In ancient Rome, ash and lime were the two primary elements of concrete. The Romans discovered that this basic combination allowed them to build great and elaborate cities that served the needs of an enormous empire. The temples, harbors, roads, and stadiums which stand millennia later show the resiliency of these local ingredients. 

Similarly, our approach is rooted in simple elements that create lasting places. The knowledge of how to make cities and towns once passed from generation to generation, for thousands of years. Our work brings timeless principles to the 21st century. 

Our approach is based on proven and achievable methods to activate places where people thrive and sustainable economic growth flourishes. Starting with our authentic appreciation of place, we utilize local resources and engage those who know their environment best to develop a respectful and comprehensive plan. We then simultaneously increase buy-in and empower the community through our unique analysis, activation, and actualization, process to increase local enthusiasm and return-on-investment.

You know your city, neighborhood, or building best. No matter the challenge or the location, we plan and design integrated and actionable solutions. Together, we make extraordinary places possible. 




Rik Adamski

Where some see forgotten places, Rik Adamski sees extraordinary opportunities. Rik consulted for several of the most prominent planning organizations in the US before moving to Texas and embracing a more nimble, actionable and participatory approach to developing communities.


Monte Anderson

Monte Anderson is President of Options Real Estate. He is a 25-year real estate veteran involved in sales, leasing, property management, development, and construction in Southern Dallas and Northern Ellis Counties. Monte is co-founder of the Incremental Development Alliance.


BRANDON Palanker

Brandon is an urbanist and developer of mixed-use walkable neighborhoods. He co-created the crowdsourced Placemaking Public Engagement Program and has helped lead over 15 million square feet of walkable mixed-use development.