Sorba is focused on addressing your site design and development needs.  

From feasibility studies to full construction documents, the Sorba team provides professional consultation services to clients in all areas of land development. This includes comprehensive site selection and planning, civil engineering and infrastructure design, stormwater management, and low-impact development. Sorba’s knowledge of the jurisdictional entitlement and technical approval processes, both on the federal and local level, is key in expediting permit procurement.

Civil Engineering and Infrastructure 

 

 

Sorba offers clients the full spectrum of civil engineering and site design solutions. We address grading, drainage, erosion and sedimentation control, and stormwater management issues; water, sewer, and dry utility routing; water network modeling, earthwork analysis, hydraulic and hydrology studies. We are also experienced in roadway, parking, and pedestrian and vehicular transportation network improvements. Sorba’s project approach leverages all current technology. This includes everything from 3-dimensional design tools to live collaborative work session software.  

 

Sorba has both national and international experience. Our work includes government sites, design-build projects, universities, museums, historic structures, data centers, research facilities and public building projects.

Our team is experienced with the unique requirements, and special challenges, of development and rehabilitation projects within both historically significant and environmentally sensitive areas.

Stormwater Management 

Sorba appreciates the importance of stormwater management, both for the sustainability of the environment, and the protection of our clients' assets and the public utility system. To address our clients' environmental challenges, our team provides highly effective stormwater management, low-impact, sustainable and resilient design solutions while maximizing efficient use of the site. From simple drainage plans to complex stormwater network systems, we strive to find the ideal technical and cost-effective solution to deliver our clients' program expectations. 

Our expertise includes more than the technical skills to plan, design, and integrate multiple stormwater management techniques into an overall site solution, but to use our experience with governing authorities to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and local environmental regulations are met for all government, institutional, and private sector clients.

Planning and Development

 

 

From the beginning our team supports owners, developers and designers with conceptual planning. We assess the project goals, evaluating both the potential uses and unique constraints of the property. Accessibility of the parcel, availability of existing supporting transportation networks, and impact on the surrounding community are evaluated. The Sorba team performs feasibility assessments and, working with the client, adjustments are made to the project as needed. Throughout the planning and development process the Sorba team uses its experience to anticipate challenges. We work to reduce their probability and impact. Finally, we assist in guiding the project through the entitlement and jurisdictional planning processes, making our client’s vision a reality.