ABL Landscape Architecture is principally devoted to the adaptation of historic and/or environmentally sensitive landscapes to contemporary needs and goals. The firm is distinguished by its attention to both rigorous design and to careful follow-through assessment of both hardscape construction and establishment of plant materials. Recent projects include a cultural landscape study for Fairfax County's Ellanor C. Lawrence Park; a feasibility study for Washington and Lee University's recently acquired Arts and Crafts style Belfield estate; integration of parking into Virginia Military Institute's North Main Street slopes, and plans for a downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia festival/performing arts park. Residential projects are also underway in the City of Lexington and Rockbridge County.
ABL assists clients through all phases of a project from initial concept to landscape establishment and maturation. Mindful of the client's need to visualize the final product and also of the client's cost constraints in landscape construction and maintenance, ABL seeks every reasonable means to narrow the uncertainty between design incubation and the desired outcome. Such techniques include photo simulation, 3D scale models, material samples, full scale mock-ups, detailed review of pricing, dialogue with both grounds staff and end-users, and frequent site visits.