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Belt Collins


Broadway BridgeFor over 25 years our engineers, landscape architects and planners have concentrated on projects that shape and restore our nation’s parks, open spaces, infrastructure, trails, creeks and rivers, downtowns, campuses and federal lands. Our award winning firm has a well established reputation for creating innovative planning and design projects.  Our landscape architecture and engineering projects are sensitive to people and place which has allowed us to work on some of the most important sites in the country.  While we offer a deep portfolio of public lands planning, design and engineering projects, our team also applies Belt Collins’ proven context-sensitive design approach to private sector projects throughout the United States and abroad.

The Boulder office offers a full range of professional services in landscape architecture, planning, water resource and civil engineering, and communication design. Our engineers handle all facets of water resource/civil engineering from planning, design to permitting, cost estimating and construction management. Our landscape architects and planners expertise ranges from urban and park design to large-scale master planning to heritage tourism and historic preservation.



Landscape Architecture Hydrologic & Hydraulic Analyses
Planning Drainage and Flood Control Master Planning/Design
Urban Design River Restoration/Enhancement
Heritage/Eco Tourism Civil Engineering
Communication Design Construction Management
Historic Preservation BMPs and Low Impact Development Design


Erie Detention Pond

Erie Regional Detention Pond | Erie, Colorado

This project exemplifies the optimization of detention pond design while providing water quality enhancement, wildlife habitat and recreational activities.  This project won the 2008 award for Small Community - Drainage and Flood Control Projects presented by the American Public Works Association - Colorado Chapter.

San Luis

San Luis Valley Heritage Tourism Itineraries | San Luis Valley, Colorado

Belt Collins assisted a grassroots group of volunteers in the San Luis Valley of Colorado with heritage tourism planning and the development of a set of heritage tourism travel itineraries. This project was the recipient of a 2008 Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association Award.

South Platte River

South Platte River Flood Control and Greenways Project | Denver, Colorado

The South Platte River project in North Denver (Globeville area) is the single largest flood control project undertaken by either the UDFCD or the City and County of Denver.  This project won the 2009 award presented by the American Public Works Association - Colorado Chapter in the category of Large Community - Drainage and Flood Control Projects.

Featured Projects

Boulder Creek Corridor

Boulder Creek Greenway Trail Corridor | Boulder, Colorado

The City of Boulder approved plans for a continuous linear park that would span the city from its eastern fringe to the base of the mountains and Belt Collins West was retained to contribute engineering and design services to this monumental team effort.

Broadway Bridge

Broadway Bridge at Boulder Creek | Boulder, Colorado

Belt Collins West has collaborated as part of a multi-disciplinary team for the City of Boulder, Colorado to plan, design, and build the Broadway Street and Bridge Reconstruction Project, the city’s largest transportation project to date.

Dutch Creek

Dutch Creek Channel at Columbine Country Club | Columbine Valley, Colorado

Belt Collins West was retained by both the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District and the Town of Columbine Valley to design one mile of 7,400 c.f.s capacity channel improvements within the Columbine Country Club.  The firm was selected due to our proven ability to design aesthetically pleasing maintenance free channels.

Foothills Community Park

Foothills Community Park | Boulder, Colorado

Belt Collins West was a member of a multi-disciplinary team with a landscape architecture firm as the lead responsible for design, preparation of construction documents and construction management for development of a 60-acre regional park for the City of Boulder, Colorado.

Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood National Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan and Design Guidelines | Mt. Hood, Oregon

Belt Collins was hired to work with the US Forest Service to create a comprehensive Interpretive plan and Design Guidelines for the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway in Oregon.

St. Vrain

Saint Vrain State Park Master Plan and Design | Longmont, Colorado

Colorado State Parks selected Belt Collins to develop a master plan for St. Vrain State Park and then to carry the plan through to design development and construction.

Spring Mountain

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Master Planning and Design Guidelines | Nevada

Belt Collins partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to complete a a number of planning projects for the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. These projects include a Framework Plan for a complex of new recreation facilities at Kyle Canyon on the NRA.

Statue of Liberty

Statue Of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island General Management Plan | New York, New York

Belt Collins has been asked by the National Park Service to assist in the development of the general management plan for the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island.

University of Colorado at Boulder Research Park

University of Colorado at Boulder Research Park | Boulder, Colorado

Belt Collins West produced a Master Site Development Plan, Flood Mitigation Plan, and Design Guidelines for the University of Colorado’s 160-acre Research Park.