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PLANNING DESIGN STUDIO Planning Urban Design Landscape Architecture

727 North First Street • Suite 360 • Saint Louis, Missouri • 63102 • (314) 241-3600 • www.planningdesignstudio.com


PLANNING DESIGN STUDIO LLC FIRM PROFILE Planning Design Studio (PDS) is an employee owned firm offering planning, urban design and landscape architectural professional services to public and private clients from our office in Saint Louis. The genesis of Planning Design Studio originated from the Harland Bartholomew firm, a pioneer and nationally recognized leader in the planning, design and construction of community enhancement projects. PDS draws upon that experience and adheres to a primary principal developed - that successful planning and design projects require a well organized process that includes sound technical expertise, creativity and client/user input. Planning Design Studio offers the following planning, urban design and landscape architectural professional services: Planning and Design Team Leadership Multidisciplinary Team Leadership Project Management Master Planning Site Design Landscape Architectural Design Cost Estimating & Implementation Planning Contract & Construction Documentation Specification Writing Construction Period Services CADD & GIS Services Graphic Design The focus of our professional practice is to provide practical, creative and economical solutions to our clients’ most challenging projects.

We strongly believe in the planning-design process that requires careful listening, defining goals, communication, understanding context, attention to details, follow through and most importantly creative solutions. We can work independently, or as a team member, based on the specific requirements of a project. The experience of our staff is comprehensive, award winning and the results of our efforts have pleased our clients for over three decades. The PDS offices are located in the historic Raeder Place Building in Lacledes Landing, overlooking the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis. For more information visit our web site at: www.planningdesignstudio.com

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PLANNING DESIGN STUDIO LLC STAFF PROFILE

The character and location of our office provides a unique environment that fosters creative yet practical design solutions while reinforcing our commitment to sustainability and the application of green principles. As Landscape Architects we have applied design principles and sustainability practices, now called "green", throughout our collective careers. Whether it be the cooling of parking lot environments through the use of canopy trees; the reduction in client heating costs due to building orientation on a site for solar gain in the winter; or the use of recycled concrete for new trail construction material; our approach is not dictated by what is trendy, but by our professional ethics of conservation, stewardship to the land and enhancement of the interface between man and nature. We are focused on operating our business with sustainable methods. Some of these methods include recycling 80% of our office byproducts, striving to reduce paper printing by using electronic communication and documentation and serving water in a glass to our guests. During an office visit you may even notice our computers utilize energy efficient search engines, backgrounds and screensavers. We strive to practice what we preach, in the office, in the field and on your project, advocating "green" design principles, aesthetics, sustainability, resource stewardship and most importantly, creative site planning and design solutions. Planning Design Studio is proud to state that one quarter of its staff is comprised of LEED Green Associates.

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PLANNING DESIGN STUDIO LLC FIRM PRINCIPALS

Mr. Fehr, a founding principal of Planning Design Studio, provides leadership and project management for planning and design assignments with public, private and institutional clients. His specialized experience includes site master planning through final design/construction documents for urban design, parks, recreation facilities and development projects. Over 20 of his projects have received planning or design awards from ASLA, APA and other professional organizations. His domestic and international assignments have included: site development at four National Parks; the River Des Peres Greenway in the City of Saint Louis; the Olive/I-270 Community Gateway & Bio-Research Corridor in St. Louis County; site development plans for NASA's Glen Space Flight Center; and the Urban Design Master Plan for Tanhai New Town, China. Currently Mr. Fehr leads the firm's interest for pursuing green design principles, is a long time member of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and currently serves on the Board of Directors for their Gateway Greening affiliate, a community garden organization dedicated to civic greening and community food gardens in St. Louis. Mr. Fehr is a graduate of Kansas State University, a member of ASLA and is a registered Landscape Architect in several states.

Mr. Bockert is a founding principal of PDS and provides technical support, directs design efforts, and manages the production of master planning, site design, and site development projects. He directs design activities during all phases of a project including client/public input; site selection and investigation; development of concept

and master plans; and preparation of final construction documents. He has also served as the client's on-site representative during construction. His project experience has ranged from recreational development to municipal and commercial site design to urban design projects. He has served as Project Manager, Principal in Charge, or Principal Landscape Architect on projects ranging from neighborhood parks to $500 million mixed use redevelopment projects. Mr. Bockert has conducted several projects that have received awards for excellence in design, including citations from the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association, the American Consulting Engineers Council, the Kentucky and St. Louis Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Missouri State Senate and Progressive Architecture. Mr. Bockert is a graduate of Iowa State University, a member of ASLA and a registered Landscape Architect in several states. Mr. Bockert served over 15 years on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Brentwood, MO

