About the Team

Strategic Master Plan Team

Program Management and Strategic Master Plan
The above chart reflects a team with diverse talents, depth of resources, and breadth of skills. The specific talents of each firm will be blended in a unified approach to exploring and evaluating possibilities in the Master Planning effort. We believe that an appropriate balance between Funding/Feasibility and Visioning/Viability will produce a set of alternatives which has survived the testing of internal checks and balances imposed by the leading firms in each discipline. This effort will require a coordinated approach, and each alternative must be tested across a wide range of factors - hence the structure of our team.

HS&A is a nationally renowned firm specializing in capital project management and consulting services. Founded in 1995, HS&A provides services specifically based upon the principles of responsiveness, accountability and excellence. The firm has assembled an experienced staff with backgrounds in construction and related disciplines and provides services that include scheduling, cost estimating, and claims consulting. HS&A has a reputation for rising above the challenges using a
quality process to achieve the best solution for the client- delivering a quality project on time and within budget.

Beverly Silas & Associates is a highly qualified and reputable firm dedicated to providing creative solutions for client issues and projects. 20+ years of experience, combined with ongoing education and research of best practices for communication and public involvement, position them to provide incomparable results to any challenge. The firm's extensive client list includes AlSD, Austin Energy, City of Austin, various state agencies, St. David's Foundation and URS Corp.

Bury+Partners understands the challenges facing public, private and non-profit clients. Bury has applied in-depth engineering, surveying and Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) expertise to the planning, design and construction of facilities that are part of daily life. The firm's large number of repeat clients serves as a testament to the firm's responsiveness and continued involvement throughout the project.

Capitol Market Research (CMR) has provided research and analysis to private, public and non-profit clients in the Austin area for the last 24 years. CMR is known for the firm's ability to analyze complex real estate issues related to market feasibility and the evaluation of highest and best use. In addition, CMR is approved as a market analyst for HUD loan guarantees and TDHCA low income tax credits and has conducted more than 200 market studies for these agencies over the last 24 years.

Diana McIver & Associates, Inc. (DMA) Since 1980, the Austin-based firm has provided development services to non-profit organizations resulting in the successful development of nearly 300 projects of affordable special needs housing in 41 states. Many of these are financed under HUD's 202 Housing for the Elderly, HUD's 811 Housing for Persons with Disabilities, or the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code). DMA also served as a consultant to the City of Austin in developing the affordable housing component of the Transit Oriented Districts.

Drenner & Golden Stuart Wolff, LLP. In the real estate and entitlements areas, Drenner & Golden Stuart Wolff, LLP, has assembled one of the largest groups of seasoned real estate lawyers in Texas. The firm's lawyers and planners have accomplished an outstanding list of sophisticated transactions that are regionally and nationally recognized. The firm's lawyers and planners have developed long-term personal relationships with many of their clients, which allow them to mesh their legal expertise with the particular objectives of a client to better achieve its goals.

Estilo Communications is a full service minority and woman owned firm offering services in community outreach, bilingual communication, advertising, public relations, and strategic planning. Led by Marion Sanchez, the firm will be the primary communications link between AGC and the neighborhood.

Southwest Strategies Group. The principals of Southwest Strategies Group have more than 50 years combined experience in Austin real estate, and are among the 20 percent of local professionals responsible for 80 percent of all sales and leasing.

TBG Partners. Since its inception in 1987, TBG has created legacy projects throughout the City and State that range from master planned communities, parks and trails to urban neighborhoods and healing gardens, yet each project is driven by a shared vision and a commitment to creating meaningful spaces while promoting community interaction and an awareness of the land. Most recently TBG Partners was a key team member for the University of Texas Systems: Brackenridge Tract Conceptual Master Plan Team.