Part of the Whole; Responsiveness to Context

The work of Richardson & Associates is strongly informed by the wider context within which it is located. The qualities, both positive and negative, of a project's context have a direct and influential impact on the direction of the work we do. Design solutions are inspired by and anchored in the physical, cultural, historical, visual, and natural qualities, which define the landscape within which, we work. The firm views our work as a process of “embedding the proposed within the existing.” This process establishes landscapes which are integral to the places within which they are located and respectful of the patterns and systems that existed prior to the project. As a result, the completed landscape is also visually integrated and unified with its surroundings.