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FIRM PROFILE

Ironwood Design Group is a landscape architecture and planning firm based in Newmarket, New Hampshire with completed projects throughout New England. The firm was founded on the belief that extraordinary environments can inspire and lift the human spirit. Our dedicated staff of landscape architects, designers, and planners at Ironwood savors the challenge of fusing nature, culture, art, science, economics, and community into each design endeavor. We harmonize the built environment with natural systems elevating this complex relationship to a high design priority.

Ours is a firm for the twenty-first century—adaptive and agile. The Ironwood office maintains a complete suite of industry-standard technology for in-house production of project deliverables, and we invest in the training and research necessary to stay current in that technology. Our technological capabilities afford an efficient work style allowing us to adeptly serve clients and respond to evolving projects demands.

The Ironwood approach to the design process is client-focused. We develop a deep understanding of client objectives and the opportunities and constraints of every project to create innovative implementable design solutions. Projects are conceptualized through open discussions, collaborative workshops, and constructive critiques with clients, consultants, and end-users. Design concepts are refined and evaluated against client objectives, site conditions, and the regulatory environment. We value productive client partnerships to realize common goals.

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We are committed to research, education, and sharing ideas to ensure that our clients benefit from the most sound contemporary thinking in landscape architecture and planning. We are able to create context sensitive solutions within all project environments, from urban and rural locales to coastal and mountainous locations. Our landscape architects hold professional licenses in New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

CORE VALUES

SERVICES

Our expertise is broad-based and diverse, providing services to private and public sector clients throughout the northeast United States and abroad.

Landscape Architecture

Community visioning and participation initiatives
Open space and recreation planning and design
Greenway planning and design
Campus planning and design
Pedestrian and bicycle path planning and design
Park and playground planning and design
Historic landscape rehabilitation, restoration and adaptive reuse
Cemetery planning and design
Public art commissions and memorial planning and design
Public performance spaces
Residential site and garden design
Residential community planning and design
Resort and ecotourism planning and design
Commercial and retail site planning and design
Site maintenance programming and management

Land Planning

Site selection and feasibility studies
Site analysis and master planning
Vegetation inventories
Land preservation studies
Scenic resource assessments and view-shed studies
Design guidelines and standards
Form-based codes

Urban Design

Streetscape design and urban revitalization
Gateway and portal design
Town centers and transit oriented planning and design
Urban massing studies
Hardscape and plaza design
ADA compliance / universal accessibility
Adaptive redevelopment
Green urbanism
Environmental Design
Low impact, sustainable development
Green roof design

Stormwater management planning

Bioretention and rain garden design
Pond, wetlands and water feature design
Habitat creation and restoration
Ecological inventories, assessments and permitting
Natural resource preservation / restoration / mitigation
Erosion and sediment control design

Supplementary Services

Illustrative presentation plans and visualizations
3-D computer modeling
Signage and wayfinding design
Graphic design
Expert witness testimony
Site inspections

TEAM

AFFILIATIONS

Ironwood is proud to be affiliated with the following professional organizations.

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American Society of Landscape Architects

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Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

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Boston Society of Landscape Architects

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Granite State Landscape Architects

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AIA New Hampshire

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American Planning Association

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U.S. Green Building Council

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NH Board of Landscape Architects Roster