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Design Guidelines 

Design guidelines positively influence actions over time to enhance and elevate the quality of places. Developing meaningful design guidelines requires a balance of the specific and general in order to provide the appropriate balance between instruction and flexibility. This balance, as well as design knowledge across many professional disciplines are two of the unique skills that allow Harriman to consistently write practical, user-friendly and award-winning design guidelines. We understand that design guidelines and standards must be helpful and user friendly. The document should help answer questions and provide a straight-forward “how-to” guide to create a project that applicants, neighbors and the municipality will deem successful. Design guidelines speak to several audiences simultaneously and Harriman understands how to produce the documentation that serve the needs of each of these users.

The Design Guidelines Team

Steven G. Cecil, AIA, ASLA

Principal

Emily Keys Innes, AICP, LEED AP ND

Senior Urban Planner

Margarita Iglesia, AICP

Senior Urban Planner and Designer

Westport Village District Study

Westport Village District Study

Facing increasing development pressures, the Town of Westport wanted to protect the historic core of its downtown from changes that … Read More

Medway Design Guidelines

Medway Design Guidelines

Harriman helped the Town of Medway prepare illustrated guidelines for design review that reinforce the rural New England Village character … Read More

Design Guidelines for University Station Development

Design Guidelines for University Station Development

Harriman prepared detailed design guidelines for the mixed-use, transit-oriented development at University Station, previously named Westwood Station. The design guidelines … Read More

Salem Downtown Urban Renewal Plan

Salem Downtown Urban Renewal Plan

Harriman assisted the Salem Redevelopment Authority with the update and consolidation of two of the City’s urban renewal plans. The … Read More

Norwalk Sustainable Design Standards

Norwalk Sustainable Design Standards

Harriman drafted and assisted in the adoption of the Norwalk Redevelopment Authority’s Sustainable Design program. The program was developed after … Read More

Kingston 40R Design Guidelines

Kingston 40R Design Guidelines

Harriman was asked to support the 40R rezoning of the properties surrounding the Kingston MBTA station. The tasks involved the … Read More