Kevin Osburn

Kevin is the Managing Principal at REA, with over 25 years of experience, leading the firm’s most complex urban planning and design projects involving mixed-use developments, community revitalization, public open spaces, multimodal streetscapes, green infrastructure, and community parks. He has extensive experience leading multidisciplinary teams, facilitating community engagement, and developing innovative placemaking strategies.

Kevin has led the firm’s design efforts on pedestrian-focused urban design, multi-modal transportation, and sustainable site design projects. He served as principal in charge of site design for the Nature Conservancy Headquarters (a LEED Platinum Certified project), the Glick Peace Walk, and the Julia M. Carson Transit Center in downtown Indianapolis. He also served as principal-in-charge of pedestrian and bicycle plans for Columbus, IN, Brownsburg, IN, Purdue University, Indiana University, and Ball State University. His past work includes several multimodal complete street projects in Muncie, Richmond, and Evansville, IN.

Most notably, he served as principal-in-charge of design for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the country’s premier urban bikeway, which has had a transformative impact on the quality of life and economic development of downtown Indianapolis. Featuring an innovative eight-mile urban greenway including bicycle and pedestrian pathways, public art, custom lighting and signage, and green infrastructure features that are integrated into the urban infrastructure of downtown Indianapolis, the project has garnered international recognition as a model for 21st-century urban sustainable transportation and infrastructure design.

Kevin has served as project manager and lead designer for institutional, municipal, not-for-profit, and corporate clients. His campus planning and design work includes work at Ball State University, Indiana State University, Purdue University, Indiana University, and the University of Notre Dame. Kevin completed the master plan and oversaw construction documentation for the renovation of the historic Ball Nurses’ Garden and Convalescent Park on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, an Olmsted Brothers design listed on the national register of historic places.

His recreation planning and design projects include the Tarkington Park and the Monon Rail~Trail in Indianapolis, the Maple City Greenway in Goshen, Indiana, and Dillon Park in Noblesville, Indiana. His urban design work includes PNC Plaza in Indianapolis, the 38th Street/Maple Road Streetscape Enhancements in Indianapolis and Kirkwood Avenue Streetscape in downtown Bloomington, Indiana. He served as lead urban designer for the Strategic Downtown Action Plans for Indianapolis and Evansville, IN.

Kevin’s current projects include Switchyard Park in Bloomington, Indiana, transforming an abandoned former railyard into a signature, destination urban park that catalyzes revitalization and community development; Richmond, Indiana’s Stellar Community project, a comprehensive community development project involving multimodal streets, a destination downtown park, and neighborhood housing revitalization funded by a State of Indiana multi-agency partnership; the Unity Walk, a multimodal pathway and gateway transportation corridor linking the campuses of St. Mary’s College, Holy Cross College, and the University of Notre Dame to the Memorial Hospital campus in downtown South Bend, Indiana; and the City-County Building Plaza, a new civic gathering space at the heart of the Market East District in downtown Indianapolis.