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 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 strives to restore energy and vibrance, create inspiring form and texture, and find meaning in the natural ecology of a place.
SALT 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.
RESTORATION + MANAGEMENT
Highlighted Awards, Competitions, and Honors
2018 Winner, Excellence in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Award for Linwood Park; Sustainable Business Network GSI Partners
2017 Finalist, Groundbreaker Award for Chester Arthur Schoolyard; Green Building United
2017 Nominee, SustainPHL Business Innovation Award for Chester Arthur Schoolyard; Green Philly
2017 Finalist, Excellence in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Award for Crossroads at Robinson Green at Rowan University; Sustainable Business Network GSI Partners
2017 Finalist, Philadelphia City Hall Courtyard Design Competition for "Watersheds"; The City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia City Planning Commission, Philadelphia Water Department, Department of Public Property, and the Mayor's Fund for Philadelphia
2016 Winner, Merit Award for Crossroads at Robinson Green at Rowan University; PA-DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
2016 Winner, People's Choice Award for Crossroads at Robinson Green at Rowan University; PA-DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
2016 Winner, Excellence in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Award for Greening Lea Elementary; Sustainable Business Network GSI Partners
2016 Finalist, Play Space: Infill Philadelphia International Design Competition for "Neighborhood PlayBook" at Cobbs Creek Blanche A. Nixon Library; Delaware Valley Association for Education of Young Children and Community Design Collaborative
2015 Finalist, Coxe Park Design Competition; Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation and Friends of Coxe Park
2015 Finalist, Excellence in Design Award for Hope Partnership for Education; Community Design Collaborative
2014 Winner, Honor Award for Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research; Tri-State (NC, SC, GA) Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
2009 Winner, Merit Award for Linwood Park Master Plan; PA-DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects