TSW‘s Landscape Architecture Studios’ ideas are rooted in people, place, and the environment. These are the essential ingredients of every project’s unique story. We are creative, interactive, and iterative, collaborating across disciplines to develop ideas that embrace the culture, sense of place, and needs of the community. Our process begins with listening to understand stakeholder needs, motivations, and relationship with the place. We develop ideas through the lens of the user, improving the human experience by providing balanced, empathetic, and community-based solutions.
Our work stems from the idea that design grows from the community, a sense of place, and way of life. The landscape is more than a collection of plants and hardscape, it is the canvas that connects people, resources, and the environment blurring the lines between building and place. As master planners and designers, we look beyond the boundaries of the site, striving to understand the bigger issues that may inform our work. As placemakers, we build on the past, embrace today’s challenges, and design for flexibility in the future.
As landscape architects, we are sensitive to the environment, understanding the land and context to maximize sustainability and reduce the environmental impacts caused by development. We work with natural systems and the land minimizing infrastructure, maximizing comfort, and reducing short-term and long-term project costs. We design high-performance landscapes that reduce waste, reuse resources, save water, and minimize the project’s carbon footprint.