Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is part science, part art. There is a delicate balance between the natural and the built environment, a tension between open space and fixed form. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, our landscape architects combine dynamic elements of the surrounding space, existing site conditions, and the intended uses of the site in order to create a unified and complete human environment. Working in collaboration with other planning and design professionals, the landscape architects at S&ME design environments that are visually enticing, beautiful, unique, context-sensitive, and create a memorable sense of place and enjoyment for the end user.

S&ME provides a wide range of landscape architectural services from initial concept planning and design to construction administration. We have an established reputation as thought leaders in the area of land development, particularly for the commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, entertainment, and hospitality sectors. Our services include overall conceptual and landscape planning for large-scale residential planned communities, office parks, commercial centers, healthcare facilities, parks and recreational areas, greenways, and other public facilities.   We integrate creative designs to enhance the overall aesthetic experience of a site.

We have worked on several signature and award-winning projects. Our body of work includes universities and college campuses, mixed-use and Traditional Neighborhood Developments (TND), civic spaces and public gardens, hotels and resorts, hospitals and therapeutic healing gardens, parks and recreational spaces, and streetscapes and transportation corridors.

Our services include:

  • Site analysis and project programming
  • Land use analysis
  • Design development
  • Master planning
  • Greenway and trailhead design
  • Entry monument design
  • ADA compliance
  • Feasibility studies
  • Site improvement plans
  • Illustrative presentation plans
  • Irrigation system design
  • Site furniture, screening, and buffer design
  • Materials selection and layout
  • Site grading design
  • Site lighting design
  • Planting design
  • Construction services
  • Construction administration
  • Plant Material Selection
  • Zoning Assistance
  • Detailed Opinions of Probable Cost
  • Permitting
Development Master Planning

Visualization of a project prior to schematic design leads to improved decision making and more efficient, sustainable designs. Seeing how the project interacts with a site, the possible constraints that may be encountered, and exploring…

Complete Streets

S&ME looks at streets and public rights of way as one of the key components in creating a livable and vibrant public realm.  The successful design of this public realm is dependent upon an interdisciplinary approach which considers the functional

Parks, Greenways and Recreational Facilities

S&ME provides planning and design services for parks, greenways, and recreational facilities of various sizes and complexities, including walking and nature trails, active and passive parks, botanical gardens, destination playgrounds…