Design is the creation of a plan for the construction of an object, system, or any other measurable human interaction with the ecosystem. Ecological Design Partners takes all the parameters of your project in to account before proposing our recommended course of action.
We implement Permaculture - a design system based on ecological principles; the word originally referred to “permanent agriculture.” It has more recently expanded to refer to “Permanent Culture” implying the evolution of our agricultural, architectural, cultural, and technological practices toward a regenerative basis.
The term Permaculture was coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the mid 1970’s to describe an “integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man.” Permaculture seeks to minimize waste, and reduce labor and energy input. Permaculture principles are applied most commonly to the design of buildings and landscapes, by integrating techniques such as agroforestry, natural building, and rainwater harvest. Emphasizing existing patterns in the landscape and the interconnection of species, a permaculturist determines where elements of the built environment should be placed so they can provide maximum benefit to the local ecosystem.
Ecological Design Partners creates and implements regenerative design-based architectural and landscape restoration projects.
Either inert or biodegradable, that is our goal. We address the landscape as a living entity that responds to the changes we impress upon it. Ecological Design Partners creates landscapes by responding to the existing grade, using as many permeable surfaces as possible, and crafting new elements to introduce into the landscape out of glass, metal, stone, or wood and as many native plants as possible. Our goal is to respond to the landscape we inherit and keep in place as many structures, as well as near native or non-invasive hybrid plants, as we can. Right plant, right place is what we work toward, and our goal is to reach your goal - a healthy, biodiverse, thriving ecosystem that delights the senses year round.
We offer commonsense solutions for restoring landscapes and the built environment.