Everyday, we build bridges in America that are designed to last 60 to 75 years. But most of these bridges look very much the same, sometimes overly imposing but plain at best. Consider, however, 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 (CDR). We know how challenging it can be to get the community excited about roadway and bridge projects even if they will be regularly and intimately interacting with these structures. 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 on the community’s vision and aspirations for the future.
We help you get rid of those large, monotonous structures and get the community engaged around your projects through the use of contextually relevant, high-quality aesthetics. This new chapter in transportation design history will inspire future generations by telling the story of your community, city or state (remove extra space) through visually engaging infrastructure design.
CDR’s mission is to inspire the communities across the nation by changing how they view, experience and interact with infrastructure. We have devoted our work to telling those untold stories to those who care to learn about it … and when told in the language of aesthetics, most will listen whether or not they realize it!
The Founders Story
Steven Weitzman is an American public artist and designer known for his figurative sculptures, public artwork, and aesthetic designs for roadway and bridge infrastructure projects.
After teaching himself to sculpt clay and carve wood, Weitzman began receiving commissions for his work from city governments and municipalities across the United States. In 1998, Weitzman created 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’ roadway and bridge projects with aesthetic designs.
We bridge aesthetics & storytelling to inspire communities.
At CDR, we know that getting the community excited about your roadway and bridge projects can be a daunting task before even adding aesthetics to the conversation. From experience, however, we find that integrating the community’s histories, visions, values and aspirations into these projects brings significant pride to your city and will inspire and resonate with future generations for years come.
Modularity matters & saves you money.
CDR’s modular designs allow our clients to reconfigure a handful of patterns into endless combinations to create miles of unique designs that can be reused in different ways across multiple projects.
Our Vision for the Future
In addition to designing roadways, bridges, pedestrian facilities and corridor studies 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, save money and even help save the environment.
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.