The Firm

At Traverse we are committed to a participatory design process engaging clients, user groups, and stakeholders in the creation of unique and meaningful spaces and places.  We are known for our willingness to listen, our creative solutions, and our deep experience in people-centered, ecologically sensitive design.

Our practice revolves around collaboration with our clients—helping them negotiate and navigate a process that isn’t always linear, yet is always moving forward. We strategically choose the best path toward realizing project goals and creating a distinct sense of place through design.

What We Do

We create beautiful, functional, and environmentally sustainable places while respecting specific budget, site, and scheduling constraints. Our expertise extends beyond design to encompass site-planning, placemaking and other related services. 

  • Master Planning
  • Permitting
  • Site Planning
  • Concept Design
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documentation
  • Athletic Field Design
  • Athletic Field Assessments 
  • Design Guidelines
  • Graphic Representation
  • Landscape Assessments

Our Clients

Our design, site planning, and placemaking expertise attracts a diverse range of clients. We work with architects, other design firms, developers, management groups, athletic and facilities directors, and heads of buildings and grounds, as well as municipal officials, high-end residential owners, and cultural, historic, and environmental organizations.

Parks & Open Spaces

We’re committed to creating places that celebrate the outdoors,  addressing vital issues like sustainability, sea level rise, and lack of open space, while being ever-conscious of budgetary and maintenance requirements. View Work

Athletics

Our athletic projects are designed to ensure comfort, performance and safety for athletes, coaches and spectators while recognizing the importance sports and recreation play  in the cultural and social life of communities. View Work

Healthcare

We work to express the healing power of landscape. We understand the time and costs of maintenance, repair and operations and work with owners and stakeholders to maximize the benefits to patients and other users. View Work

Hospitality

We believe that landscapes should be welcoming and relaxing, while celebrating the natural features and ecology of a place. View Work

Academic

From suburban schools to urban college campuses, we design spaces that improve access, foster outdoor learning, and enhance quality of life. View Work

Commercial & Mixed Use

It’s our goal to highlight the distinctive assets of each site in ways that enrich visitor experience and promote a sense of place. View Work

Gardens

We see gardens as spaces for enjoying life, discovering the environment around us and having a place to dwell in the world. View Work

Civic

We focus on public spaces that bring life back to a community and create a positive impact—culturally, socially, and environmentally. View Work

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Our Process

“We think about people as we work through a project. Creating spaces. Improving lives. Connecting people to a place and community. Connecting people to each other.”