The land and natural resources that we enjoy as a nation are the basis of our affluence, well-being and continued prosperity. As the pressures on these resources increase, sustainable planned and orderly management of the physical environment is becoming mandatory. Maxian + Horst, landscape architects and land planners, is dedicated to the application of wise planning methods and creative decision-making processes while providing a diversified range of services in the planning, design and development of sustainable land areas and outdoor spaces for human use.
The firm provides complete personalized service with an emphasis on thorough background research and a sound implementation process tailored for each client's individual needs. The office personnel approach each project as a unique problem. A data base is developed including all relevant physical and cultural resources, budget considerations, and a process is designed for project development and implementation.
In each case, this process is influenced by numerous factors, including scale, time, complexity, available technology, public participation, and client goals.
The appropriate process for each project may vary from a description of a resource with an intuitive design decision to a formal staged procedure involving data inventory, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. The end product may be a project actually constructed in the physical environment; it may be a written document, such as an environmental impact statement or a funding application; or it may be a visual master plan regarding general land use recommendations. Whatever the project goal or product, the members of the firm commit their skills and creative problem-solving abilities to achieving an appropriate, high quality result.