Landscape Architecture

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What Is Landscape Architecture?

Landscape architecture at F&V blends art, science, and technology to inspire a meaningful balance between the natural and built environments in which we live.

We’re all about the creation of places and spaces that are meant to be experienced. That’s why our approach is a collaboration between our landscape architects, the client, and the client’s end users to create a valuable, aesthetic, safe, and enjoyable environment based on client goals and needs. When environments can be experienced, a community is brought together.

Landscape architecture is more than parks and recreation. It helps bring identity and human scale to basic infrastructure. A road becomes a streetscape with lighting, trees, seating nodes, planters, brick pavers, and other amenities. A pathway becomes an adventure to reconnect with nature. An alley becomes a woonerf for pedestrians and various modes of transportation to share the space. An abandoned parcel becomes a hub of gathering and entertainment. Merging the useful infrastructure with creative designs and uses creates an environment to be experienced.

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Ready to beautify your site with landscape architecture? Reach out to F&V today to start creating an environment experience.

Types of Landscape Architecture Services

Our Process

Our approach is a collaboration between our landscape architect, you, and your end users to create a valuable, aesthetic, safe, and enjoyable environment based on your goals and needs.

We developed a proven four-step process to successfully bring these great places to life. By clearly defining the possible opportunities and fostering an inclusive dialog with members of the community, we work to establish a clear vision. We then refine the ideas brought forth, work to build consensus, and outline the blueprint to take the dream to reality.


Step 1


  • Hold kick-off meeting
  • Set goals & objectives
  • Evaluate and analyze existing site conditions
  • Observe area context
  • Identify stakeholders and partners
Step 1

Step 2


  • Encourage public participation
  • Understand desired uses and relationships
  • Identify opportunities and conflicts in conceptual planning
  • Explore the possibilities
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Step 3


  • Begin process of building consensus
  • Determine phasing, key use areas, and sub areas
  • Refine conceptual planning and sketches
  • Create a place
Step 3

Step 4


  • Develop conceptual design and visioning plan / guidebook
  • Develop strategic action with milestones
  • Create a program for implementation
Step 4


Landscape architecture can benefit everyone because it inspires meaningful change to the environments in which we exist.

F&V can successfully lead park & recreation departments and municipalities through master planning, design, and construction of improvements to their parks.

Why Choose Fleis & VandenBrink?

Although the focus of F&V has historically been civil and environmental engineering, we’re able to use the experiences of our landscape architects and designers on staff to provide landscape architecture services. This includes park and public space planning and design, assisting communities on recreational and quality of life projects, and more. Whether it’s a farmers’ market, marina, pathway, park, or public gathering place, F&V has you covered. The collaboration between our landscape architects and civil engineers brings forth creative yet realistic solutions that neither discipline could achieve on their own.

Our Landscape Architecture Portfolio