Urban design requires the careful integration of multiple disciplines to reflect the complexity of urban spaces. Urban design can create desirable environments in which to live, work, and play. M2L understands the complexities of working in urban environments and the importance of carefully orchestrating various wayfinding components into a comprehensive design approach.
M2L approaches community landscape design from an integrated planning approach. The firm designs the landscape from a community perspective that blends with the overall community planning approach with public spaces carefully orchestrated and layed out to enhance the neighborhood and provide accessibility to the natural landscape. The firm's team of planners, landscape architects, and arborists work with a sites natural features to preserve and enhance nature and blend it with the built enivironment.
Garden design requires the landscape architect to expand their focus beyond traditional landscape architectural methodology. The way in which a garden is designed can impact and effect the visitor. Much like the chapters of a novel, a garden should reveal itself slowly and deliberately over time, and ultimately allow the visitor to interpret their experience from their own unique perspective.
Commercial and Retail
Whether working on an individual retail center or for a national client on mulitple branch projects, M2L works closely with the project architects and engineers to develop landscape design solutions that enhances the built environment and compliments the client's product and retail success.
A focus on the uniqueness and integration of outdoor and indoor spaces can overcome the inherent repetiveness of institutional design. M2L works to understand the functional requirements of institutional design while at the same time extracting the essence of a projects to create unique design
M2L is committed to creating well-designed solutions for our clients that favor the integration of natural systems with appropriate technology that are measurable and demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of ‘green’ design. M2L expands ‘green’ thought into all aspects of the company’s process from materials selections, to product types, habitat design and education, and team leadership on the firms LEED projects.
Parks and Recreation
No single community component has as much impact on our physical and psychological well being than parks and open spaces. Parks impact us in ways that are not always apparent as they provide opportunities for community interaction among all citizens of a community regardless of age, sex, race, culture, and economic standing. A strong sense of community ownership and belonging is afforded by successful parks and open spaces.
M2L and its staff of design professionals have successfully planned and designed numerous parks, recreation, planned and designed numerous parks, recreation, community centers, and open space projects for a wide variety of public and private clients. The firm focuses it’s efforts for parks and open space projects on providing a variety of active and passive activities to maximize a park’s recreational opportunities. The firm believes that each park is deserving of a unique approach and set of design standards that provides for organized and unorganized activities.
M2L is committed to assisting architects in the creation of educational environments that are safe, accessible, and connected to their communities. The firm has combined it's expertise in landscape architecture and land planning to design numerous elementary and middle schools to successfully blend architecture, pedestrian, bus, and automobile circulation in a functional and aesthetic way.
A strong community is a place where the physical environment connects with the sites character, heritage, and context to create a unique sense of place that fosters social interaction. M2L carefully listens to our clients and stakeholders to develop planning solutions that create sustainable community environments that use, protect, and enhance the natural environment. M2L works closely with engineers and architects to carefully orchestrate community features in a seamless way that is creates natural and effective communities. Effective land planning requires a dedicated focus on a communities' values and the careful integration of a sites complex and diverse characteristics.