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Solar Farms as Pollinator Habitat? You Read that Right!

Solar Farms as Pollinator Habitat? You Read that Right!

As solar energy development continues to expand, several U.S. states and localities are considering regulations to encourage or require sustainable landscape practices to mitigate the impacts of solar infrastructure. Read more »


Landscape Architecture is Research-Based Design

Landscape Architecture is Research-Based Design

By utilizing performance metrics, landscape architects can utilize research-based design to justify major design moves. We can help our clients understand why and how they can support both the human and non-human environment through design. Read more »


A Conversation with David Taylor, Timmons Group’s Newest Land Planner

A Conversation with David Taylor, Timmons Group’s Newest Land Planner

From master planning to creative land use problem solving, it’s safe to say that Timmons Group’s newest member of land planning knows a thing or two about providing his clients value. Timmons Group hired David Taylor in August. Leslee Oliver catches up with him to discover what he’s been up to since joining our firm. Read more »


The Importance of Public Parks in America:

The Importance of Public Parks in America:

There are three main benefits that parks provide us that make them crucial for the success and well-being of a community. As Landscape Architects it is our job to assess the needs of all these factors to create a space that can be used by all. Read more »


Three Low Maintenance Landscape Strategies

Three Low Maintenance Landscape Strategies

A common request we, as Landscape Architects, receive from our clients is for a landscape that is ‘low maintenance.’  In addition to being a cost savings measure, low maintenance landscapes can contribute to the reduction of the long-term carbon footprint of a site. Read more »


Outdoor Makerspaces at Woodbrook Elementary School

Outdoor Makerspaces at Woodbrook Elementary School

What does an outdoor makerspace for children look like? Timmons Group’s landscape architects set out to answer this question recently in our design work for the Woodbrook Elementary School Addition/Renovation project in Albemarle County, Virginia. Read more »


Hopewell City Park Playscape Receives Approval

Hopewell City Park Playscape Receives Approval

Imagine a city situated on a bluff at the confluence of two rivers that played critical roles in the history of our country. At a point below the bluff, beyond the neighborhoods, lies a park with a sweeping vista of the river. This is the City of Hopewell, rich in history and nature and ripe for adventure. Read more »


INTRODUCING :: Timmons Group’s Landscape Architecture Team

INTRODUCING :: Timmons Group’s Landscape Architecture Team

See an inside look into the everyday lives, work and culture of our landscape architecture team during World Landscape Architecture Month 2017! Read more »


FOUR Expert Recommendations on Successful Street Trees

FOUR Expert Recommendations on Successful Street Trees

As a public utility, urban trees perform crucial functions. All too often, street trees are planted without adequate consideration to the constraints they face in an urban setting. We have collected several general strategies for successful street trees and stewarding an urban canopy. Read more »


Making a Splash in Chesterfield with the New White Water Park

Making a Splash in Chesterfield with the New White Water Park

Last week, the Board of Supervisors in Chesterfield County unanimously approved Waterford Park, a whitewater park and mixed use development to be located off Genito Road. Read more »