We Are Place Makers

Civil Engineers |  Land Planners |  Landscape Architects


We Are Place Makers

Civil Engineers |  Land Planners |  Landscape Architects

Smith Planning Group

CIVIL ENGINEERS  |  land planners  |  landscape architects

Where there is the will, there is a way... to create projects that are gifts to the community. Projects that belong in their place. Places that we can't imagine not being there. We call this placemaking. We hope to inspire that will, and help navigate the way. 

Our  Services

Your one stop for land development services. Offering all aspects of master planning, civil engineering, consulting, landscape architecture and much more. Including rezones, environmental services, hydrology studies, and land design. See Services 

Latest News

Keep up with the latest Smith Planning Group projects in the press and news media. See News


Firm Profile

Check out our firm profile brochure for a quick overview of what we've accomplished, with the help of our incredible clients, over the last 25 years. Download Here





Happening lately.

 AOC Imaging Center Raingarden

AOC Imaging Center Raingarden

Featured Project


The recently completed Athens Orthopedic Clinic Imaging Center features all of the thoughtful and intentional details our clients have come to expect from our services. Stormwater management includes a combination of pervious pavers and tiered raingardens. Custom design fencing and a one-of-kind Crutch Bike Rack add to the aesthetic of the site and the quality of excellence established by AOC. Check them out here.

 100 Prince Informational Website

100 Prince Informational Website



We recently set up a website to facilitate the input of the local community in the design process for the urban redevelopment project known as 100 Prince in Athens, Georgia. The input and collaboration between the various stakeholders has been amazing! Check it out and let us know what you think.



There are A LOT of exciting things going on in the world of land planning, both locally and worldwide. Keep up with our dispatches by following us on the social media platforms below!



About Us

About Us

What matters to us









These FOUR core values help us steer our clients toward long term success.

Our culture is one of love for what we do and an understanding that what we do matters to local communities and the spaces they live in. We have a responsibility to be honest and ethical in all of our dealings with clients, issuing authorities and community at large. We are passionate about achieving the goals our clients want. And we are dedicated to continually pushing ourselves to provide the best possible services to our clients.

Success often depends on building relationships of trust, finding mutual goals and executing creative and practical solutions to problems as they arise. Collaboration and open communication with project stakeholders is paramount to build lasting relationships in the land development community.

We are a full service land development firm with top talent land planners, civil engineers, and landscape architects. We are about creating places people will love, enjoy and value. Places that provide connectivity between people and community, and that help businesses and neighborhoods to thrive.    


Our Services

Our Services

Our Services

Professional services from start to finish. Reliable, responsive and collaborative.

Civil Engineering

  • Site Engineering
  • Grading & Drainage
  • Stormwater Management & Hydrology Reports
  • Floodplain Mapping & Consulting (LOMA, LOMR)
  • Utility Design
  • Septic Design
  • Traffic Analysis
  • Bid Administration
  • Cost Estimates
  • Construction Observation
  • Project Close-Out

Environmental Design

  • Natural Resource Inventories
  • Stream Identification
  • Floodplain Mitigation
  • Stream Buffer Variances
  • 404 Permitting


Land Planning & Landscape Architecture

  • Master Planning
  • Rezoning
  • Development Consultation & Due Diligence
  • Site Feasibility Analysis
  • Site Design & Programming
  • Landscape Design
  • Amenity Design
  • Community Engagment
  • Design Charrettes
  • Irrigation Plans




Municipal Services

  • Urban Design
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Programming and Design
  • Streetscape Design
  • GIS Mapping & Analysis
  • Project & Construction Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • Multi-Use Trail Design
  • Community Engagement & Leadership
  • Land Acquisition Consulting

Project Launch & ID

  • Presentation Materials
  • Pattern Books
  • Site Signage
  • Logo Design
  • Website Design
  • 3D Renderings & Animations
  • Conceptual Site Modeling

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What clients are saying:

Of all the companies we hired to complete our project, Smith Planning Group was by far the best choice we made. Their level of professionalism, expertise, and service is what other companies should strive to achieve.
— Christopher B.
SPG created a a long range design for a 300 acre campus for us. Their ability to listen to our needs and preferences while simultaneously adding excellent design ideas helped us create an excellent plan and vision. They were also very good at working out small details and solving multiple challenges we faced. Great company to work with, I highly recommend them!
— Michael D.
Smith Planning Group designed two projects for me. Both designs were masterfully thought-out and drawn up. They were extremely creative but also listened to my ideas and incorporated these into the project. I definitely recommend their services!
— Andre J.