PlaceWorks. Creating great places. When The Planning Center and DC&E merged companies and cultures in 2011, we found ourselves with an expanded set of disciplines and strengths. But what we didn’t have was a unifying name. We had clearly become a new entity. It was time to outwardly express this internal transformation. Introducing PlaceWorks. As the name suggests, we’re all about places and how they work—geographically, environmentally, functionally, aesthetically, and culturally—but we’re also passionate about how we work collaboratively with our clients. Ours is a holistic approach. We celebrate personal passion and ownership while encouraging integrity, creativity, and innovative thinking. We bring people together from diverse practice areas, offering best-of-all-worlds capability and connectivity. Just as each place we work on is distinctly different, so is our thinking. We start with a vision to design a great community—with a thoughtful approach to creating healthier and more sustainable environments, neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. We emphasize processes, relationships and communications, while synthesizing dimensions, details and constraints into actionable plans, using environmental scans, community design and other diagnostic and planning tools. We have offices across California, including the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego.