What we do
In our land and master planning, we integrate high-level landscape architecture into our work. Our plans make sensitive use of topography, landform, natural resources, vegetation, infrastructure and buildings, resulting in more livable and sustainable projects. This approach can nurture new directions for the master planning of communities, campuses, workplaces, civic and commercial districts, transit-oriented developments, waterfronts, recreation and natural system restoration. As needed, we pull together teams of consultants ranging from engineers to scientists whose collective experience complements our own. VHA’s award-winning planning work is recognized for creating exceptional places.
Urban design at VHA involves the systematic layering of various cultural and natural systems in order to solve design issues of the city. As with planning, we integrate high-level landscape architecture into our urban design work. Whether it’s decaying infrastructure, a prominent urban district, high-density living, a river corridor, heavily used public spaces, or a series of transit stations, urban design requires a sophisticated understanding of integrating nature into dense urban environments. The multi-functional character of urban design is the key to its success. VHA excels in this regard and our success can be measured by the quality of our implemented projects around the world.