We're landscape architects and planners who serve senior living and healthcare leaders by helping them transform their communities from merely "looking attractive"  to becoming high-performance environments that actually enhance wellbeing for their residents, their families and the people who work there.


Our Creativity is Grounded in Practicality

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We use an integrated project delivery approach by

"owning the exterior"

Creating places where people delight to be - that's the motivation of our efforts. Planning that is targeted toward the needs and lifestyles of residents while collaborating with the operational team yields appropriate design solutions. We aim to enhance not only the aesthetics of outdoor spaces, but also the economics and functionality of the developed site.

Our Values fuel our efforts

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We have been creating memorable places for our clients across the country since 1982

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Our Associates are a skilled team of landscape architect professionals, with offices nationwide. 

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The Strengths We Leverage for You

  • Master Planning
    • Programming & Strategic Planning Charettes
    • Multi-disciplinary Planning & Design Collaboration
    • Blue Sky Concepts
  • Area Development - Shaping the Spaces Between the Buildings
    • The Arrival Sequence
    • Therapeutic Gardens & Evidence-Based Design
    • Outdoor Dining Venues
    • On-Site Food Production
  • LandEconics
    • Optimizing designs for long-term durability and cost savings
    • Data-driven solutions
  • Specialized Talent Partnering with Local Expertise - you get the best of both worlds!
    • We handle the design direction and details
    • Local Partners handle permitting and construction review for us.

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Company Background

Founded in 1982, we escaped the "site cosmetology" box, and began leading multi-disciplinary design teams - particularly in the parks & recreation areas. From there, we expanded into the realm of land use planning & entitlements for our clients who were actively developing Greenfield properties. We have always believed that our best efforts are spent on the practice of site planning and design - so that the plantings, hardscapes and amenities are not afterthoughts, but integral components of the whole.

Scott Girard joined the practice in 2005, after a storied career in and around Walt Disney Imagineering. His experiences there have shaped our understanding of the pivotal role that landscape architects can and should have in influencing your approach to exterior design and area development.

All of this past experience feeds nicely into our niche of specialization. We know and understand landscape architecture for Senior Living Communities. Designing for an older population base requires the integration of significant design considerations, for both individual and the community. Professional design input helps address these concerns from the beginning of a project, with a planned Senior Living Communities being an all-inclusive solution to housing and medical care.

We believe that there is no better proof than that of satisfied client testimonials. Reports from client research conducted during the past few years indicate that the three adjectives most often used to describe our firm are: Responsive, Creative and Collaborative. That certainly is consistent with our values, and resonates as true - that's who we are!