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Ober's Mallard Island

Endangered History Preserving Landscapes

Mount Lebanon Waterworks

Mount Lebanon Shaker Village National Historic Landmark HALS

Smokey Hollow Community HALS

Doc White's Yard

Village of Chimayo HALS


Edison Banyan

Edison Winter Estate

Edison Moonlight Garden

Horticultural Gem of Florida

Koreshan Unity Settlement

Henry Nehrling Biography

Florida Native Plant Society Award

Naida Memorial Garden

Beach Cottage Rehabilition

New Mexico State Tourist Information Center

Pelican Bay Estate

Pelican Marsh Estate

Painterly Landscapes & Romantic Places: The Art of Cultural Landscape Planning, Design, and Construction

"Of the principles which guided great Renaissance garden-makers it is not so easy to speak, for it was in poetry, in imagination that they reigned supreme, and inspiration is a breath of the muses which may not be brought within the rules of art.

"Their first thought was the aesthetic impression upon the individual, for sentiment and emotion, for intellectual suggestion, for chords struck upon those vague, nebulous, spectral feelings which ever tremble upon the threshold of consciousness. To them the garden seemed only half the problem, the other half was that blundering ghost-haunted miracle, the human mind.

"Thus they learnt the value of striking contrast; sudden and thrilling surprise; close confinement as a prelude to boundless freedom; scorching sun as prelude to welcome shade or cooling river; even ugliness set for a foil to enchanting beauty, as a discord is used in music, as lowered tone of landscape brings out the fires of sunset or primrose light of dawn.

"Their work, like that of all great artists, is full of mystery, of haunting beauty, of magic which all must feel but few can understand."


We provide the leadership, support, and advocacy for preservation, stewardship, protection, interpretation, and management of heritage landscapes through scholarly research, science, effective management, land planning, landscape design, and conservation development.

What we sell is the possibility, and we are people capable of bringing that vision to fruition.




Historic Preservation

Land Planning

Landscape Design

Conservation Development

Treatment planning and design is fundamentally important to ensure that the values of both natural and cultural resources are preserved. Conservation Development, also known as preservation treatment, combines sustainable development with protection and enhancement of natural and cultural resources with sensitivity to history and harmony with nature.

Coastal Dune Restoration
Condition Assessment and Delineation
Construction Administration
Construction Drawings
Construction Technical Specifications
Cultural Landscape Report
Design Guidelines
Evaluation and Documentation
Federal and State Consultation
Historic American Landscapes Survey
Historical/Archival Research
Landscape Master Planning
Land Use and Spatial Studies
Management Plan
Master Planning
Open Space Planning
Pedestrian Circulation Studies
Photo Simulation
Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, Reconstruction
Public Outreach, Education Display and Exhibit
Riparian Studies
Recreational Trail Planning and Design
Resource Management
Schematic Design
Section 106, Section 110, Section 4(f) and NEPA (EA/EIS)
SHPO Coordination
Site Design
Treatment Recommendations
Visual and Spatial Analysis