Context Sensitive Solutions

The principles of Context Sensitive Solutions are critical to all of our planning and design projects.  To truly develop the best solution for any project, one must understand the "Genius Loci" or spirit of the place.  Once the planner and designer understand the physical, cultural, and historical make-up of a particular place, alternatives to solving problems and creating better places for people to live, work, and play have a fundamental context within which alternative solutions can be analyzed.

JMT approaches every project with the philosophy that transportation projects or building facilities are an integral part of the community. As stewards of these projects and facilities, JMT works with clients to ensure that our projects achieve the following goals:

  • the needs of all users of the facilities are addressed
  • the solutions are fully accessible and address safety for all users
  • the process is collaborative and inclusive of all stakeholders
  • the needs are balanced with the environmental, aesthetic, historical and cultural needs
  • the design team utilizes a holistic multi-disciplined approach


H Street – Benning Road Streetcar

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Washington, D.C.

JMT was the lead civil/site engineering firm for the revival of streetcar service in Washington, DC.

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Owings Mills Boulevard Southern Extension

JMT designed a two-mile-long new roadway extension through an existing residential community while avoiding sensitive environmental features.

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Nash Run Stream Restoration

JMT designed the restoration of a main tributary in the nation's captial.

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Rehoboth Avenue Streetscape

JMT transformed an oceanside main street with modern public amenities, streetscape enhancements, complete roadway and utility infrastructure replacements, and new iconic features.

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Queenstown Streetscape

JMT designed resurfacing and safety improvements for MD 456A, the gateway into a 300-year-old, historic town.

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Copes Bridge (SR 0162 Section 58S)

JMT provided innovative structural, environmental and roadway design services for the rehabilitation of a historic stone masonry arch bridge.

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MD 22 Corridor Study

JMT partnered with our client to establish a feasible and cost-effective plan to alleviate current and projected commuter congestion along a growing corridor.

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Kenneth Young Memorial Park Master Site Plan

JMT helped develop a master site plan for a community park.

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