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Urban Design.

BFJ’s senior professionals include architects, planners, and urban designers with experience in a range of urban design and site planning projects for public and private clients. These include design studies for downtown areas and urban waterfronts; detailed site plans for housing, commercial, and light industrial uses; and projects for larger campuses as well as for individual sites.


Jonathan Martin, Ph.D., AICP

Downtown and Neighborhood Revitalization

BFJ’s downtown revitalization projects have included large-scale urban design studies and the preparation of detailed design guidelines for downtown areas.

Downtown Master Plan  →

Farmingdale, New York

Site Plans

BFJ’s urban design skills, supported by its expertise in zoning, comprehensive planning and transportation planning, have been utilized in numerous mixed-use and residential developments. The firm’s past work includes a number of neighborhood studies in East Harlem and a Master Plan for the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Gardens at Harriman Concept Plan  → 

Harriman, New York

Streetscapes and Façade Improvement Programs

BFJ’s work includes a variety of streetscape design studies and façade improvement projects to improve the quality, appearance, and economic viability of downtown Main Streets and suburban corridors. Design guidelines and development standards have been developed as both standalone documents and as part of adopted zoning, including form-base codes.

Main Street Design Guidelines  →

Port Washington, NY

New Communities and Master Plans

The firm has completed a number of major master plan assignments including new community plans within the United States as well as in China, Egypt, Brazil, and Vietnam. Our work on the Master Plan for Hanoi included the preparation of long-term plans for the Core City and for five new satellite cities.

Hanoi Master Plan →

Hanoi, Vietnam

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