Our Mission

Designing Places for Generations.

We seek the why behind the what. We are creatives, engineers, designers, and storytellers. We are problem-solvers with a purpose, and we craft the narratives that define design for generations.

SBE Certified – City of Charlotte & NCDOT

HUB Certified – NC Department of Administration

For 45 years, DPR has provided its clients with exceptional master planning, landscape architecture, urban design, and civil engineering services throughout the Southeast. 

DPR’s design approach is holistic in response to the unique economic, social and environmental facets of each project.  Our team respects the design process, and our team listens.  We listen to our clients – seeking to understand their goals and motivation and develop a shared vision.  We listen to the context – striving to create places that connect with and become part of the community.  We listen to the land – identifying and working within the natural constraints of the site.  With preservation and respect for the environment as a founding principle, we approach planning and design with innovative solutions. We design with purpose, creating places and spaces with human scale, aesthetic quality, and lasting environmental integrity – places that last for generations.

“When you are charged with putting land to its most effective, appropriate, and sensitive use, you will benefit from the knowledge and talents of DPR’s passionate and experienced land planners, landscape architects, and civil engineers.”

The strength of DPR lies in our culture. We promote creative and healthy collaboration between our designers of multiple disciplines. This integrated and trans-disciplinary design approach elevates our shared knowledge and enables us to respond to our clients’ needs with effective and appropriate design solutions uniquely suited for each project.  More...

DPR handles projects from pre-design and concept development through construction documentation and administration. As a result, our designers understand the implications of early decisions on the cost and constructability of projects. This approach of design + constructability makes our projects economical to build and reduces long-term maintenance costs. 

DPR provides an array of design services to both private and public clients that include: Master Planning, Mixed-Use + Urban Design, Commercial + Industrial, Neighborhoods + Communities, Institutional + Municipal, and Parks + Recreation + Open Space.