PORT is a public realm design and planning consultancy comprising landscape architects, architects, urban designers, and planners.

With offices in Philadelphia and Chicago, we work across scales and contexts throughout the United States and abroad.
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PORT delivers socially equitable and environmentally ambitious public realms. 

PORT approaches each project with fresh eyes, bringing an ambitious, yet playful, perspective to every design challenge.

Our work creates opportunities for the unexpected interplay between people and the natural environment, serving to animate and enrich public life and urban biodiversity.
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Clients & 

PORT partners with communities and our collaborators to create future-oriented public spaces that transcend convention, serving humans and non-humans alike.

Our clients include municipalities, public agencies, foundations, not-for-profits, and cultural and educational institutions.

Ada County, ID (competition award)
Active Transportation Alliance
AKA Hotels
Aslan Foundation
Chicago Architecture Biennial
Chicago Architecture Center
Chicago Central Area Committee
Chicago DCASE
Chicago Ideas Week
Chicago Loop Alliance
Chicago MPEA
Chicago Transit Authority
City of Bentonville Parks & Recreation
City of Indianapolis (competition award)
City of Kiel, Germany (invited competition)
City of Knoxville, TN
City of Lorain, OH
City of Louisville, KY
City of Philadelphia, PA
City of Providence, RI (competition award)
Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
Denver Dept. of Parks & Recreation
Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Exhibit Columbus (Miller Prize recipient)
Fairmount Park Conservancy
Friends of Lakeview
Hollingsworth Foundation
Howard Hughes Corporation
Lakeview-Roscoe Village COC
Lincoln Park COC
New York Regional Plan Association
North Franklin Township
Northcenter COC
Northern Liberties BID
Pennsylvania DCNR
R^2 Companies
River LA
The University of Chicago
Unif. Gov. of Wyandotte Co. & KCK
University of Chicago Place Lab
University of Illinois-Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
Woods Services

Our collaborators include many of North America and Europe’s leading design practices.

Borderless Studio
Estudio Herreros
Handel Architects
Heatherwick Studio
Jonathan Kurtz Architecture
Lissoni & Partners
Marlon Blackwell Architects
Sanders Pace Architecture
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The Plot Project, Exhibit Columbus, Indiana
Photo Credit: Hadley Fruits