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Studio.osda understands at creating resiliency and reducing the carbon footprint of urban development requires us to maximize the active use of space and land. A single use low density residential neighborhood or suburban business parks, are typically underutilized during long periods of time. A vibrant and sufficiently densely populated urban environment, by contrast, is well used round-the-clock, all days of the week, and during all seasons. This results from a closely-knit mix of uses (e.g. offices, residences, coffee shops etc.), with sufficient density, and which are accessible to a diversity of users (e.g. children, youth, seniors, high-income, low-income, etc.). Dense mixed use neighborhoods also allow for the effective functioning of all types of business, social and cultural activities with very low inputs of energy for transportation and logistics, thus increasing the resilience of these neighborhoods.

All successful cities and successful neighborhoods include vibrant places, with a strong sense of identity, which are integral to community life and the public realm: parks, plazas, courtyards, civic buildings, public streets, etc. Studio.osda excels at master plnning these spaces into an urban fabric.

Landscape architects at studio.osda analyze, plan, design, manage, and nurture the built and natural environments. Landscape architects have a significant impact on communities and quality of life. Our landscape architects design parks, campuses, streetscapes, transportation enhancements, hike & bike trails, plazas, sports complexes and other projects that help define a community.  At studio.osda we also look for opportunities to collaborate with artists and other specialists that can enhance the overall experience of a project.

Sustainability is a cornerstone of our approach to each design. Sustainable landscapes are responsive to the environment, re-generative, and can actively contribute to the development of healthy and safe communities.  Sustainable landscapes sequester carbon, clean the air and water, increase energy efficiency, restore habitats, and create value through significant economic, social and environmental benefits.

Landscape Architecture
Urban Design
Transportation Enhancement
3D Rendering & Animation

Landscape Architects at studio.osda assist with the design of the aesthetics of highways, city streetscapes, urban waterfront renovations or repurposing, and hike & bike trails as an alternative mode of transportation. We assist with converting old railways to hike & bike trails.  Our landscape architects have been trained in context sensitive design solutions. 

 

We work with a team of engineers, local community leaders and business owners to find design opportunities that will benefit the project and the community.  Studio.osda can take a complex project and turn it into a successful contribution to a communities quality of live.

Studio.osda brings computer rendering and animation skills to every project. We use the latest software and the fastest computers to enhance your project, for communication to the public and stake-holders that will expedite positive decisions. 

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