|Landscape Architecture||Urban Design||Community Planning|
Cascade Design Collaborative opened in 1995 and is a small firm offering highly responsive and personalized services in landscape architecture, urban design and community planning. Our partners are directly involved in all aspects of every project and senior to junior level staff are included in the community involvement, decision making, and design process throughout each project. Our office has a casual and communal but focused studio environment in which we challenge and learn from each other, growing our collective professional knowledge.
We partner with our clients to transform their visions and values into a sustainable project. Our projects are as small as a retail signage system and as large as an entire neighborhood. From design innovation to environmental sustainability, we create affordable yet innovative solutions that enhance the built and natural environments within which we all live, work and play. We have the expertise to understand all aspects of a site – from microbiological soil functions to plants to circulation to a community’s cultural and economic conditions – and incorporate this knowledge throughout our collaborative design process.
Enhancing the context and character of a place while envisioning the future, fuels our collaborative design passion for shaping sustainable communities one project at a time. As a small office of trusted advisors, we will integrate our professional planning and design expertise with our client’s programs and implementation strategies.
Integrity – Communicate openly and honestly and collaborate with clients and stakeholders with mutual trust and respect.
Service – Provide excellent client service and be flexible and responsive to our clients’ needs.
Open-mindedness – Approach each project as a new and unique challenge and shun formulaic solutions.
Innovation – Promote design solutions that are based on the best available practices, current research, professional experience, and deep knowledge of local conditions.
Excellence – Know and apply the latest research and state-of-the-art practices to help clients make the right decisions.
Environment – Consider environmental impacts at every step in design and development process and apply the current best design and sustainable practices to minimize them.