The Landscape Architecture Department at Craven Thompson & Associates, Inc. was created in 1985 when its first Registered Landscape Architect joined the team. The Landscape Architecture department was initially created in response to increased public and private concern for natural systems, environmental quality and community appearance. CTA has been actively engaged in Landscape Architecture ever since, resulting in hundreds of important landscape architectural projects in South Florida.

Headed by Mr. Joseph Handley for the last 30 years, the Landscape Architecture department has grown into a full service department tackling challenging landscape architectural projects time and time again. Born and raised in Broward County, Mr. Handley, has always been concerned with providing sustainable, creative design solutions that would survive and flourish through the test of time. This design direction is shared by all of the landscape architects at Craven Thompson.

As the expertise continues to grow within the landscape architecture team, so do the services readily available to our clients. These services include:

  • Master Planning
  • Due Diligence Studies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Planning
  • Site Plan Processing
  • Landscape Design
  • Hardscape Design
  • Resort Planning
  • Site Amenity Design
  • Irrigation Design
  • SFWMD Consumptive Water Use Permitting
  • Parks, Recreation and Sports Field Design
  • Roadway & Streetscape Design
  • LEED AP services

Craven Thompson’s Landscape Architectural department is proud of our long list of successful developments that we have been involved in over the last 34 years. A few of these such projects include Sawgrass Mills Regional Mall, Miramar Business Center, Broward County Greenways, West Regional Library, Miramar Regional Park, Elan Maison, Plantation Walk, the Sunrise Passive Parks and Sportplex.

We believe time is a critical ingredient for any project, and proper planning minimizes the time in executing a project. We are prepared to provide the Landscape Architectural services in a responsive, creative, professional manner to move the project forward in the shortest possible time.

Our Landscape Architects are encouraged to take an active part in their professional societies and are all members of the American Society of Landscape Architects.