At obs landscape architects, we create meaningful places by applying the art and science of landscape architecture, conducting a collaborative process and adhering to set of core values. Our projects promote a balance between the built environment and the protection of natural resources, illuminate history and advocate for a sustainable future.

By connecting people to place, we help create healthier communities and spaces which are both functional and expressive. We find our inspiration in the natural dynamics of the land, the project’s cultural context, the community’s aspirations and the owner’s vision. Our work is informed by our knowledge of natural systems, history and culture, an understanding of human behavior and an artistic sensibility.

As landscape architects involved in the design of the public realm, we are committed to collaboration. Each project benefits from community engagement, the inclusion of stakeholders and working closely with our clients and consultants throughout the planning and design process. Consistent with our core values, we tailor the process specifically for each project, build upon local knowledge and establish a sense of ownership within the community.

We consider a project successful only when the owner’s expectations are met, community needs are addressed, the health of the environment is protected, and an identity of place has been revealed.

The philosophy and core values of our practice reflect:

  • a responsibility to the communities in which we work
  • a focus on human health, history and culture
  • a commitment to protecting the natural environment
  • a vigorous pursuit of sustainable and creative solutions
  • a dedication to providing our clients with responsive services