Studio Cascade is an award-winning, community planning and design firm experienced in multiple facets of public and private sector planning. Clients typically hire us to assist with:

  • Comprehensive planning
  • Public participation strategies
  • Development regulations
  • Shoreline regulations
  • Master planning
  • Urban design
  • Planning administration
  • Corridor/”Main Street” planning
  • Parks and open space planning
  • Environmental review and assessment

For more about Studio Cascade, including key staff, work we've led and a partial listing of awards we've won, browse our Team and Projects pages.  



cultural district plan, Council Bluffs Iowa




We’re planners because we’re passionate about livable, successful communities. It’s the energy that fuels our approach to each and every project we undertake – as demonstrated in our work, and in the number of happy, repeat clients we serve. Marketing may be a fact of life, but we think being excited about our work is the best “best form of advertising.”

But we're also mindful that quality plans always suit the client – matching needs, objectives, and resources. Simply put, we believe in plans that are clear and actionable, guiding available resources to realize objectives.



comprehensive plan, Hot Springs, ARkansas



Exciting News!

We are thrilled to announce that the Studio Cascade team joined SCJ Alliance effective July 1st.

Our two firms have a strong foundation of shared values...including being client-centered, treasuring our employees, providing exceptional service, and taking pride in quality work. 

SCJ is a consulting company headquartered in Lacey, with about 90 employees spread across seven offices including Seattle, Ballard, Centralia, and Wenatchee, WA, as well as Boulder, CO. 

SCJ specializes in transportation planning and design, civil engineering, environmental and urban planning, landscape architecture and design, and public outreach, providing multidisciplinary collaboration in service to our clients.

Our offices will continue to be at the same location, 429 E Sprague Avenue in Spokane. There are no plans to move and our phone number remains 509.835.3770.

I am excited about the expanded opportunities this provides for both you and Studio Cascade. Please let me know if you have any questions.

William Grimes, AICP
Studio Cascade Founder