Not all landscape architects and civil engineers are cut from the same cloth; however, the methodologies employed by each when tackling design challenges tend to be somewhat consistent. When working in tandem, a team of landscape architects and civil engineers can draw on their inherent strengths to collectively create not only a workable, efficient plan, but a truly holistic and beautiful design.
Site design at SMMA advances the aspirations of our clients and responds to the needs and expectations of the surrounding communities. We achieve at the best possible result by applying the expertise and ingenuity of an integrated team of civil engineers, landscape architects, and planners, working in concert with our clients and stakeholders.
Diverse Sites, Singular Focus
Whether redevelopment or greenfield, urban or suburban, SMMA’s Site Design Group views each project as an opportunity to serve our clients and advance our ideals. The common thread in all of our work is a sense of stewardship—respect for existing natural conditions, and a desire to enhance the environment. We do this by studying the existing landscape and creatively addressing building placement, land and open-space use, circulation, and stormwater management. We create exceptional designs by tapping into our diverse experience across SMMA’s design studios and developing solid relationships with our clients.
Forging a Comprehensive Design
Site design synthesizes the planner’s overview, the landscape architect’s eye for detail, and the civil engineer’s grasp of man-made systems. The practical facets of site design are the environmental and programmatic requirements that any design organization must address, from parking counts and impermeable surface issues to stormwater management strategy and water quality. SMMA's Site Design Group is equally focused on the more nuanced, aesthetic facets of site design, celebrating the site's essence—its natural rhythms, views, resources, vegetation, and topography.