• Editorial
  • Ideas

Expanding the definition of trails.

 
May 31, 2019

Great outdoor spaces succeed because they provide the opportunity to create meaningful and memorable experiences. Crafting such experiences begin with […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

DesignIdeation: Placemaking

 
May 30, 2019

What makes a place? Is it the art, signage, ornate gardens that draw your attention? For Gabriela Cañamar Clark, a […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Making Water Conservation an Aesthetic Design Feature at Duke University’s Global Campus

 
May 22, 2019

Duke University’s 200-acre global campus in Kunshan, PRC is designed with form and function in mind. The design for the […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Playgrounds – Where Education and Nature Collide

 
May 2, 2019

LandDesign’s Susan England found her passion in an unlikely place. Growing up, Susan always had a deep respect for nature, […]

  • Uncategorized, Editorial
  • Ideas

DesignIdeation: Collaboration

 
April 18, 2019

Ask Kevin Vogel about how LandDesign’s civil engineers and landscape architects work together, and he’ll confidently tell you, “it’s just […]

  • Uncategorized
  • Ideas

The role of civil engineers and landscape architects in creating safer communities

 
March 25, 2019

  — Janalyn Newchurch, PE According to the Charlotte Transportation Department (CDOT), there is an average of one pedestrian death […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

DesignIdeation: Dallas Multi-Family

 
March 18, 2019

Heth Kendrick is a LandDesigner through and through. He started his career in our Charlotte headquarters, immersing himself in our […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

The catalog didn’t kill retail, and neither will the internet.

 
February 28, 2019

Let’s get one thing straight, retail isn’t dying, it’s evolving. Before the internet and Amazon dominated the retail industry, there […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

DesignIdeation: Master Planning

 
February 20, 2019

Long before he became president of LandDesign, Rhett Crocker was drawing plans and imagining how communities could grow. Baxter Village […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Engineers Week 2019

 
February 18, 2019

 — Megan Schultz, PE  February 17-23 is a week set aside to highlight and celebrate the achievements of engineers and […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Inspired By Design

 
January 14, 2019

2018 was a year of inspiration! We designed the heck out of some places and made them matter too. But, […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Retail centers don’t have a design problem, they have an idea problem.

 
December 17, 2018

Retail centers all over the country are seeing big-box stores like Macy’s and Sears close their doors due to increasingly […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Behind the Design: Simon Elementary School

 
September 1, 2018

At LandDesign, we strive to understand the connection between our built environment and nature, and how we can create healthier […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

What Do Our Design Engineers Value?

 
February 21, 2018

  In honor of National Engineers Week, we’re highlighting the values of our civil engineers through designs that resulted from […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Transforming Tysons [Land8x8]

 
December 4, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on Land8.     “Why just make something, when you can create something […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Design Details: It’s the Little Things That Matter

 
November 7, 2017

If you didn’t already know, LandDesign doesn’t just create beautiful places—we create places that matter. We consider the environment of […]

  • Uncategorized, Editorial
  • Ideas

Leveraging the Outdoors in Workplace Design

 
November 6, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Today’s workplaces are a notable departure from those of the cubicle-filled past. […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Olmsted Scholar Feature: Coal Ash Wastescapes – Advocating for Design Remediation

 
October 27, 2017

By: Lauren Delbridge, LA Designer. Originally posted on LAF News. Landscape architecture naturally combines aspects of science, engineering, ecological understanding, and […]

Walkable Downtown Tysons
  • Editorial
  • Ideas

A Walkable City is a Better City

 
September 19, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Intrinsic to the success of cities and the quality of life […]

romare-bearden-park
  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Urban Design is Affecting Our Brains

 
August 10, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Design affects the brain. We know this intuitively, as we get […]

urban-trees
  • Uncategorized
  • Ideas

Where Should We Plant Urban Trees?

 
July 3, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Cities are generally both warmer and more polluted than non-urban […]

little-sugar-creek-greenway
  • Uncategorized
  • Ideas

Performance Metrics for Sustainable Landscapes

 
June 5, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Today’s landscapes are asked to perform much more than functional […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

A Tale of Two Tree Saves

 
April 28, 2017

Saving trees was a major priority in establishing the vision of LPL Financial’s new campus on the outskirts of Kingsley […]

romare-bearden-park
  • Editorial
  • Ideas

The Livable City Revolution

 
April 3, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Around the globe, cities are rediscovering their industrial land. Once […]

durham-development
  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Durham: A Growth Center for Revitalization

 
September 12, 2016

North Carolina has been ranked the number one growth state according to the U-Haul Migration Trends Report with the Raleigh/Durham […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Creating Places the Entire Family Can Enjoy

 
August 16, 2016

Dreaming of a place to relive the nostalgia of your childhood camp experience while creating new memories with your children […]

Symphony-Park-Summer-Pops
  • Community
  • Ideas

Symphony Park: Charlotte’s Most Entertaining Retention Pond

 
June 23, 2016

  Only in Charlotte does one look forward to spending Sunday evenings in June laying on a blanket next to […]

  • Community
  • Ideas

NorthEnd: Charlotte’s Next Great Neighborhood

 
July 8, 2015

By: Richard Petersheim, Adam Martin and Amanda Zullo By 2020, Charlotte Center City will be the central hub of an “Applied […]

  • Community, Events
  • Ideas

#xclt | Follow the Progress, Be Part of the Change

 
July 3, 2015

By: Amanda Zullo Imagine a greenway that stretches 26 miles, allowing residents to travel seamlessly from one end of Charlotte […]

  • Community
  • Ideas

Reflecting on the Design Process at Tinner Hill

 
May 1, 2015

By: Katie Pavlechko   As a landscape architect, what’s more exciting than strapping on a pair of boots, getting out […]

  • Process
  • Ideas

Of Wizards, Lamborghinis and Story in the Design Process: The First Post in a Series

 
April 15, 2015

It’s not uncommon to see someone in full wizard garb at Volta Coffee in Gainesville, Florida.  Even aspiring conjurers need […]

  • Editorial
  • Ideas

Ferris Wheels: A Fad or Permanent Feature?

 
March 15, 2015

By: Gabriela Cañamar Clark Last year’s opening of the Capital Wheel, an observation wheel in the banks of the Potomac […]