DG2 Design

Designing for Trail Sustainability

By: Christina Hughey   Figure 1: Trail Sustainablity    Trails provide much more than hours of fun, trails help protect our environment. A trail built for sustainability reduces damage to plants, reduces disturbance to wildlife, reduces damage to soil and much more. A trail built right will last for...

Tower Grove Park + the Gardenesque Style (Part 2)

Figure 1: Master plan for Tower Grove Park in the 1870's Tower Grove Park was originally designed by its founder, Henry Shaw, in the 1860’s. Shaw envisioned the park as a much needed “pleasure ground” for the city, and developed the plans in the Gardenesque style...

Tower Grove Park + the Gardenesque Style (Part 1)

An icon of modern day St. Louis, Tower Grove Park was first opened over a century ago, during the heyday of the Victorian era when much of American culture was heavily influenced by that of Europe. Over the years the park has remained largely unchanged...

Natural Surface Trails

By: Christina Hughey   (source)   There is no right or wrong trail, just the right trail for the project. Soft surface trails are a natural alternative to paved trails. Offering an inexpensive choice. One great thing about natural surface trails is that you can install them much faster...

A Visit to Shaw Nature Reserve

By: Christina Hughey I recently visited Shaw Nature Reserve located on the Meramec River, in Gray Summit. Although not everything was green yet, it was still quite beautiful! Shaw has many trails and provides many different hiking/walking opportunities. Shaw has a large prairie with a tepee...

Healing gardens for Veterans

By: Christina Hughey When returning from war, soldiers will have to adapt back to regular civilian life, it might be hard for some to adjust right away. In addition to the stress of adapting, some may have been wounded from the war physically and or mentally....

Kids Grow in the Garden

By: Christina Hughey It’s finally that time of year again. Spring! Everything is starting to grow and new life begins. Just the other week I arrived at a friend’s house to see her and her beautiful children finish up planting seeds. They smiled as they placed...

Go Green Go Native for Saint Patrick’s Day

By: Christina Hughey   Perhaps one of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s day this year is to go eco green! By helping the environment around St. Patrick’s day we can have a fun productive holiday, as well as give back to our community and...

Outside Play Becoming Non Existent

By: Christina Hughey (source) Maybe one of the biggest concerns for children of this generation is the lack of time spent outdoors. Perhaps you have heard of the term Nature Deflect Disorder, this phrase came from the book Last Child in the Woods. Basically, describing the...

JOIN our TEAM!

We are currently looking for a dynamic, motivated and personable Landscape Architect/Designer - with 0-2 years experience to join our team at the Eureka office. This position will support and strengthen our existing capabilities in master planning and design projects including parks, greenways, public spaces, ecosystem restoration, residential, and commercial. The...