As a firm that grew up along the Great Lakes, SmithGroup feels right at home in Cleveland. A backbone of American ingenuity and manufacturing might, Cleveland has an authenticity that can’t be replicated and a zealous urban spirit that keeps reinventing itself. The revitalized Lake Erie shoreline offers a range of ecological and recreational opportunities to the community, including harbors, a growing network of lakefront parks and trails, restored habitat, attractions and more.
Our expertise in waterfronts, urban planning and landscape architecture has helped the Cleveland metro area plan for a better future by activating its downtown core, reuniting the public with its lakeshore, river and waterfronts, and building more equitable, resilient communities. Some of our work includes the Cuyahoga County Lakefront Public Access Plan, Eastside Greenway & Cuyahoga County Greenway Plans, Cleveland State University Master Plan and Euclid Waterfront Improvements. Our presence in Cleveland continues to build on those success stories and also strengthens our ongoing relationships with municipal, higher education, and healthcare clients throughout the region.