We are dedicated to making the places we live better. Whether that is by developing plans for walkable communities with parks and open space integrated in the neighborhood plan, or through open space and recreation plans that serve the entire community. Planting design is a true art, it is dynamic from season to season and year to year. We consider the four seasons when selecting plant material and specify plant material based on what it will look like ten minutes, and ten years, after planting.
Over the last century our urban world has focused more and more on the automobile and efficient use of public spaces. This focus in many places has resulted in plazas, urban parks and corridors that don’t feel safe or inviting to the pedestrian or individual user. Placing people at the center of our focus on urban design projects is critical in developing vibrant public spaces that are inviting to users. Without people, cities and urban centers lack a spirit and vitality that are critical to creating a much-loved urban space.
We are “parks people” at SCJ Alliance. Parks provide an escape from day-to-day activities for children and adults alike. Our landscape architects work closely with our clients to develop parks and natural recreation opportunities that are responsive to the users, site sensitive and budget responsive.
Our engineers and landscape architects are passionate about trails. Whether it is a hard surface urban trail system or a back country network of hiking trails, we understand the importance of connectivity within a community that extends beyond a system of roads. Whether connecting homes to schools and parks, or people with the natural world, trails are crucial to the well-being of a community and its citizenry.
We develop creative and unique landscape plans that enhance a user’s sense of enjoyment and experience, as well as meet budget and code requirements. Whether a commercial, civic or residential landscape, we’ll craft a solution that creatively integrates your project with the surrounding environment and brings your vision to life.
We put ourselves in the students’ shoes when designing for schools, and we aim to create spaces where they feel not only welcome, but inspired. Our designs incorporate pockets of explorable landscape areas, allowing students to engage in outdoor classroom activities and interact with the landscape. Landscape architecture services for schools and universities include everything from irrigation design to playgrounds and ball fields. We strive to encourage students’ appreciation, enjoyment and care for the natural world around them.