People more than animate the landscape. They are our ultimate clients. When we design for people we succeed in landscape architecture.
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The landscape architecture studio at Saratoga Associates seeks to articulate the connections between natural systems, people and place. Through a well-honed planning and design process, the firm works collaboratively to create spaces that are integrally connected with the natural world and the communities that live, work or play within them. In practice, we combine technical mastery with a contextual eye to create memorable, meaningful and beautiful environments, whether natural or stylized.
activation + connectivity
Saratoga Associates’ work encompasses parks and public landscapes, urban streetscapes, plazas and waterfronts, transportation corridors, academic and corporate campuses, brownfields and historic sites. With clients ranging from public agencies and private developers to cultural and educational institutions, we strive to make compelling places emerge out of respect for the nature, history, culture and use of a site.
Our site design begins with a clear articulation of achievable project goals and a program of proposed features and activities. Thorough research ensures that projects reflect a sense of place and express an understanding of environmental and ecological conditions. Our technical expertise makes for projects that are delivered efficiently and with great attention to detail.We are active stewards of the environment. Using the latest in product technology, best management practice standards and common sense, Saratoga Associates reduces the environmental impact of projects and project maintenance as a matter of course.
With over 40 years of experience, we know that each successful project relies on solid community input and support. Our belief in public outreach supports our conviction that by creating regenerative landscapes, we can fortify not just the ecology and environment, but also the community. We specialize in working closely with clients, stakeholder groups, and project teams to provide visually compelling, sustainable design solutions.
Did you know?
Complete DRI + LWRP
Planning, Visioning, and Implementation in Plattsburgh: Like many of its neighbors in the northeastern United States, the City of Plattsburgh is a regional urban center which has had to balance its numerous assets with the forces of change in the twentieth century. Its once thriving downtown, and resort- and industry-based waterfront, endured a period of decline which has recently begun to be reversed.
Revitalization is in the Name
We know that navigating grant-funded processes can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created resources to help you get the most of your funding, build public support, and ultimately achieve the right project for your community.
Common Obstacles and Questions
Did you know?
Saratoga Associates was the lead design firm on the first Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) in Upstate New York. This project, located in Amsterdam, NY, did not even have the title of LWRP when it was first introduced almost thirty years ago.
The design and feasibility studies led to multiple projects including Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA), memorial parks, streetscape improvements, a railway concept, and a comprehensive plan.