Leaders in global design, engineering, and management consultancy for natural and built assets, Arcadis develops innovative solutions to create livable cities, in order to establish a people-centric future of mobility and transform industries. Arcadis needed videos made in a documentary style to showcase some of the great project work they were doing as part of their pro bono program: one is located in Louisville, Kentucky, and the other in Syracuse, New York.


We produced two project videos: one for Russell: A Place of Promise and the other for William A. Barry Park.

Russell: A Place of Promise, is a project focused on avoiding displacement of existing residents and leveraging new investments to build community wealth and ownership opportunities for them.

William A. Barry Park is a 15-acre city park located in Syracuse, with a single-story field house that, while functionally challenged, serves as a gathering place for youth and community programming. The project’s focus is reimagining the field house to better serve the community.

Russell: A Place of Promise

Our Role

Video Production

Video Shooting

Live Event Interviews

Stakeholder Interviews

Audio Engineering

Audio Scoring

William A. Barry Park

I partner with Magelssen Media for one simple reason: Nils is a fabulous storyteller. We’ve worked together for years, and he always brings my ideas to life in a way that far exceeds my original vision. Here’s a recent example: The other day I went to a meeting where the presenter showed two videos Magelssen produced with my team. The first was an emotionally compelling video about pro-bono work Arcadis is doing with Russell: A Place of Promise in Kentucky – for which Nils traveled to Louisville and interviewed everyone from people in the neighborhood to the mayor. The other was a series of videos in support of a client experience initiative, where he helped us transform a pretty flat roleplay concept into fun and engaging mockumentary-style videos. These two projects couldn’t have been more different, but our people can’t stop talking about either one of them. Nils’ passion is contagious, his work is masterful and he’s helped us elevate the way we tell the Arcadis story.

–Susan Mays, Jacobs