Landscape Architecture and Land Planning

Sustainable Design

As landscape Architects we assess the environmental conditions of a natural resource and develop proposal for the preservation and mitigation of environmental factors.  Management of human consumption includes controlling the effects of humans on energy, water, and food.  We strive to help lead the direction in sustainability and continue to work on LEED certified projects including, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center – Twin Falls, Idaho and U.S. Air Force Family Housing projects at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, Nevada and Keesler AFB, Mississippi.




St. Luke's Twin Falls Roof Gardens



Sustainable Design:

In ecology, the word sustainable describes how biological systems remain diverse and productive over time. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems. For humans, sustainability is the potential for long-term maintenance of well-being, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions.   The underlying driver of direct human impacts on the environment is human consumption. Key resource categories relating to human needs are food, energy, materials and water (Wikipedia 2011).


Environmental Design:

Examples of the environmental design process include use of roadway noise computer models in design of noise barriers and use of roadway air dispersion models in analyzing and designing urban highways. Designers consciously working within this more recent framework of philosophy and practice seek a blending of nature and technology, regarding ecology as the basis for design. Some believe that strategies of conservation, stewardship, and regeneration can be applied at all levels of scale from the individual building to the community, with benefit to the human individual and local and planetary ecosystems (Wikipedia 2011).





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