Project Team



Horsley Witten Group, Inc.

The Horsley Witten Group, Inc. is a full-service environmental science and engineering firm with offices located in Providence Rhode Island, Boston, and our main headquarters in Sandwich, Massachusetts. The firm was incorporated in 1988 and consists of a professional staff of 52 engineers, surveyors, hydrogeologists, hydrologists, wetlands scientists, landscape architects, marine scientists, geologists, computer modelers, land use planners, environmental analysts, licensed site professionals, and supporting personnel. HW specializes in providing consulting and engineering services in sustainable development techniques, civil-site and roadway permitting, design and construction administration, coastal and watershed protection, hydrology, hydrogeology, engineering, land use regulation, and technical information transfer and training. In addition, members of our staff frequently serve on their local Planning Boards or Conservation Commissions, and our Principals have served in advisory capacities to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and the Audubon Society.

Over the past 23+ years, approximately two-thirds of our client base has been in the public sector covering the entire range of community, county, state, federal, and tribal governments. Our work in the private sector has been primarily in site design, peer reviews, and permitting. In 2011, 86% of our clients were repeat clients, attesting to the quality of our services. Over the past several years, HW staff has successfully completed the design, permitting, bidding and construction of a number of public and private road and subdivision projects.  HW is an interdisciplinary environmental services firm combining engineering and science with land use planning, economics, and public policy. Our corporate goal is to create innovative solutions to environmental problems by successfully integrating engineering, scientific, regulatory, and management skills. HW brings decades of experience and qualifications in land use planning, infrastructure planning, economic development, housing production, open space preservation, community design, natural resource protection and – more recently – smart growth, low-impact development (LID), and smart energy. We are a recognized leader in the planning field and have established long-term relationships with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), and the American Planning Association (APA) as well as numerous state and local governments where we provide expert advice and consultation.

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Woods Hole Group, Inc.

The Woods Hole Group, Inc. addresses environmental problems worldwide with a focus on solving engineering and environmental problems along the coast, in the ocean, and in wetland and terrestrial environments. Woods Hole Group works globally through a representative network in 20 countries, providing breadth of experience and exposure to benefit our clients and teaming partners in the government, industrial, private, and architectural/engineering (A&E) sectors. Consulting services and products are offered through our three technical Teams described below:

The Coastal Sciences, Engineering & Planning team focuses on:

  • Modeling of coastal/oceanographic processes and water resources infrastructure
  • Engineering planning and design for coastal and civil works projects
  • Studies of coastal geology and coastal processes
  • Habitat restoration
  • Climate change/sea level rise vulnerability assessments

The Applied Ecology & Sustainability team focuses on:

  • Environmental impact statements (EIS) and permitting
  • Contaminated sediment management and remediation
  • Risk assessments
  • Industrial discharge mixing zones and impacts
  • Sustainable design solutions

The Oceanography & Measurement Systems team focuses on:

  • Port, harbor, and coastal monitoring systems
  • Offshore metocean systems and moorings
  • Physical oceanography and ocean engineering
  • Software, products, and system integration

Bradford Associates, LLC

Bradford Associates, LLC offers professional landscape architectural services with the core discipline supported by urban and regional planning.  Sara Bradford, principal landscape architect, has over 35 years of experience, mainly in southeastern New England. Formed in 1992, Bradford Associates has been in the same Providence location for almost 24 years. The firm has remained small, permitting it to focus on the issues at hand and to readily adapt to and respond to clients’ needs.

Bradford Associates, LLC has experience in phases of landscape architecture ranging from conceptual design through contract administration. For commercial and residential developments as well as universities, municipal parks and playgrounds, bike paths and other public open spaces we have demonstrated a solid foundation in design but with a distinctive ecological perspective and appreciation of the contextual landscape. Projects such as the inventory of scenic landscapes for the Rhode Island Scenic Roadways Board included a clear analytical strategy.  We are particularly proud of our recent work at Highland Woods for the Tiverton Land Trust. The firm has been recognized as being of the highest professional quality as confirmed by Design Awards from the R.I. Chapter of the ASLA, R.I. Chapter of the AIA and the R.I. Chapter of the American Planning Association.


David Everett

David Everett is a Principal Planner for the City of Providence as well as a planning consultant, concentrating on environmental, coastal zone, neighborhood, and comprehensive planning. David has worked in a variety of settings as a municipal and regional planner, consultant, writer, and environmental advocate for more than twenty-five years. He provides staff support to the Providence Harbor Management Commission and serves on several State, regional, and local committees. As a consultant, he has written comprehensive plans, developed heritage-based revitalization plans, and worked on harbor management plans in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Over the past several years David has become increasingly involved in policy, planning and collaborative efforts relating to the implementation of green infrastructure and improvement of stormwater management in the Providence metro area.