Groundwork Studio’s goal is to take landscape architecture to its full potential through site design coordination, project synthesis, ecological resilience, functionality, and site specific experience. We specialize in civic, recreational, and educational environments, facilitating understanding of interconnections through safe, accessible, and interactive design for all ages.

Our services include urban design and planning, creative placemaking, landscape integration, and regionally appropriate planting, soil building, and irrigation design. To maintain a high level of quality and cost control, our standard practice includes efficiency in design fees, complete and accurate construction documents, cost estimating, and proactive construction observation.

We approach design as a living, breathing, collaborative process, a transformative progression for the design team and stakeholders as well as the project site. Our active involvement in community organizations and events gives us the opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas, connecting us with experts in the region, and evolving our practice.

Groundwork Studio is a division of FBT Architects. For more about their projects visit


Landscape Architecture

  • Site Design
  • Irrigation Design
  • Planting Design

Creative Placemaking

  • Pop Up Events
  • Community Build
  • Hands-on Engagement

Urban Design & Planning

  • Master Planning
  • Complete Streets
  • Community Forestry