Landscape Architecture

Shaping Our Built Environment to Enhance Quality of Life

A well-designed outdoor space is sustainable, aesthetically pleasing and accessible to everyone. From parks and residential and commercial developments to transportation infrastructure and urban design, landscape architecture plays a key role in shaping our built environment.

At Benesch, our landscape architects and engineers work together to marry function and beauty to fit specific local needs. We thoughtfully consider everything from plantings and hardscape design to social and environmental factors to create places that are easily maintained and operated while providing long-term social, economic and environmental value.

Enhancing Aesthetics Across All Markets

Whether you are looking to foster community on a college campus, support a healing healthcare environment or stretch the limits of an outdoor space, Benesch has the technical ability and experience to accomplish every goal.

Outdoor spaces play a unique role in the education experience by improving quality of life for students and staff while helping connect the campus to the greater community. From public schools and universities to private institutions, Benesch has extensive experience creating outdoor spaces that enhance these learning environments.

Supporting healing and health can start before patients even walk in the door. Our experienced landscape architects are able to create outdoor spaces that promote patient safety, operational efficiency and sustainability.

By applying their knowledge of natural and cultural systems, aesthetics, and sustainability, our team is able to create functional and beautiful outdoor environments that enhance the quality of life. From small-scale urban solutions to large-scale planning initiatives, our team has the expertise to meet your goals and bring your vision to life.

Whether it’s a serene urban park, dynamic playground or multi-functional sports complex, we are experts at creating outdoor spaces that inspire, connect and enrich communities. Our holistic approach ensures that every project we design not only captivates the eye but also harmonizes with its natural surroundings.

From concept to completion, our services encompass planning, design and project management, guaranteeing that each project is realized efficiently and to the highest standards.

Our team of landscape architects understands the intricate balance between infrastructure and the environment. By prioritizing safety, accessibility and environmental sustainability, our work not only meets the immediate needs of travelers but also contributes to the long-term vitality of the communities it serves. Whether it’s highway beautification, urban transit hubs or greenway development, we excel at creating transportation corridors that facilitate efficient movement and enrich the surrounding landscape.

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Our Approach

From small single-site projects to countywide, large-scale master plans, we start by helping you define your vision and goals for the space. Through active engagement with stakeholders, including local communities, government agencies and project partners, we ensure that the design process is collaborative, inclusive and responsive to diverse perspectives.

From there, our experienced staff balance that vision with the limits of your schedule and budget. Recognizing the importance of gathering and analyzing data to inform our work, our team utilizes advanced technology and data-driven methodologies to assess site-specific factors. This process ensures that our designs are not only aesthetically pleasing but also ecologically sound and sustainable.

By integrating data-driven insights, comprehensive site analysis, and meaningful stakeholder engagement into our approach, we deliver landscape architecture solutions that not only meet but exceed the expectations of our clients and the communities we serve.

Visualizing Your Project

Using industry-leading programs, we develop detailed visualizations to illustrate your space. These visuals will not only bring life to your vision, but also help you earn buy-in from community members and stakeholders, and even pursue grant funding opportunities.

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Form Follows Function

Creating well-designed and functional outdoor spaces requires the expert marriage of form and function. To accomplish this, our landscape architects work alongside technical professionals from various disciplines. While our landscape architects focus on the overall layout, aesthetics and environmental aspects, our engineers zero in on the infrastructure and utility systems required for the project.

From project planning and design through to construction, implementing this integrated approach from the start is key to creating well-rounded outdoor spaces that meet the aesthetic and functional needs of both clients and the community.

Landscaped public space