ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION + REVEGETATION
MPLA was founded on a deep love for the natural environment.  We take great pride in recreating and enhancing the natural beauty of every site and strive to incorporate habitat creation and native plantings in every project, from small private gardens to large-scale streetscape plantings. more...

COMMUNITY PLANNING
MPLA collaborates with other design and planning firms on large-scale community planning projects, downtown revitalization plans and streetscape design.  MPLA understands the importance of input and involvement of the community members and listens carefully to understand each individual’s perspective. A diverse combination of perspectives inform the design concept and help establish a long term vision for their community. more...

ESTATE PLANNING/FARMLAND PRESERVATION
When planning for the future of large estate parcels or active farmland, MPLA begins by analyzing the natural features of the site.  Slopes, views, existing vegetation, soils, sun and wind exposure, privacy, and zoning regulations are all taken into consideration when determining what areas are most suitable for building and what should be preserved in a reserved area or easement. more...

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
MPLA begins each project by first establishing the client’s program, and then performing a detailed analysis of the site.  As these two tasks are accomplished, a vision emerges that blends the clients’ personal style with the intended use of the space.  The vision is then refined with input from the client and attention to even the smallest details.  The result is a functional and aesthetically pleasing design that incorporates the natural beauty of the existing landscape. more...

COMMERCIAL + INSTITUTIONAL SITE DESIGN