Pete is a Principal at Rundell Ernstberger Associates, co-managing the Louisville office. His professional experience includes planning and design for greenways, urban streetscapes, complete streets, site design, and a special emphasis on complex urban parks. Pete has experience in all aspects of project management, including site inventory and analysis, meetings and presentations, concept development, cost estimating, team coordination, construction documents, specifications, and construction administration.
He has served as project manager for many of REA’s noteworthy urban parks: Main Street Square in Rapid City, South Dakota; Circus Square Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky; and Campus Martius Park in Detroit, Michigan. Main Street Square, which opened in autumn 2011, is a one-acre town square on the site of a former parking lot. It is now a year-round destination featuring an ice skating rink, a farmer’s market, interactive fountains, a performance stage, and stonework that interprets the unique geomorphology of the region. Circus Square Park is a four-acre community gathering space on the Heritage Trail between downtown Bowling Green and the Barren River. Campus Martius Park opened in 2004 and has been praised as one of the best public squares in the United States and Canada and as one of the top ten urban parks in the United States by the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association.
Pete has significant experience in pedestrian and bicycle transportation planning and design projects. He was involved in the multi-phase McKinley Avenue Safety Improvements at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, which transformed a busy, uninviting street on campus into a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly boulevard. More recently, he served as project manager for Indian Creek Trail in Corydon, Indiana, overseeing design and construction documents for a 2.5 mile trail through rugged topography in his hometown. He is currently preparing construction plans for the Olmsted Parkways Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements in Louisville, Kentucky, where bicycle lanes and a continuous shared-use path will be added to eight miles of historic Olmsted Parkways.
At present, Pete is overseeing construction for the new IU Medical School Campus in Evansville, Indiana and the design for Sunrise Pump Station. Additionally, he is preparing design plans for 24 city blocks of cycle track and multi-modal paths along North Main Street and Virginia Street in Evansville as part of the Jacobsville Complete Streets project.