Site Sustainability


“When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.”

                                               - Benjamin Franklin


Environmental Resources (Planet)


At Cunningham Engineering, we recognize that land is a non-renewable resource that needs to be used wisely.  Selecting a site that avoids prime agricultural farmland, open space, and species habitats; has little to no risk for flooding; and is located near existing infrastructure, transit, and amenities, all help to conserve not only land, but other natural and economic resources that would have otherwise been needed.


We seek solutions to help ensure that your well won't run dry.  Water is one of our most precious resources, and we understand the need to use and manage our water resources efficiently and responsibly.  Whether it is through designing and specifying the use of water-efficient and native plant species, or managing stormwater runoff through Low Impact Development (LID) strategies, Cunningham Engineering has a broad set of tools to create built environments that are gentle on and restorative to our water systems.


Social Responsibilities (People)


Housing is one our basic needs, and the need for affordable housing is never greater.  Cunningham Engineering is committed to helping create affordable housing, partnering with non-profit and for-profit affordable developers and government agencies to realize the dream of providing housing to those most in need.  Our long history of affordable housing work demonstrates our commitment.  


Cunningham Engineering has extensive experience with designing projects to comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), having designed or retrofitted streets, building entries and pathways, parks and other outdoor public spaces to be ADA compliant.  We understand that in order to help meet the needs of people, we need to create built environments that allow people of all abilities to physically access where they need to go.


Economic Advantages (Prosperity)

Our decades of experience with land use entitlements, and our knowledge of the land development process, provide us the knowledge and savvy to help make your project a financially successful one.  From preliminary site research and due diligence, to land entitlements and pro-forma calculations, Cunningham Engineering understands what is needed to create not only green developments, but green for your revenue as well. 


Site Sustainability Projects

Civil Engineering

Landscape Architecture