Women’s History Month at Baseline

Women’s History Month Women’s History Month is a month-long celebration in March, acknowledging women’s accomplishments and contributions throughout history and now. This month, we provide a few highlights from the ladies at Baseline. Julie Esterl, Principal Planner – When I was hired as a planning technician in 2015, one of the first clients I began… Read more »

Streetscapes – Attractive and Functional Aspects

          Streetscapes play an important role in forming the visual aspects, function, and identity of a built environment. Streetscapes help with traffic calming, accessibility, character, a sense of history or community, urban public life, moving people safely and efficiently, and supporting land use function and aesthetics. When designing streetscapes, a deep… Read more »

New Planning Department Changes

Baseline made a big change in our planning department this summer. For the last 12 years, Vince Harris has been the director of our planning department, he is taking a step back from this role and reducing hours to slowly transition into retirement. Ben Thurston has moved into the planning director role and has taken the lead. Ben is most excited about exploring opportunities to expand Baseline’s planning services into new areas that align with the interests and passions of our staff. This includes our current effort to market and grow our landscape architecture services. He is also excited about the challenge of refining our project management and execution in a way that truly balances our triangle of employees, clients, and finances.

New Staff Highlight: Sarah Williams, PLA, CPSI

Baseline Welcomes Sarah Williams Baseline’s newest addition to our staff is Sarah Williams, a landscape architect who comes to us from Norris Designs. She graduated from Colorado State University and has been working as a landscape architect for several years. When choosing career paths, Sarah credits her experience and passions for leading her to landscape… Read more »

Celebrating National Community Planners Week – Day 4!

Planning Story of the Day “As planners, we are routinely asked to facilitate neighborhood meetings. Development proposals are presented to neighboring property owners to inform and to identify potential compatibility concerns. We are particularly adept at active listening, and creative problem-solving whenever we can. On one occasion, at particularly well-attended neighborhood meeting for a housing… Read more »

Baseline Helps Girl Scouts Earn STEM Badges

Baseline recently hosted Girl Scout Troop 1503 in support of receiving their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) badges. Baseline’s Civil Engineering Division Manager Noah Nemmers and Planner Melanie Nieske delivered a presentation to the troop about the planning, surveying and civil engineering professions and discussed the types of problems Baseline encounters and solves on… Read more »