OUR STORY

 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE   |   PLANNING   |   URBAN DESIGN

SALT DESIGN STUDIO is a landscape architecture practice committed to transformation, revitalization and reclamation of urban and community spaces. We bring an ethnographic approach to design, engaging the physical, visual and historical culture of a site.

As elemental to our survival as salt, landscapes play a major role in shaping how we interact, both publicly and privately. SALT DESIGN STUDIO recognizes that we are affected daily by the condition and perceived economic and ecological value of the landscape around us. In this sense, landscape has become the environmental currency of the 21st century, not unlike the historical service of salt. The landscape is at once profit and habitat for humans, animals, plants and even objects. Our design ideas spring from the conviction that the designed landscape is inseparable from what makes us human. Context creates messages; we create designs rooted in the fundamentals of each site. SALT DESIGN STUDIO strives to restore energy and vibrance, create inspiring form and texture, and find meaning in the natural ecology of a place.

SALT DESIGN STUDIO is based in the Philadelphia metropolitan region. Our services span the entire process of creating place, from initial strategies and large-scale planning to design through construction documentation and review.

SALT DESIGN STUDIO is a certified Woman Owned Business Enterprise.

Select Awards & Competitions

2016  Award for Excellence In Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Lea Elementary School - GSI Partners & Sustainable Business Network
2016  Finalist, Award for Excellence In Green Stormwater Infrastructure for Linwood Park - GSI Partners & Sustainable Business Network
2016  Finalist, Play Space:Infill Philadelphia, International Competition sponsored by Delaware Valley Association for Education of Young Children & Community Design Collaborative
2015  Finalist, Invited Competition for Coxe Park, Philadelphia PA
2015  Sara Pevaroff Schuh inducted into 2016 Class of Philly Girls Do Good
2015  Finalist, Excellence in Design Award for Hope Partnership, Community Design Collaborative
2014  ASLA Honor Award, 2014 from Tri-State NC-SC-GA ASLA for Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research
2012  Winner, Poetry Paths Public Art Competition for Fulton Elementary School
2011  Winner, Poetry Paths Public Art Competition for Lancaster Public Library
2009 ASLA Merit Award, from PA-DE ASLA for Linwood Park Master Plan
2009 Runner-Up, O'Henry/Dickinson Courtyard Competition, Austin Art in Public Places
2009 Volunteer Firm of the Year, Community Design Collaborative

Services

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
URBAN DESIGN
INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLANNING
COMMUNITY FACILITATION
LAND PLANNING
RESTORATION + MANAGEMENT