Site Development

Landscape Architecture should be approached as an extension of the cultural, geophysical and ecological processes that have shaped the land. Accordingly, our approach requires not only a comprehensive knowledge of the cultural and physical components of a site, but also a thorough understanding of the desires of the client and the users.

CMW, a Lexington based architectural, engineering and landscape architectural firm, specializes in providing comprehensive landscape architectural services with a primary focus on recreational, commercial, institutional and government projects. Our landscape architecture practice thrives on the challenge of projects that demand a comprehensive intellectual, artistic and collaborative design process. Our landscape architects use a multi-disciplinary design approach throughout each project to emphasize a building-to-site relationship unachievable with a more traditional approach. The result is a natural, seamless transition between the landscape and its surrounding context. CMW designs with an open mind and sense of excitement about each client’s unique needs and vision, creating durable landscaping that meets functional goals and is aesthetically pleasing year round. Our vision is to create memorable places that provide timeless value for our clients and the communities they serve.

Combining landscape architecture, master planning and site development, CMW’s staff helps to create wonderful and livable spaces to be enjoyed by all. CMW is dedicated to the belief that responsible environmental planning and design results from a deep understanding of the land and its elements, an ability to visualize space and a knowledge of our client’s needs. We also believe in and practice facilitating and fostering client involvement during the planning process to ensure the successful realization of our client’s vision. Our team approaches each project with the foundation of landscape architecture, while attending to construction and engineering details.

CMW has provided landscape architectural design services for both public and private projects and has great experience managing all project phases, from feasibility studies, to the initial design phase through construction observation. A value-based company focused on providing excellent service with integrity and honesty, CMW has grown to become one of Kentucky’s largest and most reputable design firms for the following types of work: Civic, Commercial, Equine, Historic Preservation, Healthcare, Hospitality, Justice, Religious, Residential and Recreational.

CMW areas of specialty include all of the following:

  • Sustainable design, LEED accreditation for site and landscape issues
  • Community and regional parks and trails
  • Urban plazas paving, plantings and amenities
  • Downtown streetscape revitalization corridors incorporating landscape beautification
  • Rural roadway landscape planning and design
  • Site development and landscape design for churches, hospitals and commercial facilities

The landscape architects at CMW in Lexington, Kentucky are committed to meeting client needs by providing exceptional service. Our design approach integrates creativity and common sense resulting in finished projects that are efficient to implement, distinguish and sustain. CMW has developed a strong reputation by delivering personal service and attention to detail on every project. Our mission is to use innovative ideas to create distinctive landscaping projects. With every project, we aspire to exceed client expectations with uncompromising quality standards, strict attention to detail and value-added services.

CMW provides innovative landscape architectural planning solutions that showcase the special character of each project, respect the surrounding environment and stress the optimum use of all resources. Our comprehensive process focuses on a site’s capacity for development and how best to achieve the desired outcome.