Mr. Franke is a founding member and principal of PDS responsible for various aspects of project development ranging from site inventory and analysis, planning, design development, environmental permitting, recreation master planning, and construction documentation on local, national, and international projects of varying sizes and scales. He also has substantial experience in arboriculture and tree preservation during site development and construction. Mr. Franke directed the firm's efforts for the renaissance of Blackburn Park in Webster Groves; was project manager for the renovation of Kirkwood Park; and is currently directing the Comprehensive Parks Master Plan for O'Fallon, MO. He has completed designs for Saint Louis University, Lacledes Landing Redevelopment Corporation and Brentwood Forest Condominium Association. His design talents have been recognized by clients and fellow professionals, having recently received an award from the Saint Louis Chapter of ASLA for his outstanding work for the City of Kirkwood, MO. Mr. Franke serves on the City of Richmond Heights Planning and Zoning Commission, is a Certified Arborist and member of the International Society of Arboriculture. He is a member of ASLA and a registered Landscape Architect in several states. Mr. Franke is a graduate of Kansas State University, Magna Cum Laude

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Our portfolio includes a wide range of experience, showcasing the skills and knowledge we bring to every project. In order to be successful we need to positively impact the quality of life in the communities where we work. Our current projects reflect design activities you would see in the studio during a visit to our offices. We believe it is important to keep our existing and prospective Clients updated on our ongoing work. Anyone interested in experiencing our design process first hand is invited to visit our office. The Project Types that best fits our experience and capabilities are: Commercial & Corporate Comprehensive Park & Recreation Planning Greenways & Trails Parks & Recreation Sport Parks Planning & Design Public Realm Urban Design Residential Design

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COMMERCIAL & CORPORATE

Planning Design Studio maintains the principle that talented landscape architects and designers allow us to bring a unique and valuable perspective to solving problems for commercial and corporate clients. We strive to provide our clients with solutions that are functional and environmentally sensitive, while projecting a positive image. Our goal is to offer services which ultimately create long-term value and benefits for owners, visitors and employees.

TEDA Promenade, Tainjin, China

Services provided by PDS Visioning and Feasibility Studies Master Development Plans Urban Design Guidelines Urban Design & Construction Documents Representative Projects Brentwood Forest Condominiums Truman Veterans Hospital, Columbia, MO Pierre Laclede Center, Saint Louis, MO TEDA Promenade, Tainjin, China

Truman VA Hospital, Columbia, MO

TEDA Promenade, Tainjin, China

Pierre Laclede Center, St. Louis, MO

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COMPREHENSIVE PARK & RECREATION PLANNING A comprehensive parks and recreation master plan creates a strategy which will guide the recreation needs of a community over a 15 to 20 year period. Using public input from a community wide citizen survey, stakeholder interviews, and multiple public meetings as it basis, the master plan will address community wide parks and recreation needs. Conceptual park plans, detailed program statements and cost estimates are developed for existing and proposed park improvements. The comprehensive plan, supported by the citizen input is a valuable tool for determining priorities while enhancing neighborhoods and the quality of life within the community. Services provided by PDS Inventory & Data Collection User Interviews & Workshops Attitudinal Surveys Key Pad Poling & Public Input Workshops Visioning, Feasibility & Location Studies Comprehensive Master Plans Costs and Operations Impacts Representative Projects O’Fallon, IL Clayton, MO Kirkwood, MO O’Fallon, MO Kingsbury Park District

O’Fallon, MO

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GREENWAYS AND TRAILS

Communities today realize the value in creating comprehensive greenways and trails which connect people to recreational opportunities, neighborhoods, places of work, and schools. Greenways promote connectivity while improving property values, increasing quality of life standards, stabilizing tax bases and enhancing economic vitality. Planning Design Studio has the professional staff to bring the necessary skills, insights, and experience to all our greenway and trail projects. Our projects reflect a high level of commitment and have produced results which consistently surpass our client’s expectations. Services provided by PDS Community-Wide Greenway Plans Visioning, Feasibility & Location Studies Greenway Master Plans Recreation Facility Site Planning & Design Design & Construction/Bid Documents Construction Period Services Representative Projects River des Peres Greenway Chouteau Island Master Plan Mississippi River Greenway North St. Louis County Bikeway

River Des Peres Greenway, St. Louis, Missouri

Chouteau Island Master Plan, Mississippi River, St. Clair County, Illinois

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PARKS & RECREATION

In order to creating unique and innovative parks facilities, design professionals must have a thorough understanding of park planning principles and opportunities that are typically encountered during the design process. Planning Design Studio uses this understanding, coupled with our past experience, to develop exciting, cost effective and successful park projects. Our Client list includes local, state and federal agencies where we have used these skills to provide professional services on projects ranging from comprehensive regional parks to development of small neighborhood parks.

