The Pond Sustainability Studio is comprised of professionals who are passionate in their dedication to environmental responsibility and sustainability from large-scale community and land use planning to the design and construction of truly innovative and sustainable projects. We are professional landscape architects and planners; and, we’re all passionate about the environment and creating spaces that intrinsically enhance quality of life today and for future generations.
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
UN World Commission on Environment and Development
“Our Common Heritage”
The Brundtland Report
We bring a full-service approach to private, public and not-for-profit clients who value a comprehensive, systems approach to sustainability. Our Sustainability Studio employs an ecological perspective to address complex issues in urban, rural or suburban landscapes. Our staff is committed to bringing you innovative, responsive, design solutions that utilize sustainable practices and advance our mission. We advocate for a balanced solution that integrates natural and built systems. This balance is at the core of all our projects, facilitating placemaking and landscapes that are not only memorable, but stand the test of time.
Sustainability is the foundation of every solution within the Pond Sustainability Studio. The confluence of environmental sensitivity, economic responsibility and social equity is integral to every design and planning decision, influencing our present actions and guiding our future legacy. Our landscape architects were among the first in the southeast to embrace the principles of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program. Our LEED® Accredited Professionals collaborate with design teams at all levels to provide innovative solutions to stormwater management, water quality, and other green technologies for sustainable site planning and design.
Whether through campus master planning, streambank restoration, community visioning workshops or parks and greenway trails, we integrate sustainable practices into every project. Our Sustainability Studio collaborates with all groups within Pond to bring sustainable practices to the forefront of every project through internal committees – such as our Green Committees, Technical, Marketing and Corporate — and design charrettes, guaranteeing that staff expertise is afforded at all scales. Equally important, the landscape architects, planners and urban designers at Pond are technically fluent, providing superior graphics that facilitate the understanding of often complex design solutions.
Sustainable design practices are incorporated into every one of our master plans, and ensuring their viability is our primary commitment. We believe that the natural systems simply cannot be ignored while designing for people. Rather, it is this very connection to the surrounding environment that we believe forms the bond between people and place. Within the Pond Sustainability Studio, the implementation of sustainable design practices is at the heart of every design decision we make.
Pond believes that sustainable solutions – ones that respond, restore and revive – can be implemented into projects of all scales. Let us show you how.