Founded in 2008, Waterstreet Studio is a multi-disciplinary environmental design firm with offices in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia. Foremost, we are landscape architects committed to client service and effective creativity.

Our work at Waterstreet is focused on planning and design of residential properties; commercial and institutional campuses; rural conservation tracts; civic spaces and urban streetscapes.  Responding to such diversity, we employ a philosophy and approach that promotes creative expression, pioneering thought and active contribution among all disciplines and stakeholders.  We listen, we interpret and then we create.

Whether working with private land owners, institutions, municipalities or development professionals, our primary objective is to connect people to place, creating purposeful and engaging landscapes that are both economically viable and environmentally responsible. 



Over the years we have assembled a team of dedicated professionals with a broad range of experience and expertise in such diverse fields as design, civil engineering, construction, urban planning, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental science, land development, real estate, cultural anthropology and fine arts.  Collectively, our staff holds professional certifications or licensure in landscape architecture, civil engineering, real estate, arboriculture and horticulture. 



  • Landscape Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Residential and Public Garden Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Planning
  • Campus Planning
  • Rural Properties Planning and Conservation
  • Urban Design
  • Site Development Planning and Entitlement

Additional Services:  Commercial Site Design - Rural Conservation - Stormwater Management Design and Permitting - Erosion and Sediment Control Design and Permitting - Corporate Campus Planning - Urban Planning - Zoning Analyses - Water Resource Planning - Farm and Estate Design - Road Design - Streetscape Design - Park Design - Natural Resource Management - Green Roof Design - Ecological Master Planning - Environmental Design - Meadow Reclamation - Horticulture Consulting - Arboriculture Planning - Green Infrastructure - Rainwater Harvesting Design - Landscape Management and Maintenance Planning - Planting Design - Lighting Design - Irrigation Design - Historic Landscape Preservation - Urban Infill Development - Hospitality and Event Venue Design - Landscape Restoration - Sustainable Site Design - LEED - Cultural Resource Consulting - Retreat Planning



When we accept a commission, our foremost goal is to provide creative, effective, and efficient solutions to our client's needs.  We proceed from the premise that all commissions are unique; deserving of a thoughtfully tailored planning and design approach. Following is an illustrative outline of the prototypical process we employ and modify based on the particular requirements of the project.   

Existing Conditions Documentation and Research


Analysis and Site Programming


Precedent Study


Master Planning and Schematic Design 


Visualization and Approvals


Drawing Development, Construction Documents, Permitting


Construction Administration and Design Collaboration