The Restoration Design Group maintains a broad practice in restoration and landscape architecture, emphasizing:
- Watershed Planning
- Creek Restoration Design and Engineering
- Park Planning and Design
- Soft and Hard Trail Design
- Upland Restoration and Management
- Restoration Management Plans
- Technical Training and Workshops
- Public Participation Facilitation
- Agency Coordination and Project Permitting
When the need arises RDG teams with an established network of environmental planners, fisheries biologists, fluvial geomorphologists, restoration ecologists, and local artists to enhance staff capabilities and provide clients with comprehensive project consulting.
The Restoration Design Group (RDG) approaches urban and rural settings as opportunities to bring together environmental restoration and design to create meaningful places that serve communities and ecosystem health. Our studio engages landscape architects, restoration specialists, engineers, and scientists in a comprehensive and collaborative process. By integrating public space design and environmental engineering into a community based planning process we achieve balance between restoration and reality; habitat preservation and public access; art and science.
While goals and constraints are unique, we find universal benefit in exploring community connections to open space environments. Solutions that integrate visual and physical access arise naturally when communities are engaged in the process, and design is supported by disciplined, analytical environmental engineering.
RDG’s design and restoration work is rooted in project experience and expertise, local knowledge, and long-standing relationships with allied professionals and agency regulators.
Our practice areas have been developed in response to the need to meet the diversity of restoration engineering and landscape architectural goals and objectives inherent in open space planning and design. Public access and safety, habitat and water quality, flood control, and redevelopment are the key challenges guiding our approach and design goals. The increasing economic and community value of urban and rural lands focuses our engineering and design process to develop restoration and design solutions that exceed agency and community expectations.