Oliver Surveying & Engineering is now a part of Landform!
We’re growing! We are excited to announce Landform Professional Services, LLC has acquired Oliver Surveying & Engineering, Inc. This acquisition will allow Landform to reinvest and expand services for our north metro clients by adding planning and landscape architecture services to the survey and engineering services that Oliver Surveying & Engineering has been providing to their clients.

With more than 50 years of providing land survey and civil engineering services to the north metro, Oliver Surveying & Engineering has maintained a strong client base that will continue to be served by the experienced team they know. Lynn Caswell, LS, will lead the expanded Landform Land Survey Department and will continue to provide leadership in the Elk River office along with the other professional staff from this office. The services in the Elk River office will be enhanced to include all the available expertise provided by the overall organization.

The acquisition of the Oliver Surveying & Engineering, Inc. fits into Landform’s strategy to provide planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, land surveying and development management services to the entire metropolitan region. The acquisition also adds to our capacity and geographic presence to serve our public and private sector clients.
Comprehensive Plans
Landform’s Planning & Urban Design studio has been hard at work this year helping Twin Cities Metro communities update their Comprehensive Plans. Comprehensive Plans? What the heck is that? Good question – we’re glad you asked. The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that helps communities set the vision for growth in the future. Communities in the 7-county metropolitan area are required by State Law to create a Comprehensive Plan and update it every ten years so that sufficient City services are available as communities grow. This year, communities are asked to plan for growth through the year 2040.

Landform’s planners work with communities to create a vision for all aspects of a city’s growth – from Land Use to Parks to Economic Development. Landform has helped the City of Lino Lakes, the City of Hugo and the City of Corcoran focus on evaluating adjusted growth projections and updating documents so that they are more graphically robust, easier to read and contain interactive links that help users navigate the document. Although it is a physical plan, it is also a reflection of the community's social and economic values. We aim to make the document an invaluable tool for communities and developers.
Our process helps residents and policy makers understand the technical components of the plan, focuses on listening to feedback about growth and creating actionable policies that communities can implement. We aim to find solutions that incorporate requirements provided by the Metropolitan Council with the goals of residents.

We’re excited to complete the plans we’re working on and plan on seeing approvals from the Metropolitan Council by the end of 2018. After the Metropolitan Council approves the plans for consistency with regional systems, we look forward to helping communities update zoning ordinances and complete studies identified in the plans.

Our planners stand ready to implement policies that helps communities grow. Call us today to find out how we can support your community through implementation.
The Yards Breaks Ground
March 13th marked the ground breaking of this $41 million mixed-use residential development in Kansas City, Missouri.
Located in the Stockyards District, The Yards will have 232 market-rate apartments and commercial space on ground level. We provided site and courtyard design and managed rezoning and platting entitlements for client Flaherty & Collins. The project plans to be completed by the summer of 2019.
Excitement in Fridley!
We're excited to be a part of the Locke Pointe multi-project redevelopment initiative within the City of Fridley. Partnering with Pulte Homes to redevelop 8.5 acres that will include 27 new single-family association maintained patio homes.
Surrounded by wonderful amenities, including Locke Park, a regional county park, Rice Creek and the new City Hall campus, this new active adult community will be a great addition to the area.
Construction started this summer.
Landform was selected as the design team for the new Fridley Parkway project. This half-mile long parkway is part of the overall redevelopment project for Locke Pointe. It will bring vehicle and pedestrian traffic into the project, providing much needed connections throughout the entire site. As part of this design initiative, Landform will provide design layouts and alternatives for the City to consider including roundabout designs for the intersection. We are excited to work with the City of Fridley on this project!
Drone Anniversary
It has been over a year since we've added our drone flights to our list of offered services. Our crews are flying on every project we can. The data we receive and supporting images have been a great addition to our list of tools to get the job done from Site to Finish ® .
Employee Appreciation Night
We value our employees and their hard work and effort does not go unnoticed. This year we took the company to a Minnesota Wild game. We enjoyed a pregame happy hour at Shamrocks in St. Paul before heading to the Xcel Center. Our Team had a great time even though the Wild didn't come out with a win. 
James Soltis, PE joined Landform as a Project Lead in our Retail & Commercial Design Studio.

James joins Landform with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University. As a Project Lead he will be responsible for a full range of design services for major projects and clients.
In April, we welcomed Gary Schwartzbauer to the Land Survey Department as a Crew Chief.

Gary joins Landform as Level 3 Certified Survey Technician and over eight years experience in the survey field.
Jared Lee, RLA is our latest new hire, joining the Retail & Commercial Design Studio as a Designer.

Jared brings more than nine years experience in landscape architecture and site design with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from North Dakota State University.
Want to join our team? Know someone who might? We are hiring for the following positions:

We are always accepting resumes if you are interested in discussing future employment here please send us an email.