Context Sensitive Solutions

The principles of Context Sensitive Solutions are critical to all of our planning and design projects.  To truly develop the best solution for any project, one must understand the "Genius Loci" or spirit of the place.  Once the planner and designer understand the physical, cultural, and historical make-up of a particular place, alternatives to solving problems and creating better places for people to live, work, and play have a fundamental context within which alternative solutions can be analyzed.

JMT approaches every project with the philosophy that transportation projects or building facilities are an integral part of the community. As stewards of these projects and facilities, JMT works with clients to ensure that our projects achieve the following goals:

  • the needs of all users of the facilities are addressed
  • the solutions are fully accessible and address safety for all users
  • the process is collaborative and inclusive of all stakeholders
  • the needs are balanced with the environmental, aesthetic, historical and cultural needs
  • the design team utilizes a holistic multi-disciplined approach

 

Projects

H Street – Benning Road Streetcar

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Washington, D.C.

JMT was the lead civil/site engineering firm for the revival of streetcar service in Washington, DC.

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Brighton Dam Underwater Inspection and Sonar Imaging

Silt levels were measured as part of an underwater inspection of a Maryland dam.

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SH 121 / Chisholm Trail Parkway (Southwest Parkway)

Kennedy Consulting, Inc., a JMT Company, provided highway and drainage design services for an eight-lane urban, tolled Texas freeway.

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Nash Run Stream Restoration

JMT designed the restoration of a main tributary in the nation's captial.

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Cresson Street Retaining Wall Replacement

JMT designed a retaining wall to replace an aging structure near a SEPTA rail line.

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C&D Canal Recreational Trail

JMT designed sustainable trail facilities in support of a multi-state project to implement the C&D Canal Trail.

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Rehoboth Avenue Streetscape

JMT transformed an oceanside Main Street with modern public amenities, streetscape enhancements, complete roadway and utility infrastructure replacements, and new iconic features.

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Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

JMT structural engineers applied a cost-efficient method of rehabilitating and strengthening concrete gravity wall bridge abutments, avoiding complete structural replacement in an environmentally-sensitive national recreation area.

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