Service Overview

We design beautiful, sustainable site-specific landscapes with solutions to real-world problems. Our innovative results are driven by evidence-based design solutions and our signature design approach to listening and understanding your vision.  Through our work, we enhance your quality of life by designing purposeful and resilient connections to nature.

We bring nature’s beauty and brilliance into your project’s design and impact.


  • Site Analysis
  • Master Planning
  • Campus Design
  • Park/Greenway Design
  • Roof Gardens
  • Urban Streetscape and Plaza Design
  • Land Planning

Our Signature Design Approach

We utilize a Signature Design Approach that is distinctive in the design professions. By combining the most current research and evidence-based design approaches with a carefully curated approach to listening and understanding, we are able to leverage our depth of experience to consistently deliver innovative, artful solutions on time and on budget.

1. Listening/Learning (Deep Discovery)

Before we draw a single line, we will have listened intently, asked probing questions, and developed an understanding of the site and the budget. We take a holistic approach, going deep to understand the needs of the client, the project, and the site.

2. Visioning Collaboration

Every project is unique and requires clear vision to get to a concept that delivers on the client’s needs both functionally and aesthetically. From the listening, learning, and discovery in step one we collaborate with the client to arrive at the right concept for their project.

3. Innovative Design

New research and information become available continually, and we strive to stay on top of the research and combine cutting-edge ideas with our depth of experience to create innovative and elegant design solutions.

4. Strategic Project Management

The design process can be complex, fluid, and changeable. Summit works with the client to clearly define the process and the deliverables so we can provide the results you need on budget and on time.

5. Effective Implementation

Our people are our greatest asset, and together we have the diverse set of skills necessary to shepherd your project from concept to completion. From architecture to site design to engineering, we have the breadth of experience and professional expertise to successfully implement projects of any scale.

Service Contact

Brandon Johnson, PE

Civil Engineering Department Manager

1110 Navaho Drive, Suite 600, Raleigh, NC 27609