Re-gen-er-a-tive De-sign: noun
1. Envisions human developments that restore, renew, and revitalize their own sources of energy and materials while supporting natural processes.
2. Creates resilient, evolving systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature.
Master Planning & Campus Design:
With schools, hospitals, and other institutions, we develop designs for campuses that offer attractive, useful spaces for living and learning. From the details of garden beds to master plans for hundreds of acres, we guide the transition from high-input lawns to diverse landscapes, following the patterns of healthy ecosystems.
Residential Communities & Integrated Homesteads:
Weaving together ecological restoration and site improvement with the creation of beautiful and functional human habitat, we work with owner-designers and communities to develop plans that maximize both the conservation and productivity of their land. Using innovative, ecological design solutions, we integrate the needs of society with the resources of a site in a sustainable way.
Regenerative Agriculture & Community Farms:
Designing for regenerative agriculture means reconnecting people with food and agriculture while nurturing the health of soil and surrounding ecosystems. We work with communities and farm owners to develop diverse farming and forestry systems, to include attractive, multi-functional social spaces on the land, and to support the farm’s social, environmental, and economic goals.
Productive Habitats & Ecosystem Regeneration:
Biologically diverse systems provide clean air and water, food, fuel, fiber, wildlife shelter, and wild forage. They can be designed in a range of forms, from residential gardens and hedges to water-edge buffers and forest-edge meadows. Whether a site is urban or wild, gently used or severely compromised, we work to restore and enhance existing natural systems, integrating them with harmonious human uses.