Landscape Architecture LLC
Landscape Architecture LLC
The Master Plan, the Design, Permitting, Construction, Full Project Management - Step by step, we make getting to a beautiful landscape easier for you with less risk, better results, and higher value.
Since 1999, DBLA has worked with homeowners, building architects, engineers, legal and real estate professionals and government agencies to bring out the best that big and small properties have to offer.
DBLA renders ordinary spaces into extraordinary places.
"The best decision we made was to hire David's company."
H. Segalas - Vero Beach, FL - 1999
Director of factory development for worldwide consumer products corporation, retired
"Good Listener. The firm is knowledgeable and trustworthy, understood our needs."
D. Knise - McLean, VA - 2001
President and CEO of a national insurance company
"Very good design emerged... it was on schedule and within expected expenditures. To implement the aesthetic qualities of the design, it was important that the designer oversee the construction crew. Environmentally conscious and innovative."
D. Brown - Washington, DC - 2000
Senior Vice President/Public Policy and General Counsel of a national media association, retired
David Bartsch Landscape Architecture LLC is a professional site planning, design, and project management firm. Based in Cambridge and Nantucket, Massachusetts and in business since 1999, DBLA brings customized service and exceptional, thoughtful design solutions to residential and commercial property owners, public agencies, developers, and allied design professionals.
Our focus is to help land owners and decision makers to move ahead with the best information available. We develop cost effective, functional and beautiful solutions that enhance long-term value, utility and appearance. In socially and environmentally responsible ways, we transform ordinary settings into extraordinary settings.
Our whole-project perspective integrates and informs the work of surveyors, engineers, and building architects. Our collaborative process and comprehensive results add meaning, fresh originality, and a finer level of aesthetic and technical finish to every setting.
Sustainability informs each aspect of our work. It has been an integral part of Landscape architects' lexicon and practice since the profession was first widely recognized in 1899.
DBLA's purpose is to work with you to create a landscape the reflects your style and your needs. DBLA brings decades of experience and broad study of extraordinary places across the globe. This ongoing research combined with solid experience informs the design of space through materials, placement, form, light, symmetry, rhythm, and movement.
A homeowner might seek a cutting-edge swimming pool or a fountain, a bold plane of wild grasses, lush gardens, sport courts, or private spots to cook, dine, entertain, and relax outdoors.
Commercial properties often require better visibility, improved lighting, parking and driveways that actually work, and plantings that help organize and improve a busy setting.
Our work for municipal and state agencies makes public spaces better for large numbers of people, from improved circulation through new traffic roundabouts, to public parks, to pedestrian spaces with multiple purposes. We help to plan, design, permit, and oversee implementation of meaningful improvements.
Whatever your needs, DBLA takes into account the context of your property, the sun, wind, and slopes. We make sure your landscape improves its location and meets your budget not just for design and construction, but for ongoing maintenance and operations.
DBLA listens. It's your property and we'll help make it all it can be.
From 1999, David Bartsch has been principal of DBLA, working from Boston, Cambridge, and Nantucket.
For nine years prior to establishing DBLA, David worked with other leading firms on a variety of project types in Boston, Seattle and Paris, including public parks, regional high schools, assisted living facilities, cemeteries, and custom private homes. David oversees projects from Program Development through Construction, ensuring effective project team composition and interaction.
His direct involvement creates cost savings and higher quality results. Hallmarks of David's professional service include sustainable design, close client support, technical expertise, new and unique interpretations of space and form, close attention to detail and materials, and rendering beautiful places from existing spaces.
"Sustainable Practices in Site Planning, Design and Construction"
Presented to the Residential Design and Construction Conference, Boston Society of Architects, 4/2009 and 4/2010.
Let's make your property all it can be - whether it's a new property or creating an engaging spot to relax and enjoy the great outdoors!