Our holistic landscape planning and design approach integrates understanding of environmental processes with the practicalities of permitting and construction. Our adaptive, multidisciplinary team collaborates both inside and outside of our firm to create sustainable landscapes throughout the Pacific Northwest. We regenerate ecological function through our site planning and detail-oriented designs. We actively refine our expertise, learning from projects and partners and seeking out new tools and best available science.
Read about our specialties below, or see more projects in a selected portfolio of our landscape architecture projects.
Environmentally-minded Landscape Design
We develop low-impact, ecological and habitat-focused landscape designs and planting plans for parks, mixed-use developments, roadways, and trails. We are experienced with the design and installation of plans meeting LEED, SITES, Green Factor, and other sustainability-focused standards.
Wetlands, streams, and shorelines return to vigor with restoration and mitigation designs. Our landscape architects combine client and public feedback with expert opinions from our biologists and engineers to create parks and public spaces that integrate critical areas and enhance user experiences. We design amenities like trails and interpretive signage to connect users with nature.
The analytical power of GIS is an integral design resource to our planning projects. Our geodesign specialists are trained landscape architects and utilize spatial models and analyses to match land use suitability to each site’s landscape resources and characteristics. This design-with-nature approach provides planners, biologists, and clients a sensible solution in landscape reclamation and shoreline restoration and management.
Our shoreline designs balance the need to restore natural function as well as serve as an amenity for our clients, both public and private. We carefully shape the water's edge to provide natural shoreline stabilization as well as waterfront access. We collaborate with clients, engineers, architects and other landscape architects to create enduring project designs. Our team works closely with permitting agencies to ensure the approval and construction of the project.
Our interpretive signs draw from our ecological background and experience with low-impact design. Our talented artists produce a custom graphic language for each project, incorporating hand-drafted or computer-based illustration and design cartography to clearly convey complicated environmental topics to lay audiences.