Landscape architecture is an integral part of DEA’s services. By complementing the design, enhancing the functionality of the stormwater engineering, responding to NEPA/SEPA requirements, and building community support through evocative imagery, our landscape architects play a key role in developing complete, holistic projects. The analogy is old, but applicable: like salt in a stew, you would miss the landscape architecture if it was not part of the project. DEA provides:Visual imaging, such as photo simulation, spatial analyses, greyscale and color renderings, and shadow studiesVisual resource analysis, such as aesthetic resource inventory and assessment, visual impact analysis, and visual mitigation designLandscape design, planting plans, planting recommendations, native species preservationSite design and gradingHabitat and stream restoration and stabilizationFish and wildlife passage designParks, open spaces, trails, and recreational facilities designStreet and highway roadside landscape design
DEA worked with Amigos de Los Rios, a non-profit environmental and community advocacy group, to provide design assistance, project coordination, and construction document preparation for Gibson Mariposa Park.