The Horsley Witten Group, Inc. is a full-service environmental science and engineering firm with offices located in Providence Rhode Island, Boston, and our main headquarters in Sandwich, Massachusetts. The firm was incorporated in 1988 and consists of a professional staff of 52 engineers, surveyors, hydrogeologists, hydrologists, wetlands scientists, landscape architects, marine scientists, geologists, computer modelers, land use planners, environmental analysts, licensed site professionals, and supporting personnel. HW specializes in providing consulting and engineering services in sustainable development techniques, civil-site and roadway permitting, design and construction administration, coastal and watershed protection, hydrology, hydrogeology, engineering, land use regulation, and technical information transfer and training. In addition, members of our staff frequently serve on their local Planning Boards or Conservation Commissions, and our Principals have served in advisory capacities to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the Audubon Society.
Over the past 23+ years, approximately two-thirds of our client base has been in the public sector covering the entire range of community, county, state, federal, and tribal governments. Our work in the private sector has been primarily in site design, peer reviews, and permitting. In 2011, 86% of our clients were repeat clients, attesting to the quality of our services. Over the past several years, HW staff has successfully completed the design, permitting, bidding and construction of a number of public and private road and subdivision projects. HW is an interdisciplinary environmental services firm combining engineering and science with land use planning, economics, and public policy. Our corporate goal is to create innovative solutions to environmental problems by successfully integrating engineering, scientific, regulatory, and management skills. HW brings decades of experience and qualifications in land use planning, infrastructure planning, economic development, housing production, open space preservation, community design, natural resource protection and – more recently – smart growth, low-impact development (LID), and smart energy. We are a recognized leader in the planning field and have established long-term relationships with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and the American Planning Association (APA) as well as numerous state and local governments where we provide expert advice and consultation.
At Birchwood Design Group (Birchwood), the corporate mission is to weave the goals and aspirations of clients into viable solutions by delivering comprehensive planning and design services. Founded by Kris M. Bradner, RLA and Arthur J. Eddy, RLA, LEED AP, Birchwood provides creative, engaging and sustainable landscape architecture while fostering the growth and achievement of its employees. The strength of the firm lies in its team approach to projects and its foresight regarding implementation and construction. By cultivating an atmosphere of collaboration with consultants, clients and user groups and approaching each project with pragmatism and innovation as guiding values, Birchwood is able to create landscapes of lasting value and beauty which reconcile the needs and aspirations of owners, stakeholders and users.
Birchwood is committed to improving the built environment and enhancing human experience through design. It strives to create the beautiful and sublime while at the same time having a positive impact upon the environmental, cultural and social life of our clients and communities. Birchwood wants to make places that are exciting and memorable; meaningful and lasting. Birchwood creates spaces for enjoying life, discovering the environment around us, and having a place to dwell in the world. Regardless of the project type we maintain the same imaginative and rigorous design process.
Birchwood employs original and innovative design thinking combined with sound working strategies grounded in art, science and sustainable principles to arrive at the landscapes, spaces and places it creates. Staff members do not profess to have all the answers or attempt to advance a singular vision. Birchwood is committed to a participatory design process engaging clients, user groups and stakeholders in the creation of unique and engaging projects. Each project is viewed through the unique lens of its specific circumstances and the clients’ needs, aspirations, requirements and budget.