Everyday, we build bridges in America that are designed to last 60 to 75 years. But most bridges look very much the same: plain, monotonous and sometimes overbearing. But consider this food for thought: each and every city has its own unique history – its own story. Why not add a piece of this story into your structures?
This is exactly what we do at Creative Design Resolutions. We believe it’s hard to get the community excited about roadway and bridge projects, even if they benefit them along with the greater community. This is why incorporating aesthetics into bridges, highways, and pedestrian facilities is so important – because it reflects not only the history of the place, but also community vision and aspirations for the future.
We help you get rid of those large, imposing structures and get the community excited about your development projects using contextually relevant, high-quality aesthetics. Start writing a new chapter and inspire future generations by telling the visually engaging story of your community, city or state through transportation infrastructure design.
Our mission is to inspire the communities across this nation by changing how they view, experience and interact with infrastructure. We have devoted each day of our lives to whispering those untold stories to the ears who care to listen… and with aesthetics, most will listen!
The Founders Story
Steven Weitzman is an American public artist and designer known for his figurative sculptures, murals, and aesthetic designs for highway and bridge infrastructure projects.
After teaching himself to sculpt and carve wood, Weitzman begin a career as a sculptor on an on-commission basis for local governments and civic groups across the United States. In 1998, Weitzman created Creative Design Resolutions (CDR) to focus solely on highway and transportation projects.
Believe it or not, this is our mission.
To help cities across the nation tell their unique story by enhancing and beautifying their communities with aesthetics design for roadway and bridge projects.
We bridge aesthetics + storytelling to inspire communities.
At CDR, we know that it’s can be a taunting task to get the community excited about roadway and bridge projects without adding aesthetics to the conversation. But more importantly, when you integrate your history, your vision, values and aspirations for the future, you’re not just building another road, bridge, or sidewalk. Instead, you’re actually writing a new chapter in your city’s history to inspire future generations to come.
Modularity matters & saves you money.
CDR’s modular designs allow our clients to reconfigure multiple design patterns into an infinite number of combinations to create miles of unique designs across multiple infrastructure projects.
Our Vision for the Future
In addition to designing bridges, highways, pedestrian facilities and urban streetscapes that are safe and functional, we’re looking ahead. Smart roads and cities are the future – that is why we are seeking partners to create energy-generating highways using Piezo electricity, Solar and Wind technologies. Smart infrastructure will help cities become more efficient and save money.
CDR specializes in aesthetic treatments and designs for bridges, highways and pedestrian facilities. For each highway or urban environment project or master plan, we develop context-sensitive design options that are appropriate for the specific project.
As an essential part of our process, we produce accurate drive-throughs, 3D computer modeling, specifications, plan sheets and narratives that show the stakeholders what the project will look like once constructed.
- We develop aesthetic master plans and corridor studies
- We create 3D models, animations & AutoCAD plan sheets
- We consult during all phases of highway and bridge projects
- We provide specifications & estimates
2019: The Southgate Virginia Tech bridge was awarded the 2019 Engineering Excellence Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
2015: The La Cholla Bridge project was awarded The Public Works Project of the Year for Transportation Projects under $20M
2015: The La Cholla Bridge project was recognized for partnering excellence by the Associated General Contractors
2012: Great Map of Colorado called “Crowning Achievement“ by History Colorado Center Architect, David Tryba
2010: The US-77 Bridge over I-35 in Norman, Oklahoma was named the “Highest Quality Bridge Structure in the State“ and was given the 2010 Pharaoh Award
2008: Heritage Bridge received Pharaoh Award representing the best single bridge constructed in 2008 in the State of Oklahoma
2006: The PCI (Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute) awarded Maryland Rte. 216 Sound Barrier walls – “Best Custom Design Award“ for 2006
Weitzman is most notably known for the Frederick Douglass sculpture installed in the United States Capitol in 2012; the 1,600 square foot concrete terrazzo mural, ‘The Belvedere’ installed at National Harbor in Maryland, the bronze statue of DC’s beloved ‘Mayor for Life’ Marion S. Barry Jr. installed outside of the John A. Wilson building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.