What We Do

What We Do

Landscape Architecture and Planning

Landscape Architecture and Planning

H. T. Harvey & Associate’s landscape architects combine creative landscape planning and design skills with ecological training to create exceptional projects. Paired with the deep ecological expertise of the rest of the firm’s staff, our landscape architecture team has the capabilities to assist with all project steps from preliminary visioning and planning to construction and post-construction activities. Our projects cover habitat restoration, park, recreational and interpretative land-use, open space natural areas, private land use, and trail planning and design. Clients include public agencies, private land owners, developers, conservation groups, and conservation banks.

We work in both natural and urban environments, and at the interface between ecologically sensitive habitats and human uses. On sites where natural habitats adjoin more developed areas we incorporate appropriate natural landscapes to soften the urban edge and re-create natural habitats such as on the Facebook and Google campuses and at the Presidio of San Francisco.

Our suite of services includes:

  • Site analysis
  • Conceptual design
  • Habitat design, including wildlife habitat near public spaces
  • Detailed design and construction documents, including cost estimates 
  • Interpretive feature design
  • Master planning
  • Conservation planning
  • Bid support
  • Construction support
  • Community input and facilitation
  • Project management 

Our team has experience in wetland and tidal marsh, vernal pool, grassland, harsh sites such as the Leona Quarry project, riparian, and woodland habitats, as well as habitats unique to special status species. 

Projects are designed in recognition of site constraints and biological principles, together with client coordinated budgets and schedules. We collaborate closely with our in-house ecologists to successfully translate ecological principles into practical concepts and readily constructible projects that benefit project stakeholders and meet client goals. We create legible, easy to bid and build construction documents, in the various jurisdictional formats required to meet local and regional agency requirements.