Land Development

Summit’s Land Development department has extensive experience with projects and clients across the mid-Atlantic region. We bring an entrepreneurial spirit to each project we undertake and adhere to proven processes and established timelines. Throughout the life of the project, we remain your advocate and creative partner, reaching innovative solutions to address difficult site constraints or challenging municipal requirements.

Tell us your business goals, and we will design the most attractive, yet efficient, economical and functional project imaginable to meet those goals.


Ariel Gamboa, PE, is Land Development Manager for the Hillsborough, Raleigh and Durham offices. He is responsible for the day-to-day management, business development, staff, budgets and design performance to meet the goals and objectives of our clients.

Ariel is a civil/structural engineer with over 18 years of professional experience in civil site design and construction. He has established credibility and strong relationships with our clients through his technical design capabilities in land development projects, hydraulic modeling of stormwater systems, environmental principles and strong awareness of customer expectations emphasizing creativity and quality.



Ariel Gamboa, PE
Land Development Manager
Hillsborough Office: 919.732.3883

Project Spotlight

Discovery Charter School

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Discovery Charter School is a STEM based middle school with 500 students and 35 staff members in Durham County, N.C. The new school will consist of four classroom buildings that are 10,500 square feet each, and one 12,000 square-foot gymnasium connected by a large network of sidewalks. This 49 acre site will also hold a soccer field, 78 parking spaces and 15 bike racks. There is no public water or sewer in the area, so there will also be a six acre septic system installed on the property. Summit is providing civil/site design and permitting services, surveying and construction materials testing.