When Glen Schmidt founded his landscape architecture and planning firm, Schmidt Design Group, in 1983, he brought a new ethic to the profession that was not widely shared at that time.

“Early in my professional career, I felt that many firms were missing the mark by concentrating on purely decorative solutions without responding to place, and to our larger environment,” he said. “I believe that landscape architectural design should focus on artful solutions that should also be sustainable and relevant to their environment. I founded Schmidt Design Group to balance artistic expression in design with environmental sensitivity.”

And that is still the firm’s focus 34 years later.

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