PLANNING.  From the outset of any project, we work closely with you to define a planning process to meet your specific needs and accomplish your objectives. This critical first step establishes a road map for your project. With a clear definition of the scope, schedule, and process, we keep your project on track.  

PARTNERSHIP.  We partner with you to develop creative and comprehensive solutions. Before we design, we listen. We want to know your goals, concerns, ideas, and vision. Successful solutions are based on a thorough understanding of your needs.

ENGAGEMENT.  Community involvement is a cornerstone of our planning process. We routinely engage the public in a process designed to identify issues and resolve concerns. The success of any project depends on the support achieved through the consensus-building process.

EXPERIENCE.  There is no substitute for experience. Principal Bill Harris has over 30 years of experience in every phase of the design and planning process. He works closely with Harris Design staff to identify and solve issues and guide you through the challenges you face.


I wanted to thank you and your entire design team for your creativity and efforts on this project to date. I anticipate it will become a centerpiece park for a community that already has many fine park places and I’m looking forward to our continued relationship during the project’s construction phase.
— Steven Bocian, Assistant City Manager, City of Pleasanton