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We Are

Clients Trust Ascent


of our work is
sole sourced

Cities to Wilderness Mountains to Valleys
Desert to Coast

Our Doors Have
Been Open Since


People Together

and growing…

Completed Projects


Solve unprecedented challenges with
planning, design, science, and kindness

Ascent is an interdisciplinary collaborative, dedicated to advancing community vitality, climate action, environmental stewardship, and inclusive, equitable outcomes.

With offices in Berkeley, Irvine, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, and San Diego, our professionals have the expertise to help clients unravel complicated and unprecedented environmental and planning situations. We listen first to understand our clients’ needs, and apply our experience, creativity, enthusiasm, and credibility to collaboratively identify effective solutions.


We are inclusive, diverse collaborators who advance community and environmental stewardship.


Our ascent is powered by nurturing our people.


Care and Be Kind

We care deeply about the success of each other, our clients, and the communities we serve.

Innovate Openly

We solve unprecedented problems with creativity and innovation, then openly share our knowledge as thought leaders.

Practice DEI Principles

We welcome, uplift, and create a culture of inclusivity, make equitable and transparent decisions, and model inclusive behavior.

Be a Steward

We plan for resiliency of our communities, our environment, and our firm.

Go Beyond Convention

We go above and beyond in our commitment to create quality in substance and expression, serve others above self, and demonstrate integrity.


From the first day of the firm, we have believed in a people-first company; it is one of the main reasons we created Ascent. This translates to a relentless effort to help our people grow their careers, to support the welfare of the whole person not just the professional person, and to recognize that our people’s success defines the success of the firm.

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