Harmony Design and Engineering works on a wide variety of projects for private, municipal, professional, and federal clients. An example of some of our civil engineering, land planning, water resource consulting, and structural engineering projects include:
Teton County Idaho Comprehensive Plan - Teton County, Idaho
Harmony Design & Engineering was the project manager and lead planner for this two year Comprehensive Plan Update for Teton County, Idaho. Public outreach and participation was extraordinary, and the project was awarded the 2012 Idaho APA Award for Outstanding Public Outreach. Harmony managed the public outreach component of the plan, facilitated citizen committee meetings, wrote several sections of the Plan and coordinated the final composition of the Plan. The Comprehensive Plan included information on the history of the County, community vision, goals and policies, future land uses and implementation strategies. The project team included AECOM, Jorgensen Associates and Intermountain Aquatics.
McCall Area Pathways Master Plan - McCall, Idaho
Harmony Design & Engineering worked closely with the City of McCall planning staff and the Pathways Master Plan Steering Committee in the drafting of this document. Harmony facilitated two, multiple day workshops that engaged the public as well as key stakeholders. Using the input gathered through the workshops and other outreach efforts including questionnaires and public exhibits, Harmony drafted the McCall Area Pathways Master Plan and provided the necessary background information and technical expertise. The plan was completed in approximately one year from initiation of the project to adoption by the City.
McCall Business Park Master Planning & Design Charettes - McCall, Idaho
In order to foster economic growth in the City of McCall, a new business park plan and zoning standards were needed to allow for business park development as well as the establishment of diverse businesses and industries. Harmony Design & Engineering facilitated a series of public workshops or charrettes with 54 attendees including property owners, business owners, economic development specialists, environmental groups, utility companies, community members, City staff, engineers, and consultants. The public process was the cornerstone of the Business Park Framework Plan which included consideration of present and future land uses, transportation routes including pathways, parks and civic spaces, and the availability of utilities. Although many participants had reservations or questions at the beginning of the charrette process, the final Business Park Framework Plan was one that the whole community supported.
“Harmony effectively used input and guidance from McCall stakeholders to produce a framework plan for our business park that was functional, appealing, and widely-accepted....I would highly recommend Harmony Design & Engineering for any future project.” -Michelle Groenevelt, Community Development Director, City of McCall
Hailey River Street Revitalization - Hailey, Idaho
River Street is an underdeveloped business district the Hailey downtown core which currently lacks basic pedestrian facilities. Harmony Design & Engineering assisted the City of Hailey with an Idaho Department of Commerce Community Block Grant application by providing conceptual engineering and landscape plans for the River Street Improvements. Harmony staff facilitated charrette style public workshops, held small meetings with stakeholders, and facilitated a design workshop that focused on the design for River Street. Based on all of this input, the River Street improvement plans were developed with the goals of slowing down traffic, increasing pedestrian and bicycle safety, improving storm drainage, and beautifying the downtown area, all in the hopes to attract business. The workshops resulted in strong community support for the project.
Hydrology, Hydraulic & Floodplain Mapping – Mitchell County, Iowa
This project provided updated flood hazard data to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the local, regional, and state agencies deal with existing and increased flood hazards caused by the 2008 floods in Iowa. Flood Recovery Maps in digital GIS format with accompanying reports were produced for sixteen Iowa counties. This project had a very short time-line and Harmony Design & Engineering worked closely with a large project team headed by URS Corporation to get the project finished on time and within budget. Harmony Design & Engineering analyzed and processed topographic data, conducted hydrologic analysis using ArcHydro, conducted hydraulic analysis using HEC-RAS and HEC-GeoRAS, and produced flood hazard delineations for 469 stream miles in Mitchell County. All data produced met FEMA Data Capture Standards and FEMA’s Guidance and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners.
Teton Valley Community School - Victor, Idaho
The Teton Valley Community School (TVCS) is a non-profit independent school located in Victor, Idaho. The existing school campus is approximately 2-acres in size and includes two buildings, a barn, a storage shed, a yurt, and outdoor play and garden spaces. The proposed school campus master plan, which includes an international award winning design, includes five additional classroom buildings, parking areas and the relocation of the existing barn and chicken coop. The classrooms are approximately 1150-sf in size and the estimated construction budget is $330,000 per classroom. Harmony Design and Engineering is completing the civil engineering, structural engineering, and LEED consulting for this community oriented project.
