they ever imagined.

Community Development

  • CDBG Grants and Program Administration
  • Affordable Housing Studies
  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing
  • Blight Studies
  • Urban Renewal Plans

Land Use Planning

  • Comprehensive Plans
  • Master Planning
  • Downtown Revitalization Planning
  • Zoning Analysis
  • Development of Zoning Regulations
  • Development Application Review and Process
  • Brownfield Assessments
  • Municipal Planning Consulting

Regulatory Review

  • CEQR, SEQRA and NEPA Documentation and Analysis

Economic Analysis

  • Economic Development Consulting
  • Economic Impact Analysis
  • Fiscal Impact Analysis
  • Market Analysis and Research

Community Planning

  • Civic Engagement and Outreach
  • Climate Adaptation Plans
  • Resiliency and Sustainability Planning
  • Open Space Planning
  • Grant Research and Application Writing
  • GIS Mapping, Planning, and Analysis
Contact Info:

Contact Info

Gina Martini, AICP
gmartini@vhb.com

50 Main Street, Suite 360
White Plains, NY 10606
t: 914-467-6600
f: 914-761-3759

100 Motor Parkway, Suite 135
Hauppauge, New York 11788
t: 631.787.3400
f: 631.813.2545

One Penn Plaza, Suite 350
New York, New York 10119
t: 212.857.7350
f: 646.707.3879

100 Great Oaks Blvd, Suite 118
Albany, NY 12203
t: 518.389.3600
f:518.452.0324

 

 

Website: http://www.vhb.com

Staff: 1600 | AICP: 52

WSP

Contributor Level: Patron

WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from urban planning and environmental remediation to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s worldwide planning practice works on major infrastructure programs and projects in the transportation, power, mining, water and buildings markets.

Specific services include:

  • Transportation planning
  • Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) planning
  • Transit facility planning
  • Rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) operations planning
  • Pedestrian modeling and simulation
  • Complete Streets and non-motorized (pedestrian and bicycle) circulation studies
  • Travel demand forecasting
  • Alternatives Analysis/New Starts
  • Urban design
  • Resiliency planning
  • Strategic and financial planning
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis and documentation
  • City and State Environmental Quality Review (CEQR/SEQR) analysis and documentation
  • Post-NEPA environmental compliance
  • Project and program management
  • Public outreach
  • Master Plans and Regional Long-Range Plans
  • Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP)
  • Zoning/design guidelines/form-based codes
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) compliance
  • Construction impact analysis
  • Sustainable infrastructure design
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Visualization
  • Report preparation (InDesign)

We provide expertise in road, rail, transit, ports, and aviation as well as integrated planning and multimodal studies. Our work on policy development includes reviews of major projects and their strategic technical, environmental, and economic appraisal. Stakeholder engagement and tailored public consultation are prerequisites for the planning projects we undertake.

Contact Info:

Daniel Baer AICP, National Planning Lead
baer@pbworld.com

One Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10119

Website: http://www.wspgroup.com/usa

Staff: 650 | AICP: 20