Founded in 1989, Smith Planning Group (formerly Smith & Associates) is a civil engineering, land planning, and landscape architecture firm with offices located just outside Athens, Georgia.  The goal of our firm is to facilitate the creation of spaces with lasting value for the communities that they serve.  Smith Planning Group accomplishes these goals by designing spaces that complement its unique environment while being ecologically and historically respectful, environmentally sustainable and economically prosperous.  

Smith Planning Group welcomes work opportunities that offer complex and creative challenges, that deliver valuable, long-term benefits for a wide range of community interests, combine and foster a local sense of place, and improve the relationship between people and their environment.

Smith Planning Group’s professional team spans four key disciplines: master planning, civil engineering, architectural design and landscape architecture.  These professionals work within specialized practice groups with expertise including park, trail, recreation, urban planning, park programming and public meeting facilitation. Our technical staff specializes in project management, permitting, construction documentation, specification writing, bid facilitation, and construction oversight.  The diversity of our practice helps us clearly define issues and identify practical courses of action.  We believe that plan making is a collaborative effort involving a diversity of stakeholders, and are committed to active participation in the planning process. Smith Planning Group has extensive experience working with municipalities and government institutions. We have a proven track record in timely project permitting as well as coordination with municipal officials and departments.