How to Maintain the Initial Vision of a Landscape in the Midst of its Evolution

How to Maintain the Initial Vision of a Landscape in the Midst of its Evolution

The initial vision of a constructed space can be maintained as it evolves if the original creators remain involved to help steer changes. Landscapes in public spaces evolve through multiple influences. A site’s mission, funding, or management can shift this evolution. Community needs may dictate a site’s alteration as well as ever-growing environmental changes and updates […]

Successful Design is Inspired by a Site’s History and Conditions

Successful Design is Inspired by a Site’s History and Conditions

For a landscape architect, “unique design” and “rare and unusual” are both, ideally, natural outcomes on any site – but only if a design team can successfully allow the rich history and conditions of the site to drive the design process. At the time of commissioning for the Lurie Garden, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) was […]