Arterial is a Montclair, NJ-based full-service Street Design Studio. It’s our mission to create pedestrian-centric spaces that encourage social interaction, connectivity and economic vitality. In 2009 we began work in street design - Streets That Do More. Since then we’ve branched out, applying what we learned about the pedestrian experience to other spaces including office parks, mixed-use developments, parks and trails.
We are casual observers, people watchers, walkers, cyclists and advocates for Streets That Do More. That means we do our homework. We put in the time to consider all of the possible angles and points of view a pedestrian might have, both literally and figuratively. We see the bigger picture, anticipating how to best address pedestrian needs through design and planning. Collecting all that data drives our creative process, giving us a strong foundation for when the time comes to put pen to paper and shovels to the ground.
Our 12-person studio is comprised of Landscape Architects, Planners, Urban Designers and Information Architects passionate about creating great streets and spaces. We work hard to help our clients see the potential that we see when and to transform undervalued spaces into vibrant places of connectivity where all roads lead to community. Whether we’re joining an ongoing project or handling it from day one, we’re ready to jump in and take the project to the next level.
We’re a Street Design studio but our skills reach further than that. We offer full-service solutions. We operate in both the public and private sector and will join a project mid-construction or be there for the kickoff. No matter what, we're ready to work with you to meet your goals and create a captivating and unique pedestrian experience.
The following Services comprise Arterial’s Street Design:
Revitalize | High Performance Streets: We Plan, design, and implement expertly-crafted "Streets That Do More."
Reposition | Office Park & Mall Repositioning: We help property owners reposition obsolete office parks and shopping malls by maximizing the benefit of the spaces "between the buildings".
Redesign | Parks & Plazas: We work with communities, property owners and municipalities to create spaces that encourage social interaction, economic vitality and resilience.
Reassure | CPTED & Perimeter Security: We review and assess public and private spaces to minimize the opportunity for negative behavior.
Reconnect | Trails & Greenways: We design bicycle and pedestrian networks that connect people to places, culture, the environment and to one another.