Landscape Architecture & Planning
Outdoor spaces are full of opportunity to explore the world around us, connect with each other, relate to our surroundings, and celebrate the unique features of the land. The Landscape Architects and Planners at Lamp Rynearson are dedicated to developing beautiful, inclusive, sustainable, and functional outdoor spaces centered around the people who use them.
You want the best for your community, and so do we. We’re here to partner with you in creating spaces that invite people out and bring people together. From comprehensive master planning and land planning to thoughtful placemaking, Lamp Rynearson is here to help you build memorable and lasting experiences.
The Power of Place.
We combine art and science to awaken the built environment, creating beautiful, functional, and sustainable spaces everyone can access and enjoy.
Land is a community’s most precious resource. Protecting it, developing it, and planning for its future ensures it serves its highest and best purpose for the community for years to come.
By assessing whether land meets its current zoning requirements, studying the condition and structure of the land, and evaluating the demand present in your community, our staff can help you find the right land for your project.
Our planners work in partnership with municipalities and developers to determine the best use of land-from adaptive re-use, infill development to greenfield sites. Lamp Rynearson can assist you with residential, mixed use, green and open space, commercial, and industrial development.
Trees, shrubs, grasses, and ground cover are a critical part of ensuring your outdoor space remains a welcoming, sustainable, and beautiful space. By selecting native and non-invasive plants, our landscape architects create stunning planting designs that are environmentally responsible and easy to maintain.
Our most vital communal spaces, parks give us space to explore, play, connect, relax, and celebrate together. Lamp Rynearson can help you design parks that inspire connection – from selecting equipment and shelters to ensuring your parks are accessible and walkable.
Inviting us to explore our communities and our natural surroundings, trails are our connection to each other and our world. Our landscape architecture and design teams create stunning natural, recreational, and urban trails that help people of all abilities escape into nature and connect with their communities.
A well-designed streetscape helps your community display its unique identity and invite economic development, walkability, and connection. Our landscape architects and designers incorporate each community and neighborhood’s unique character, identity, and plans for the future into their streetscape, parkway, and walkway designs.
What does it take to create a single place where people can live, work, and play? Our landscape architects design beautiful and sustainable urban spaces as part of a cohesive mixed-use development, creating outdoor spaces that help people find their way and come together in their everyday routines.
A Sustainable Design Environment.
In-house environmental experts help us mitigate impacts to wildlife, trees, and wetlands in our work.
Wetlands assessments, when done early in a project, can save a project’s budget and schedule. By determining whether a project will impact a wetland, our in-house Environmental specialists can help make changes early in a project to mitigate impacts or select an alternate location before ground is broken.
When a project requires impacts to existing trees, our in-house team can perform an assessment for the health and status of trees and make recommendations for removal and replacement that protect wildlife and conserve the environment as much as possible.
Accessible Collaborative Planning.
Professional planning provides long-term solutions to the goals and values of our local governments, clients, and organizations when taking on the noble cause of improving our communities.
Certified by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2), we are able to provide leadership in public participation through workshops, visual presentation, and scenario planning to solve the needs of our clients, local governments, and communities. Our Planners can lead immersive public engagement events like a walk audit around active transportation or support public engagements events and surveys to provide project data and solutions.
We can help identify and administer economic development grants for downtown improvements in communities from urban to rural. Our professional planners can advocate and design for downtown improvements projects such as façade improvements, streetscapes, and “main street” design to help facilitate small business activity.
Long-term comprehensive plans evaluate everything in a community from housing, transportation, and infrastructure, to open space, monuments, historical designations. Individual master plans or strategic planning can be developed for each of these elements to improve community needs such as housing, parks, pedestrian, or trail masterplans.
Guiding environmental services such as brownfield assessments, we help clients understand the conditions of a potential development site, mitigation needs, pollution, or water resource issues. Preliminary studies like this provide a vision for current and future land use.
Creating concepts and designs for developments that are compatible with master plans, community goals, and values informs our clients and communities when navigating land improvements. By providing housing studies and preliminary planning services for streets, parks, waterfronts, our planners help developers, local governments, and organizations reach the best possible outcomes on their projects.
Landscape Architecture in the News.
2020 was a year spent indoors. For those who have ventured out, gathering has looked different.
We were distanced – in line at the grocery store, at restaurant tables, in offices and home offices across the nation – and the outdoors, whether a pop-up patio, a park, or a nature trail, became places where we can unmask and escape.
There have been many attempts to speculate what the future of public spaces will look like. How does a post-pandemic space operate?