U+A is deeply committed to sustainability in all aspects of its work. When we approach landscape projects, it’s among our strengths to have a wide range of experts within our teams that can look at the different needs of each site. Our approach is simple: we analyze the urban context and public ream, and combine the knowledge gained with insight of the local terrain. This allows us to create appropriate, sustainable landscape projects that not only benefit their immediate environments, but propel local culture and relate back to the surrounding architecture.
Methodology + Design Approach
When approaching landscape projects, U+A is highly tuned into the need for sustainable and sensible designs that offer environmental benefits to the surrounding context. Applying a very cohesive approach to our work, we look at all the parameters surrounding a project, such as client needs, context, environmental conditions, budget and timeline, and create unique, innovative solutions that meet the demands of the clients, end-users and community.
Whether we are working on the landscaping for a residential community or water features for a cultural building, we are committed to creating holistic designs that reflect continuity of thought-process, design philosophy and client objectives.
U+A has extensive experience working with various typologies, including but not limited to residential, commercial, education and retail, and is often tasked with creating bespoke landscape designs within each development.
We bring a high level of care to every project that comes through our doors, which is bolstered not only by U+A’s specific knowledge of the region’s diverse landscape topographies, but also its understanding of climate change in general, and the responsibility we have as architects and planners to contribute to our healing environments.