Thomas & Hutton has provided engineering services for Kiawah Resort Associates for more than 30 years. Kiawah Island is a 10,000-acre mixed-use development of resort facilities with golf courses, tennis courts, beaches, convention centers, hotels, and shopping centers. Approximately 50 miles of roads, sewer, and water services have been provided for over 3,000 dwelling units. The infrastructure at Kiawah has been designed with minimal impact to the environment. Thomas & Hutton designed the potable water supply and distribution systems, wastewater collection, treatment and effluent disposal systems, streets and roads, storm drainage system, vehicular, pedestrian and golf cart bridges, erosion control system, and a variety of boating facilities.
Thomas & Hutton designed an integrated trail system (including trailway timber bridges) along Blue Heron Pond that connects The Preserve’s open green spaces and parks. Rhetts Bluff River Landing has a community boat ramp and landing, community sheltered pavilion, restroom facilities, and parking. Parking lots in The Preserve and at Rhetts Bluff have sandshell compacted pervious surfaces with timber designated parking areas. Mingo Point is another communal park area with a large, outdoor pavilion, barbecue pit, restroom facilities, and paved parking area.