Memorable Sense of Place
By combining roadway and intersection improvements with amenity design, we transform ordinary streets into gateways using sidewalk and crosswalk paving patterns, materials, and colors; decorative street lighting; tree location, species selection, and grate design; benches; trash containers; and unique street, directional, and pedestrian signage.
Our integration of roadway engineering, stormwater management, and landscape architecture results in the most effective design. We incorporate curb extensions and planter boxes along the roadway, and we educate our clients about how to use tree wells as water quality improvements, water features as stormwater BMPs, and architectural treatments to reference historical and natural resources. Examples of our offerings include:
- Sidewalks and Crosswalks. Form and function each play a role in sidewalk and crosswalk design. First and foremost, they must be safe and promote the effective movement of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. But there are also opportunities for aesthetic beauty with plantings and construction materials that should not be overlooked.
- Planting. Simply, plants, trees, and flowers can serve a purpose and tell a story. From providing shade to cool pedestrians and shoppers to beautifying a heavily built environment, our landscape architects literally bring streets to life and make them must-visit attractions.
- Low-Impact Development Strategies. WithersRavenel embraces LID strategies as an effective way to comply with stormwater regulations while creating memorable and inviting public places.
Ultimately, landscaping has the potential to be more than an aesthetic choice, and every material and finish presents a chance to incorporate local flavor, preferences, and history.