Contemporary needs for developing open spaces for public use are evolving. From beach and river fronts to neighborhood parks and quiet spaces to sports complexes, the open space team at raSmith is a group of park planners, engineers, landscape architects and ecologists who all have a strong technical background and a passion and proven experience in developing public projects. We understand stakeholders, the public information process and the importance of communication necessary to make public-space projects succeed.
Our team understands the dynamics of designing public spaces that bring together multiple uses and functions. Because we fully integrate site planning with engineering, architecture and landscape architecture, we are able to test and evaluate the initial design solutions against the realities and constraints of a site early on to see how things actually work, or don’t.