Our clients include cities, local and federal transit authorities, private developers, economic development agencies, business improvement districts (BIDs), institutions, corporations, and foundations. At Katalyst, our process is egoless and collaborative. We bring value to projects with our expertise, creativity and passion. We know how to lead as well as support, and for this reason, many of our clients also include other design professionals.

What we do.

Creation of Place:
Mixed-use development
Planning and land use typologies
Transit and transit-oriented development (TOD) design
Public realm planning

Public engagement
Enhanced pedestrian and bicycle connectivity
Preservation and adaptive reuse

Creation of Brand:

Place branding
Visual identity/logo design
Visual communication systems
Brand & identity guidelines
Environmental design/signage
Project booklet development

Why Katalyst.

Katalyst believes in a synergy of place and people. We collaborate in design of the public realm that responds to human need and desire. Our integrated practice of urban design, graphic design and planning focuses on context driven catalytic moves. Our ideology: form follows function and social good and economic benefit can coexist and, in fact, energize each other. Katalyst offers more than 25 years of national and international experience. A collaborative ethos brings tailored skill sets to each endeavor.

Feet First.

Our solutions are pedestrian-driven. Why? Because an interactive experience is the foundation to great neighborhoods, communities and cities. Pedestrian-driven developments inherently stimulate environments for biking, transit, and automobiles to interact in a balanced manner. Our focus on the pedestrian experience enhances value creation for existing and new development, invigorates the culture of a place, and assists in promoting long-term economic success.