With headquarters in Atlanta TSW Planners, Architects, Landscape Architects is a full-service planning, architecture, and landscape architecture firm comprised of talented professionals who work collaboratively to provide our clients with extraordinary designs for communities, buildings, and green spaces.  With approximately 45 full-time employees in our Atlanta headquarters and additional offices in Tulsa, OK and Chattanooga, TN, our small size allows our principals to be hands-on in every aspect of a project and enables more multidisciplinary collaboration.

Atlanta is a city that has undergone significant growth and development over the past few decades. With this growth, there has been an increasing focus on planning and landscape architecture to ensure that the city remains sustainable, livable, and attractive to residents and visitors alike.

One notable example of planning in Atlanta is the BeltLine, a former railway corridor that has been transformed into a 22-mile trail loop that connects neighborhoods throughout the city. The BeltLine project was first proposed in the early 2000s, and since then has become a centerpiece of the city’s planning efforts. In addition to the trail itself, the BeltLine includes parks, public art, and transit options such as streetcar lines. The project has helped to revitalize neighborhoods and spur economic development in previously neglected areas of the city.

Landscape architecture has also played an important role in shaping Atlanta’s urban environment. One notable project is the Atlanta Botanical Garden, which features 30 acres of gardens, including a tropical rainforest conservatory, a rose garden, and a Japanese garden. The garden also includes a LEED-certified visitor center that features sustainable design elements such as green roofs and rainwater harvesting.

Another notable landscape architecture project in Atlanta is Piedmont Park, which includes a playground, picnic areas, and trails for hiking and biking. The park was originally designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed New York City’s Central Park.

In recent years, there has been a growing focus on sustainable design in both planning and landscape architecture in Atlanta. The city has implemented a number of initiatives to promote sustainable development, including the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, which aims to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings by 20% by 2020. The city has also implemented green infrastructure projects such as rain gardens and bioswales to manage stormwater runoff.

Overall, planning and landscape architecture have played important roles in shaping Atlanta’s growth and development. With a continued focus on sustainability and livability, Atlanta is well-positioned to continue to grow and thrive in the years to come.