we are impacted by seasons, shade, shadow, and sunlight.
built to embrace + evolve with nature's influence
"LID strategies are emphasized throughout the design. More than one-half mile of streets were reconfigured to capture stormwater runoff in curbside bio-filtration basins, permeable parking bays, and in underground cells."
"We designed the site to support multiple habitats, showing that each has a specific identity represented through native plant ecologies. The result is a guide for the growth of sustainable design in the built environment."
"Benefits of urban forests are numerous - climate moderation, improved air quality, flooding
mitigation, and increased property value. Implementation of this plan over time will set a new standard for the advancement of urban forests in academic settings."
rooted in a deep respect for people and for the planet
WE DESIGN FOR PEOPLE
freed from categorical restrains, ideas are limitless
"Given the historic significance of this project and the future economic impact it will have, we created a set of guidelines for development and tools the Zoo can use for making smarter, more insightful decisions."
"‘Full Circle’ provided a vision for two cities, one park, and one river - a narrative that continues to resonate today. We see this as an opportunity to tell a much broader story and activate an entire region."
"Bringing an educational component to public open spaces, especially in an urban setting, adds an entirely new dimension to discovery - to understand a place is to appreciate all that it has to offer."
we've been called landscape architects, urban designers, planners, + horticulturalists
WE PREFER TO THINK OUTSIDE THOSE BOXES
our office serves as a model for sustainable living
"Whether a master plan for an entire parks system or a city pocket park, every effort is made to reflect the values of the community that it is designed to serve - from public engagement down to the finite details."
"The type and frequency of economic growth that we achieved is typically unheard of during an initial revitalization period. The improvements made to the corridor truly catalyzed change and established a new precedent for development"
"Here you have more than 20 people who truly personify ‘Living Design.’ From design to operations, we practice the very core of sustainability, and our campus is a living laboratory - a message that transcends all boundaries."
natural beauty recharges us, inspires us, stirs us
GREAT DESIGN CHANGES COMMUNITIES FOR THE BETTER
we design to restore the powerful connections between human + nature
"To physically represent an institution’s mission in the landscape brings those values to reality. In healthcare, to personify peace and tranquility is to personally connect with patients and their families."
"A fundamental challenge we had to address - ‘how do we enhance the patient experience outside the hospital walls?’ Offering patients, their families and staff access to the outdoors brings and added dimension to the healing process."
"How can a space compel one to embrace a moment? To stop and ponder, to see beyond the present, and forget tomorrow if only for a second."