HM White is founded on the principle that the designed landscape is among the most powerful forms of cultural expression. The firm prides itself on creating high performance and multi-functioning landscapes that are rooted into the dynamic needs of the site and its users. Our extensive collaborations with renowned and emerging international talent create site designs that respond to a site’s history and programmatic, architectural and environmental goals with innovation and beauty. Our design approach is to build ecological holistic systems that establish a web of healthy and complimentary inter-relationships.
With a multi-cultural staff, we are committed to the successful maturing of each project, from its initial concept design to construction review and through to its long-term landscape management. Our projects, executed within a diverse set of global locations, vary in scale and program and include designs for public open spaces, urban districts, campus master plans, institutional campuses, historic landscape restorations and private gardens. Each landscape intervention aligns fundamental ecological structures with the needs of human settlements which establish an authority of harmonious longevity and vitality.
Our conviction is that our rigorous process of systematic analysis and research will reveal the inherent order and uniqueness of each setting. The firm’s diverse talents and resources of landscape architects, architects, urban designers and planners undertake each project on an individual basis to find opportunity for a dynamic and relevant future in the fundamentals of the place and the aspirations of the community. What distinguishes the firm is its shared design philosophy:
- Each situation is unique: each setting deserves meticulous assessment, rigorous analysis, and thoughtful synthesis
- Each client’s program deserves a balanced and creative solution, sensitive at all levels to the natural systems and cultural history of its context