Kirkwood Park, Kirkwood, MO

Services provided by PDS Visioning, Feasibility & Location Studies Park Master Plans Design & Construction Documents Construction Period Services Representative Projects Kirkwood Park, Kirkwood, MO Millennium Park, Creve Coeur, MO Blackburn Park, Webster Groves, MO Family Sports Park, O’Fallon, IL Vago Park, Maryland Heights, MO

Millennium Park, Creve Coeur, MO

Larsen Park, Webster Groves, MO

Blackburn Park, Webster Groves, MO

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SPORT PARKS

Planning Design Studio has a talented and experienced design team for the planning and implementation of individual fields or sport park projects. Functionality, aesthetics, comfort and safety are all priority items that require the guidance of an experienced design team, resulting in a successful sports park complex. In order to creating unique and innovative sport parks we have developed a thorough understanding of planning principles and opportunities that are typically encountered during the design process. Planning Design Studio uses this understanding, coupled with our past experience, to develop exciting, cost effective and successful sport park projects. Master Plan Family Sports Park, O’Fallon, IL

Services provided by PDS Feasibility & Location Studies Master Plans Design & Construction Documents Construction Period Services Representative Projects Family Sports Complex, O’Fallon, IL Orland Park Sports Complex, Orland Park, IL Osage Beach Park, Osage Beach, MO Park Master Plan, Edwardsville, IL Westhoff Park, O’Fallon, MO

Championship Soccer Field

Tournament Multi-Purpose Field

Synthetic Turf Soccer Field

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PLANNING & DESIGN

The core of our professional practice focuses on the planning and design of our Client's land resources. Helping our Clients meet their needs by making wise choices about their environmental resources is central to our efforts and the core principle of our firm. Our planning and design projects range from entire neighborhood revitalization plans to comprehensive visioning studies for land assets of varying sizes.

MSP Redevelopment Master Plan

Services provided by PDS Feasibility & Location Studies Master Plans Design & Construction Documents Construction Period Services Representative Projects Central East Side Neighborhood Master Plan MSP Redevelopment Master Plan Queeny Park Master Plan Update, STL CO Historic District, St. Charles, MO MSP Redevelopment Master Plan

St. Charles Historic District

Synthetic Turf Soccer Field Central East Side Neighborhood Master Plan

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PUBLIC REALM

Planning Design Studio staff members have completed a variety of projects addressing corridor enhancement and public realm improvements. Understanding adjacent land uses and the activities of both impacted businesses and the affected community have been critical to the success of each corridor improvement effort. The design process must be sensitive and include development of pedestrian spaces and activities required for a vibrant and memorable environment. Other important considerations include an analysis of circulation patterns so they address pedestrians and bicycles while meeting ADA requirements. Furthermore, amenities such as lighting, signing, site furnishing, public art, and plantings play a crucial role in making environments that are attractive to the ultimate users. The range of services provided by PDS on Public Realm projects include community visioning and input; corridor master planning & design guidelines and; the preparation of construction documents.

St. Charles Historic District

Creve Coeur Gateway

Services provided by PDS Community Visioning Corridor Master Plans & Design Guides Streetscape Design Construction Documents & Construction Period Services Representative Projects Community Gateway, Creve Coeur, MO The New I-64 Landscape Plans, St. Louis County, MO Olive Enhancements, Creve Coeur Clayton Road Streetscape, Ladue, MO Community Gateway, Brentwood, MO Historic District, St. Charles, MO Laclede’s Landing Streetscape Creve Coeur Gateway

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URBAN DESIGN

The Urban Design practice at Planning Design Studio deals with the appearance and function of urban spaces. Our focus is on the physical improvement of the urban environment as well as the consideration of people's relationship and behavior in the urban context. Our urban design experience includes waterfront planning and design, redevelopment of historic urban areas as well as campus improvement projects.

Riverfront & Marina District, Alton, IL

Services provided by PDS include: Visioning and Feasibility Studies Master Development Plans Urban Design Guidelines Urban Design & Construction Documents Representative Projects Alton Riverfront and Marina District Tanhai New Town Urban Design Master Plan, ROC Downtown & Riverfront District, Hamilton, OH Saint Louis University Urban Design, MO Kirkwood City Hall Memorial, Kirkwood, MO

Riverfront & Marina District, Alton, IL

Cook Hall Plaza, Saint Louis University

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RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

Private residential site development projects are perhaps the most challenging design efforts we face in our practice. Combining high client expectations and focused goals, the design process takes considerable understanding talent and patience. These projects demand quality results, aesthetic superiority, timely completion and strict adherence to established budgets. Softscape, hardscape, and landform experience coupled with creative technical solutions for drainage, watering, lighting and visual stimulation, all contribute to the successful conclusion of a residential site development. Services provided by PDS Site Analysis and Programming Master Plans, permits and approvals Design & Construction Documents Construction Period Services

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PLANNING DESIGN STUDIO Planning Urban Design Landscape Architecture

727 North First Street • Suite 360 • Saint Louis, Missouri • 63102 • (314) 241-3600 • www.planningdesignstudio.com


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