CRANSTON has been leveraging its diverse civil and structural engineering, landscape architecture, planning, and surveying expertise for more than half a century to make communities across the heart of the Southeast safer, healthier, more accessible, better connected, resilient, sustainable, fun, and prosperous.

Over the years, the firm has built a successful legacy as a trusted partner in leading collaborative, transformative change and guiding its project partners and communities through even the most complex infrastructure challenges.
Every day, CRANSTON empowers communities to thrive.

The CRANSTON team shares a wealth of experience – from planning new residential communities, maintaining historic canal systems and dams, and designing sustainable parks and other recreational infrastructure, to serving municipalities, improving educational systems, expanding hospital facilities, and upgrading roads and bridges – with its project partners and the communities it serves.

It’s a collective experience that allows the team to collaborate confidently with the firm’s project partners – partners who share CRANSTON’s community-driven mission – to design infrastructure solutions with a level of collaborative excellence that combines creativity, innovation, sustainability, and integrity.

CRANSTON grew out of a merger in 1967 between Baldwin Engineering Company and Cranston Associates. The combined firm, headed by CRANSTON founder Craig Cranston, became Baldwin & Cranston Associates and, eventually, CRANSTON.

CRANSTON now serves its project partners and communities from full-service offices in Augusta, Ga., SC Midlands, Charleston, S.C., and Hilton Head, S.C.

Our Mission

We empower communities to thrive.
Here’s what that means. We’re committed to the following:
  • Leveraging our civil and structural engineering, landscape architecture, planning, and surveying expertise, ignited by a legacy of passion, diverse experience, and Integrity, to transform the communities we serve and empower them to thrive.
  • Making our communities safer and healthier, as well as more accessible, better connected, resilient, sustainable, fun, and prosperous; solving their infrastructure problems and improving their quality of life.
  • Creating opportunities for CRANSTON team members to: contribute significantly to challenging projects; collaborate with others; innovate; and grow professionally, in line with the growth and success of the firm.

Core Values

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Our success depends first on the success of our team members – their expertise, experience, diversity of ideas, creativity, diligence, professional growth, collaborative spirit, and job satisfaction. Our goal is to fuel their passions – to give them opportunities to engage – in challenging work, in continuing education, and in the communities we serve.

We work hard to take care of our team.


Trust means everything to us, and we strive to earn it with our employees, project partners, and the communities we have served for more than half a century through honesty, respect, fairness, and transparency.

We strive to do the right thing. Always.

Project partners

We work hard to cultivate strong, long-term relationships with our clients, contractors, and other project partners. We serve as trusted technical advisers, working with them to meet their expectations and lead communities through complex, transformative change.

We cultivate long-term relationships that share our community-driven mission.


We recognize that the services we provide ultimately ensure the safety, health, and well-being of our communities. Our mission, then, is to empower them to thrive.

We help, in everything we do, to make our communities better.

Collaborative excellence

Our project partners come to us with some of their most complex technical challenges, seeking our technical leadership, experience, and innovative solutions. Collaboration allows us to leverage our diversity of expertise and experience to achieve technical excellence.

We achieve technical excellence through creative collaboration.


We place a high value on fostering strong financial and environmental stewardship – within our firm, with our project partners, and on behalf of the communities we serve. That means carefully managing revenue and expenses in ways that support future development and growth. It also means striving to minimize the impact of our work on the environment and society.

We foster financial and environmental stewardship.


The CRANSTON team is committed to making our communities safer and healthier, as well as more accessible, resilient, fun, and prosperous. And we engineer it all with technical expertise, imaginative vision, and integrity.

At the core of our commitment is our passionate team of talented civil and structural engineers, landscape architects, planners, surveyors, and other creative professionals, all motivated by transformative projects, collaborative excellence, an entrepreneurial spirit, career growth opportunities, and the ability to make a significant impact on the communities we serve.