Markets

State & Local Government

Illustrating our commitment to serving our communities, Larson Design Group provides full-service, in-house planning, architecture, and engineering services to state and local governments. Drawing from our broad experience, we provide technical excellence as well as the guidance to ensure projects go as smoothly as possible. Our clients lean on us as a trusted partner, serving as a liaison between government and funding organizations and their communities. Our thorough understanding of how to navigate the funding acquisition and approval process means our state and local government clients benefit from their close working relationship with LDG.

State & Local Government Services

Architecture & Interior Design

The architectural and interior design considerations for buildings in the state and local government market include achieving a balance between the building’s function and cost in order to ensure that the maximum value is received for each taxpayer dollar spent on the project. Our approach to architecture and interior design is focused on delivering projects that are technically and visually innovative, sustainable, efficient, unique and exciting – and that clients are proud to have in their community.

Civil Engineering

LDG excels at civil engineering associated with state and local government clients. Using our in-house site planning and engineering services, LDG researches and analyzes each site to determine particular needs, developing plans that minimize the site preparation costs while maximizing the site’s value. From site design to stormwater management, utilities, parking requirements, permits, and occupancy considerations, LDG’s expert staff of civil engineers have honed the skills necessary to successfully complete state and local government projects of all types and sizes.

Construction Services

LDG's cadre of certified construction services staff is dedicated to representing your interests at the construction site. Through a variety of services such as materials testing, schedule coordination, change order management, project documentation, ensuring the work is being performed according to the plans, applicable codes, and specifications, and verifying invoices for payment, we help to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget.

GIS / Asset Management

With a wide variety of asset management methods available, LDG believes that a one-size-fits-all approach will often fall short of meeting client expectations. Instead, LDG works with clients to understand their specific capabilities and needs and to identify a complete, tailored asset management program. LDG is experienced in standardizing data into widely recognized formats that are compatible with dozens of applications. Our highly-effective solutions help clients with the information they need to make decisions; complex databases to track assets, manage and query data, and analyze the growth trends or patterns of a region. As an award-winning member of the Esri Partner Network, we have unique knowledge and abilities to provide inventive and highly customized geographic information solutions for even the most complex projects. Our staff expertly supports the entire workflow from collection and analysis to mapping to data conversion, database design, and solution development.

Landscape Architecture

LDG knows that when done right, landscape architecture helps strengthen communities, grow businesses, improve our quality of life, and provide a balanced environment for future generations. Our experts are immersed in the planning, design, preservation, and management of landscapes. We use our imagination and experience to help integrate landscapes with the built and natural environment, creating a harmonious relationship that brings a holistic, aesthetic impression to its users while supporting the goals of our clients.

M/E/P Engineering

Our engineers take an exceedingly thorough approach to evaluating the unique MEP requirements associated with each project. From ensuring the correct level of heating and cooling throughout a building, to providing electrical service supporting current and future operations, and ensuring the appropriate level of fire protection: Our goal is to design systems that are engineered within the context of the project. Additionally, our LEED® certified professionals evaluate the life cycle cost analysis in order to minimize operating expenses and energy needs, increase efficiency, and consider the long-term value for each project.

Permitting

Permitting, compliance, and regulations can be complex. LDG understands how to expedite the permitting process at the local level for both architecture and construction projects. Our experienced, in-house team knows how to work with local jurisdictions to navigate the permitting process in order to ensure projects can move forward.

Planning

The key to successful planning in the state and local government market is understanding how a particular building or facility helps the client meet their overall mission. Our landscape architects, environmental specialists, engineers, and designers support everything from conceptual sketches to full master plans and design guidelines. We are accustomed to helping clients understand construction costs and we have even supported filing the required paperwork to obtain project grants and/or matching funds.

Structural Engineering

LDG’s structural engineers work toward an optimal balance between technical function and economic impact. We review and consider all of a project’s structural requirements and the project requirements for the other engineering disciplines. Using this input, we develop our structural engineering approach. Regardless of the building type, LDG can support the design of new structures as easily as the rehabilitation and analysis of existing structures. We also focus on understanding the project’s current and future use in order to accommodate future expansion plans into our designs.

Transportation Engineering

Our transportation engineers, designers, and technicians provide comprehensive bridge engineering, bridge safety inspection, highway engineering, traffic planning and engineering, and construction inspection services. From traffic studies to major interstate improvements, from small bridges and culverts to expansive bridge structures, we are committed to finding solutions that meet each project’s unique budget and timeline. We are well versed in the management necessary for design and inspection contracts for clients from state departments of transportation, departments of natural resources, counties, and other local municipalities. Our dedicated transportation experts have hundreds of years of combined experience supporting projects of all sizes.

News & Insights
News & Insights
LDG Podcast: Pennsylvania Cleanwater Action Plans (CAP)
LDG, Bradford County Hold Ribbon-Cutting for Award-Winning Bridge Bundle
LDG Expands to Central Florida, Hires Andrew Dorin as Director, Retail Design

LDG proud to lead the Countywide Action Plan for Clean Water (CAP), a crucial aspect of Pennsylvania’s Phase 3 Watershed Implementation Plan, for several northern and central PA counties! ...

The Larson Design Group (LDG) Bridge Design team recently celebrated its work on eight bridges in Bradford County, holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Bradford County Commissioners...

Larson Design Group (LDG) is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew Dorin, RA, as Retail Design leader in central Florida – another strong indicator of the firm’s forward mome...