Red Barn – Driggs, Idaho
Red Barn is a residential development located on 80-acres within the town of Driggs, Idaho. Red Barn's focus is environmental sustainability, social responsibility, diversity, safety, and the creation of a healthy and friendly neighborhood. Harmony Design & Engineering is the land planner and civil engineer for this traditional neighborhood development. Red Barn features a range of residential lots at a variety of price points as well as commercial, live-work opportunities. The neighborhood was designed so each lot retained solar access throughout the year. The project includes a 5-acre community park that provides public access to the scenic Teton Creek as well as stormwater retention and floodplain protection. A LOMR was filed and approved by FEMA for this property and Red Barn is in the preliminary planning stages.
“I adamantly believe Harmony Design’s participation with Red Barn has been the cornerstone of its success.” - Gabe Rogel, Developer of Red Barn
Teton Basin Ice & Recreation – Victor, Idaho
Harmony Design & Engineering collaborated with the City of Victor, the Victor community, and the Teton Basin Ice & Recreation (TBIR) non-profit organization to develop a site plan for this ice arena and multi-use facility located in Victor, Idaho. Community input was gathered through a series of design charrettes held over a one week period. This facility will provide recreation opportunities for community members during all seasons in Teton Valley. Click here to read more about this facility.
"Thanks to Harmony Design [& Engineering] for their gracious and excellent work" - Ari Kotler, Executive Director of TBIR
100 North Eco-Park - Driggs, ID
100 North Eco-Park is a mixed-use, light industrial, and residential project on approximately 67-acres near the existing airport in Driggs, Idaho. Harmony Design & Engineering is the land planner, civil engineer, and LEED consultant for this project. We facilitated a neighborhood meeting to gather input which was used in the design of the development which integrates green building, smart growth, and traditional neighborhood design principles. 100 North Eco-Park was a LEED-ND pilot project and is striving for silver certification under the post-pilot LEED-ND program.
Weinbrandt-Helm Residence – Alta, Wyoming
The Weinbrandt-Helm Residence is a unique custom home located in Alta, Wyoming. The sod roof is framed with structural insulated panels on curved glulams, and the interior is irregular and open both vertically and horizontally, providing expansive views of the Tetons to the west. The upstairs south wall has large windows to accommodate passive solar heating requirements. Harmony Design & Engineering completed the structural engineering for this project which was a featured project for Visual Analysis. Click here for highlights from the Visual Analysis Software website.
Trail Creek Crossing – Victor, Idaho
Trail Creek Crossing is a 6-acre mixed-use development designed with a refined, rustic feel. Harmony Design & Engineering completed a hydraulic analysis of Trail Creek, mapped the Trail Creek floodplain, designed a low-impact stormwater system for the site, designed low-water landscape plans, and assisted with the Master Development Plan for the entire neighborhood. Alternative transportation was a priority for the Master Plan and residents of the community will have walking access to commercial businesses in the development and downtown Victor. Trail Creek Crossing is in the construction phase.
“The availability and timely responses of Harmony Design & Engineering for our projects has allowed our projects to move ahead smoothly, on budget, and without difficulty… Most importantly, Harmony Design & Engineering are Team Players, demonstrating an ability to coordinate with other Design Professionals and do what is necessary to get the job done.” - Meagan Hill, Development Manager, Teton Land + Development Group, LLC, developer of Trail Creek Crossing
Redtail PUD – Driggs, Idaho
The Redtail PUD is a 105-acre residential development which was designed using conservation development principles. The property includes approximately 1 mile of Teton Creek and Harmony Design & Engineering was instrumental in designing and planning the development so that wetland areas, existing vegetation, riparian habitat and floodplain functions were preserved. A detailed site analysis was conducted for this project and a LOMR was filed and approved by FEMA for the property. All of the cabins built in Redtail are LEED-H certified.
Well 5 Solar Array - Jackson, Wyoming
Harmony Design & Engineering worked with Creative Energies on the Well 5 Solar Panels Project in Jackson, Wyoming. The Town installed Solar Electric Photovoltaic panels in the area of Well #5 located within the Karns Meadow. Harmony Design & Engineering provided structural design for the foundation of this 24.89 kW array.