Now in our 15th year, Places Associates, Inc. was established in 2009 as a Massachusetts Certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). Although in the midst of a deep recession at that time, the combined forces and design expertise of Susan Carter and William Murray created Places Associates, Inc., providing the solid footing necessary to begin serving the needs of clients throughout Massachusetts.

Just prior to incorporation, Susan was a principal at a leading civil site engineering company, and William had founded Places Site Consultants in 2004. The establishment of Places Associates as a WBE was crucial to surviving the recession and to moving forward with the goal of establishing a solid reputation as a full-service company. We now provide a comprehensive scope of services, successfully guiding a project from its earliest phases through to fruition. With our leadership team’s 100 plus years of combined expertise managing residential, municipal, commercial, and industrial projects, we provide the complete package of land use planning, landscape architectural design, civil engineering, and surveying that is crucial to meeting the land use, design, and construction support needs of our clients. We do this while navigating the layers of necessary permitting and certifications to bring your project to a successful completion.

We tackle the requirements of today’s complex sites, offering cost-effective problem-solving and the latest “green” and low-impact design techniques, as well as adhering to the fluidity of evolving stormwater regulatory processes. Our experience has led us to being a design team member for a project that earned LEED Gold-Certification. Places Associates, Inc. offers start-to-finish services from the initial survey, design, and landscaping through construction as-builts and certifications. We plan, design, and engineer solutions from the smallest to the most complex of challenges.