Osgood Landscape Architecture, Inc. (OLA) is a collaborative design team that contributes to positive changes in spaces for people while protecting and celebrating the places and ecology that we live in and love.
We believe the creation of beautiful, thoughtful, and impactful landscapes is an art form.
With our shared passions for addressing complex land planning and site challenges, our team has come together to become a leader in the region for place-based landscape architecture and environmentally sensitive site responses. Our team and collaborators share a common inspiration and passion for designs that enrich lives, respect our client’s needs, and assimilate observations of natural systems into thriving, sustainable ecosystems.
Since its inception in 2014, Osgood Landscape Architecture, Inc (OLA), has valued its collaborative studio environment where all ideas (yours, ours, and those hidden voices) are of equal importance in the design process.
We strive to be good communicators throughout a project. Through our important relationships with architects, engineers, ecologists, and builders, we strive to honor the history and context of a site while creatively responding to the needs and expectations of our clients.
Our team and collaborators reflect our rigorous work ethic and express our ability to have fun and be kind throughout the design process.
OLA is dedicated to work that positively impacts the natural and built environment. Our dedication to the protection, stewardship, and creation of restorative outdoor environments is fundamental to all of our work.
We believe that successful projects carefully stitch together the most essential organizing elements of a site and its context. Our approach is flexible and responsive.
CULTIVATION :: Defining and organizing the project vision and core principles with the client
HARVESTING :: Gathering and analyzing relevant site opportunities and constraints with careful investigation of the surrounding physical, cultural, historical and environmental context
SPINNING :: Brainstorming and collaborating with the client and team to identify potential narratives and core ideas that are continuously analyzed and refined to determine the most effective solution
WEAVING :: Blending and assimilating collaborative ideas with the client and design team to produce permit and construction drawings and design details that ensure all project goals are carried out
FINISHING :: Observing and realizing the project vision through careful construction observation to ensure quality craftsmanship