Shaping change in places all across the Midwest.

Vitalizing Urban Places • Shaping Communities • Building Regional Economies & Positioning Places • Embracing Regional Resources • Catalyzing & Implementing Projects

About Us

The role we play in creating vital places is one few others can deliver.

Vandewalle & Associates is a unique collection of highly talented individuals with diverse expertise in economic strategy, planning, design, energy systems, food and water systems, redevelopment, architecture, marketing, and real estate.

Midwest Focus

Retooling for a new economy.

Our Madison office focuses on helping Midwest communities and businesses reposition economically and build creative, sustainable pathways to a vibrant future. Applying a range of visionary economic repositioning strategies, our work is making a world of difference to clients across the Midwest.

Coastal Communities Focus

A coastal cities revival.

Great Lakes cities like Milwaukee, Manitowoc, Racine, Sturgeon Bay, and Sheboygan have a bright new outlook on the horizon. Our Milwaukee office is helping assemble and lead a range of inventive economic development initiatives that are taking shape all along the Lake Michigan freshwater coast.

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Milton “Gathering Place” grows into a multi-generational community center

Milton's "Gathering Place," a non-profit senior center, is becoming an even more important piece of the economic picture in Milton. With the addition of new land and facilities, it is attracting multiple generations. At the same time it is allowing residents of the small town to "age in place" without forgoing social and cultural opportunities that can be had in larger communities.

Racine and USEPA partnership

A partnership between the USEPA Are-Wide Plan and the City of Racine is getting notice. The City was recently awarded nearly $900,000 in grant money to aid in cleaning up brownfield sites, riverfront redevelopment, and spurring economic development.

Veridian Homes named Gold Standard

Veridian Homes has received the gold standard award for 2016 for National Housing...

Happy Earth Day–let’s keep this ball rolling!

April 22, 1970 was the first Earth Day–a day of learning and action for our environment. Forty-five years later we’ve come a long way.

Jorian Giorno joins Vandewalle & Associates

Vandewalle & Associates is pleased to welcome Jorian Giorno as an Associate Planner.

Rifle, Colorado’s development and zoning plans arm the city to become a walkable community of choice

Rifle Colorado gets a favorable mention in a recent “On Common Grounds” post by Brad...

Waterloo ups funding commitment for TechWorks

Waterloo City Council members voted 6-0 Monday to amend the original development agreement for TechWorks by raising the city’s general obligation bond award from $12.75 million to $20.75 million.

Middleton cuts ribbon on new Terrace Avenue street and public pavilion

The City of Middleton held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its newly rebuilt Terrace Avenue. The year-long project included replacing aging street infrastructure, streetscaping and multi-modal enhancements. It also included adding a multi-purpose, solar-powered public pavilion.

V&A is pleased to announce the promotion of Marta Purdy to Senior Associate

V&A is pleased to announce the promotion of Marta Purdy to Senior Associate

Sturgeon Bay project supercommittee debates West Waterfront public space options

FROM THE GREEN BAY PRESS GAZETTE: A supercommittee for Sturgeon Bay’s West...