Recognized for design excellence by the American Society of Landscape Architects, World Landscape Architecture, PLACE was recently named 2019-2020 Landscape & Urban Design Firm of the Year by the internationally acclaimed Architecture MasterPrize. An innovative design studio committed to empowering clients worldwide to reimagine their outdoor comfort, enhance wellness, engage communities, and save our environment, PLACErs come to every project with a collaborative spirit and passionate pursuit for inquiry and discovery in the landscape. Reflected in their placemaking efforts globally is a dedication to local impact, design excellence, social justice, and a positive contribution to society.
Clients look to PLACE for unconventional approach to design challenges and a game-changing vision transformation into a lasting and memorable experience. With cultural fluency and diverse people, talent, and ideas, PLACE excels in creating legacy projects. The studio’s portfolio ranges from local art installations and social performances to historic and cultural monuments; from iconic mixed-use developments and distinctive waterfronts to dignified housing and iconic public realm. Since its inception in 2010, PLACE has created beloved community spaces for state-of-the art world championships sports venues, premier workplace campuses, and landmark civic institutions while delivering smart green-blue infrastructure and net zero/LEED planning efforts throughout the West Coast.
With an in-house workshop, PLACE team members develop full-scale mock-ups to test projects’ physical representations, communicate ideas and ensure a shared understanding of design intent. PLACE employs imaginative ideas combined with the traditional practice of landscape architecture and craftsmanship to create solutions that aesthetically and functionally enhance our environment. In partnership with world-class architects and builders, their professionals interact in an open and collaborative atmosphere, the foundation of the studio’s philosophy. PLACE unequivocally represents a creative culture where a desire for fulfilling distinctive lifestyles honors lasting relationships and a passion to make the world a better place.