Passionate. We love what we do and it shows.

Our clients know that we eat, drink and sleep civil engineering, stormwater management, and dry utilities. That’s why they frequently call us for project advice. We’re nerds about this stuff - from the minutiae of quarter inches to the overall picture of efficient dry utilities placement, we care about the details. Our staff are constantly learning and applying best practices so we can take pride in our projects. 

We regularly provide services for LEED and GreenPoint Rated projects in the Bay Area. UDCE works fluidly with the Owner, Architect, Landscape Architect and Plumbing Engineers to create suitable solutions for each project. From alternative paving to vegetated roofs; flow-through-planters to bioretention; and rain water harvesting to grey water reuse systems, we help bring additional clarity to each sustainable choice for a truly optimized solution that benefits the Client to the fullest.

Civil Engineering

UDCE goes beyond minimal drawing delivery. We are designers - intimately involved from project beginning - assessing site conditions, foreseeing obstacles, and designing solutions. We are project advocates - ready and able to adeptly navigate projects through approvals, permits and agency overlaps. We are communicators - dedicated to transparent, effective and positive communication strategies that propel our projects forward.

Dry Utilities/
Joint Trench

Our joint trench projects regularly receive accolades from our clients, because we approach Joint Trench Design and Dry Utility Coordination as opportunities for creative problem-solving - not just a compilation of plans. It’s about advocating for sound solutions on behalf of our Client, reviewing contracts and tariffs, and being able to foresee and resolve existing condition conflicts in complex settings. Our ample underground infrastructure experience and proactive agency coordination set us apart from other joint trench designers.

Street Lighting

Urban Design Consulting Engineers has over two dozen urban street lighting projects in the ground and energized, contributing to your project’s public safety and style. From standard street lighting in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and all the communities in between, using basic city-standard LED luminaires or high-design lighting fixtures that really make a statement, UDCE not only coordinates, but advocates for your project. We handle basic city/agency coordination, lighting rep and manufacturer consultation, all the way to energization, so you can sit back and watch your project shine.



UDCE frequently provides Stormwater/ SCP and SWPPP Services (permanent and temporary) for projects as part of our overall civil engineering scope or as a stand alone service. We are State-Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Developers (QSD) and Practitioners (QSP), ready to assist your to our fullest. We are fluent in the specificities of Bay Area requirements, having applied them on multiple local projects. We strive to balance practical site solutions with meeting local stormwater management ordinances and requirements.