Site Landscape Design

Landscape Architecture

Addressing Today’s Complex Design Challenges

We design engaging, accessible and resilient projects that are timely and contextually appropriate — unique spaces as an inextricable part of the whole.

From Rooftop Parks to Campus Plans

Our planning and design work spans a diversity of scales, from a rooftop park as an important respite from urban life to a campus framework plan that facilitates chance encounters and opportunities for outdoor, cross-discipline interaction.

With Integrated Solutions Across Industries

Our urban design, planning and landscape architecture team members collaborate to solve our client’s most pressing challenges across all market sectors, from civic, transportation and water to health, education, science and advanced technology.

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Kaia Nesbitt
Urban Design, Planning & Landscape Architecture Director
Kaia Nesbitt

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Jeff Fahs
Director, Landscape Architecture
Jeff Fahs, HDR

Our Work in Action

In translational health environments, staff must have access to places of respite that allow time to disconnect from the often overwhelming, yet critical, jobs of delivering care and conducting research; and patients need places and spaces to leave the clinical environment behind and connect to nature in order to heal. 

Landscape architecture offers an important opportunity to support the health and well-being of all users by establishing natural and relaxing places within healthcare environments that balance with clinical elements and support wayfinding elements that improve the human experience.  

photo of gardens at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Our Approach

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Survey and Analysis

Our teams conduct surveys and analyses to inform site selection, understand traffic patterns and existing infrastructure, improve economic planning and value engineering, and determine site-appropriate solutions. We assure the best opportunities are discovered that satisfy functional requirements, celebrate an institution’s culture and context, and guide investment decisions to fulfill the client’s vision for the long term.

Aerial Site Plan

Our planning services include urban and community planning, land use planning, environmental planning, transportation and parking planning, master planning, and campus planning. We use a multifaceted and data-informed approach that considers how connectivity reaches beyond physical adjacencies and distances to impact spatial, social and institutional linkages.

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Our integrated and holistic approach uses creative placemaking strategies to combine the functional needs of space with unique and meaningful landscape design interventions that artfully embed a “story” into amenities and infrastructure. Woven throughout are intentional green infrastructure strategies to protect and restore natural systems while facilitating societal benefit.

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Project Delivery

We have broad experience in traditional and alternative methods of project delivery. From design-bid-build, to design-build-finance-maintain (DBFM) procurement models, to integrated project delivery (IPD), we understand that design is not complete until the project is built. Within these guardrails, we provide leadership in public involvement, permitting and entitlement services, program management, construction documentation and administration. We are able to weave design thinking throughout these varied forms of project implementation, which is critical to achieving a forward-thinking, successful project.

Landscape Architecture Studio Leaders

Jon Brooke
Landscape Architecture Studio Lead
Robert Bryant
Principal Landscape Architect
Jen Cross
Landscape Architecture Studio Lead
Trey Heaton
Education & Science Principal
Anthony Mazzeo
Landscape Architecture Studio Lead

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