LBA Landscape Architecture joins WLA

LBA Landscape Architecture has recently joined WLA as a partner. Thanks to the generosity and support of the landscape profession, we are able to continue publishing projects, news, and competitions and advocating on behalf of the profession. We welcome LBA Landscape Architecture and look forward to learning more about their projects in the future.

Achieving the highest level of sustainability – Frick Environmental Center, a certified Living Building, Pittsburgh, PA. Photography – Massery Photography Inc

LBA Landscape Architecture engages in purposeful and collaborative design which can transform our world. It can unite, enrich, and strengthen communities. It can foster a drive to protect and restore ecology, create a space of calm, vibrance, or even whimsy, and promote economic vitality. The promise of what could be informs every project we touch. From landscape architecture to urban design to land planning, our commitment to vision, understanding, and artistry achieves the extraordinary.

Highlighting native plants in an immersive landscape – Westmoreland Museum of American Art expansion with Ennead Architects, Greensburg, PA. Photography – Massery Photography Inc.

LBA was founded 40 years ago by Jack LaQuatra and Frederick R. Bonci to advance the profession of landscape architecture and provide quality design services for clients who share a desire to develop significant, engaging, and memorable landscapes. Drawing on the rich legacy of our profession, we are committed to understanding the historical precedents of each locale while working diligently to express the intricacies of the site, thereby arriving at unique and contextual design solutions. We aim to seamlessly integrate natural systems, habitats, and ecologically sound principles that result in innovative, elegant, meaningful, and timeless landscapes. We create places for people, places that are sustainable both ecologically and economically, that elevate one’s sense of place, celebrating their unique history and culture, engaging them in a rich social, civic, and equitable environment.

Reconnecting a fractured neighborhood – Frankie Pace Park, Pittsburgh’s first freeway cap park, Pittsburgh, PA. Photography – Massery Photography Inc.

From work in our beloved City of Pittsburgh to work around the country and world, we put our heart and soul into each project, leaving the land in a better place for generations to come.

Reclaiming public space from the vehicle to the pedestrian and enhancing identity – University of Pittsburgh Central Campus Public Spaces, Pittsburgh, PA. Photography – Alexander Denmarsh.

We create landscapes that inspire people, create memories, and connect to nature.

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Damian Holmes is the Founder and Editor of World Landscape Architecture (WLA). He is a registered landscape architect (AILA) working in international design practice in Australia. Damian founded WLA in 2007 to provide a website for landscape architects written by landscape architects. Connect on Linkedin at