WSP’s experience in the residential sector ranges from single family homes to the planning of entire neighborhoods.  We help developers, architects, home builders, government and municipal authorities, and property managers deliver successful and profitable residential developments and their associated infrastructure. 

Our experience in the residential sector encompasses private housing and apartments, student accommodation, and urban communities.

When working on a residential project we strive to create spaces that improve quality of life for communities and individuals, but also deliver value to our clients through a good return on investment and brand recognition, and increase the appeal of towns and cities through the creation of thriving neighbourhoods. We design residential buildings with the long-term view so they are able to adapt to future needs. 


100 Van Ness, © Bruce Damonte

Support Throughout the Residential Development Process

We support our clients at every stage of the development process. We steer residential schemes smoothly through the complex planning process thanks to our knowledge of national and local planning laws and sustainability regulations as well as our specialist skills in public consultation and stakeholder engagement. We also help clients to overcome land shortages, maximize the potential of developable land and minimize risk while creating desirable homes.

Engineering 432 Park Avenue

432 park avenue

From Retrofit to High-Rise

Our projects include major city regeneration schemes, iconic high-rise developments, new sustainable towns, and retrofits of existing homes.

We have also worked on a number of luxury residential tall towers such as Rafael Viñoly’s 432 Park Avenue in New York, the tallest residential building in the world, for which we provided both structural and buildings systems engineering; OneEleven in Chicago, which required innovative adaptation of a partially finished structure; and the Four Seasons Private Residences at One Dalton in Boston.  


OneEleven, © Steve Hall/Hedrich Blessing

Covering All Areas of Residential Planning and Design

We provide multi-disciplinary expertise in all areas of residential planning, design, and construction, including building engineering, city planning, economics, community engagement, site investigations, environmental consultancy, water management, sustainable transport solutions, and infrastructure planning.

As experienced consultants in transport and infrastructure planning, design and delivery, we know how to create viable and popular developments where the number of housing units is balanced by the benefits of good accessibility, public transport links, and attractive landscaping incorporating green space and water management features.

As champions of the integrated design process, we are adept at leading entire design teams to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency, working in close cooperation with our clients from start to finish.