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STUDIO

We design landscapes that resonate with their communities and
support a more resilient and sustainable future.

Damon Farber is a landscape architecture and planning studio with roots in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our portfolio embodies the breadth of the landscape architecture profession, and we approach design through a process that is deeply collaborative, curious, and caring. Our studio was founded on the idea that the best solutions are created through teamwork. We strive to learn more about the people we work with, the places we work in, and the communities we serve. Landscape architecture can and should make the world a better place, and we strive to meet this ideal in our practice. When it comes to the challenges facing our communities and our planet, we lean in. 

1 SITES Accredited Professional
45+ Design Awards
We've Worked in 38 States
400 Different Clients
Established in 1981
19 Employees
10 Licensed Landscape Architects
3 LEED Accredited Professionals

how we work

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heritage documentation

Historic Preservation

Site Research

graphic design + illustration

Design Guidelines

Maintenance Guidelines

Signage + Wayfinding

programming + planning

Campus Master Planning

Site + Land Planning

Comprehensive Planning

construction administration

Cost Estimation

Construction Observation

urban design

Streetscape Design

Corridor Plans

Urban Parks

Site Inventory

Site Inventory

Planting Design

Sustainability 

landscape architectural design
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We are thankful for the continued collaboration with so many talented and thoughtful partners. We’ve worked on over 3500 projects collaborating with over 400 different clients since our inception. Our mission is to create inspiring environments that meet the unique needs of our clients and exceed expectations.
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Design that welcomes

We were established on the principle that collaboration with a diverse group of design professionals, through open and honest conversation, will yield innovative design solutions that go beyond the ordinary. Our founder, Damon Farber, was a champion of bringing diverse design perspectives together to strengthen ideas and outcomes through collaboration with allied professionals, an approach that set us apart at the time of our founding. Our modern understanding of diversity has built upon this foundation, and recognizes that an individual’s personal identity and perspective add value to design. Our world is diverse and demands that we engage with people whose life experiences, cultures, perspectives and backgrounds differ from our own. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both in the design of our projects and within the operations and culture of our firm. We offer opportunity and reward success regardless of an individual’s gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, or disability. We actively support a wide variety of groups serving disadvantaged youth to promote careers in the design professions. We recognize that our work is most meaningful and successful when we have engaged voices from different backgrounds and perspectives in our process. 

what we do

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Committed to a more just and equitable future

Damon Farber is committed to creating a more just and equitable future. We strive to achieve this in the work that we do, but also in our culture and internal practices. To this end, we are proud to announce that we have achieved a Just Label from the International Living Future Institute. The Just program is a voluntary disclosure tool for organizations to elevate internal discussions, policies, and procedures, while serving as a measurement framework for social justice issues. In the process of achieving our Label we have reinforced the actions that help us meet our goals and become inspired to take new action in the areas where we could do better. We recognize that we are not perfect and see the Just organization metrics as a tool for us to continually evaluate and improve who we are.

Find our full Just organization profile here. 

where we work

who we are

caring

Caring is a fundamental attribute of what makes our team successful. We approach our work with empathy and understanding for the people we serve and the impact our designs will have on their lives. We work together as designers, but we are also volunteers and thought leaders, parents and friends, and people who genuinely care, both in and out of the office.

collaborative

Collaboration is a cornerstone of who we are. It allows us to tap into the collective knowledge, skills, and perspectives of others to create better designs. By working with team members, clients, and other stakeholders, we gain valuable feedback, insights, and inspiration, helping us refine our ideas and designs. and challenge conventional thinking.

curious

Curiosity plays a fundamental role in driving creativity and innovation in our design process. We ask tough questions, explore new ideas, and seek out innovative solutions to design challenges. By constantly seeking to understand and learn, we expand our knowledge, keep up with emerging trends, and ultimately create more engaging, effective, and impactful designs.

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