Birchwood Design Group Noteworthy News

(PARK)ing Day 2015

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015
(PARK)ing Day 2015

On September 18,  local design firms, community groups, and artist set up their “Parking Day” exhibits on a nine by eighteen foot piece of asphalt in downtown Providence. This year was Birchwood Design Group’s third […]

Re-imaging the Residential Landscape

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015
Re-imaging the Residential Landscape

In 1998 Sarah Susanka revolutionized the housing market and changed our perception of what our modern day home looked like with her book “The Not So Big House”. In 2015 as millennials and boomers alike […]

BDG is excited to be part of Design Week RI 2015

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015
BDG is excited to be part of Design Week RI 2015

Birchwood Design group is excited to be part of Design Week RI this year. On Thursday, September 24th we will be presenting a lunch time eat and speak about all the amazing work landscape architects […]

Tree Huggers of the World Unite!!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015
Tree Huggers of the World Unite!!

Here’s a compelling article from yesterdays Washington Post Scientists discover that the world contains dramatically more trees than previously thought  

Under The Point St. Bridge

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015
Under The Point St. Bridge

I cannot help staring down over the railing of the Point Street Bridge into the ruin that lies in the water. Why does it stop me? My inner child wants to climb down the frame and […]

Say it ain’t so! Frank Gehry to develop a Master Plan for the LA River

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015
Say it ain’t so! Frank Gehry to develop a Master Plan for the LA River

The Los Angeles River as it runs along side of the city of Vernon. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times) As I’m sure most people know by now, Frank Gehry has been working in secret for […]

First Year Perspective

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015
First Year Perspective

Looking for a job is never an easy task when coming straight out of college. In most cases, the goal is to find a job related to your field of study and to your degree. […]

Native Plants in Design

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015
Native Plants in Design

The profession of Landscape Architecture covers a wide range of specialties and talent. Some Landscape Architects practice in a policy position for the National Park Service; others practice as urban planners. While many design for global markets, […]

Small Scale LID Retrofits

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015
Small Scale LID Retrofits

Over the last year we have been working with the Northern Rhode Island Conservation District (NRICD) and their Education and Outreach Coordinator, Molly Allard on the design of  stormwater management retrofits at homes and small […]

What We Talk About About When We Talk About Places…

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015
What We Talk About About When We Talk About Places…

As a landscape architects we strive to create places that will have meaning and relevance for the people who will be using them most. In our work to do this, we often wrestle with language […]