Groundwork operates at the often-murky intersection of design and public policy – bringing together various stakeholders and providing expertise to help realize complex civic projects.

We create project specific teams of experts to implement transformative projects.

Projects range from developing and managing what is now RiverFirst, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board led transformation of 5.5 miles of the Upper Mississippi, to the creation of and consulting to 2020 Partners, a public/private partnership that facilitates the transformation of a downtown Minneapolis industrial district into a new urban center.