Urban Idea Lab

Our vision

Every project brings an opportunity for a meaningful experience. Our approach is people-centric; every project should bring delight to and serve its users. We view each place in context; no matter how small, it is a catalyst for positive change to its surrounding environment. The key to a successful project is a strong multi-disciplinary collaboration from project inception, to develop innovative solutions. Each project must meet the objectives of city and community building and achieve urban design excellence.

Meet our team

Our team of Boston-based urban designers and architects have extensive experience in transportation infrastructure architecture and transit-oriented development projects across the country. They bring that expertise to their work on roadways, bridges, and public transportation projects.

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Kathleen Lynch, RLA, ASLA

Senior Urban Designer

Ms. Lynch is a registered Landscape Architect with over thirty years of expertise in leading multi-disciplinary teams—ensuring the integration of divergent disciplines into a unified design. Her skills include site design from Concept Phase through Construction Administration for a broad range of project types, team management, project constructability, cost estimating, site grading and planting design. At a previous engineering-based firm, Ms. Lynch developed standard specifications for landscape architectural scope for Massachusetts offices, and she developed the Quality Assurance/ Quality Control process for the company-wide Landscape Architectural groups, serving as QA/QC reviewer for landscape architectural scope of projects. Her experience in guiding projects through construction is an asset that she brings to the planning and concept design phases of projects, where potential problems can be identified early.


Ms. Lynch’s approach to design is collaborative and she is experienced at balancing the various, and often conflicting, needs of different disciplines, clients, and community groups. Her experience with public park and open space projects, transportation, streetscape, and rail trail conversion projects, gives her a solid foundation for consulting on the urban interface and accessibility complexities of multi-modal bridge projects.