The Built Environment Re-Imagined.
Studio Sustena’s comprehensive landscape architectural + civil site services integrate thoughtful design and solid engineering for on-ground and elevated landscapes, emphasizing the distinctive and memorable opportunities inherent to each project site. Our working approach is unique, blending specialty technical skill sets, nimble design tools, horticultural insight and innovative sustainable design expertise. Inspired by the connection between people and local ecology, grounded in materials research and continuous constructability discussion, and emphasizing collaborative dialogue with architects, owners and operations personnel, we create beautiful spaces that foster work, learning, and community.
Oaklyn Branch Library
Design Innovation Studio
We believe that with each new project challenge there is opportunity for excellence. We’ve coined “Design Innovation Studio” to echo our philosophy and to describe our distinctive marriage of artistry, thought leadership, technical expertise, and civic engagement.
Connected. Well Crafted. Inspirational.
In every project, we strive to integrate community perspectives and insights. We aim to design spaces that celebrate the best traditions of their location and have the flexibility to grow with their residents. The social and environmental relationships that define each setting frame our design perspective. Borrowing from human centered design principles and powered by a highly collaborative spirit, we advance holistic designs that respect and enhance each site’s inherent health, context, resilience and beauty.
Resilient Planting Design
Studio Sustena practices a resilient planting philosophy. Our landscapes are curated to adapt over time. Resilient planting communities rely on inherent functionality that occurs in the natural environment. We translate these co-operative planting communities into the built environment prioritizing bio-diversity, ease of maintenance, and the long-term health of the landscape.
Studio Sustena creates extraordinary experiences through beautiful and artistic urban landscapes that help promote sustainability.
Our extensive design expertise in integrated landscape architecture, site design, and elevated landscapes make us a valuable partner to architects, developers, and other philosophically-minded institutions looking to increase the vision and functionality of their space. Our holistic and innovative approach to designing and implementing high performing landscapes will assure the longevity and overall sustainability of the project.
Studio Sustena is a women-owned business with WBE certification.