Robert McGinnis Landscape Architects (RMLA) is founded on the belief that deep research and site interpretation are necessary to support responsible resource management, healthy communities, and the design of sustainable and compelling new landscape interventions. We—in collaboration with our clients—are creative change agents integrating heritage values within design processes challenged by rapid urbanization, resource scarcity, declining infrastructure, and climate change.
RMLA is a small studio offering design, planning, and heritage conservation services to governmental, institutional, and private clients throughout the United States and abroad. RMLA is focused on research-driven projects requiring collaborations with planners, architects, engineers, historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, ecologists, tourism specialists, materials conservators, and horticulturists. The studio specializes in addressing design challenges situated at the intersection of community and landscape history with the interpretation and management of significant places. Complementing and informing the heritage conservation practice is the firm’s expertise involving urban design, landscape architecture, resource management, and landscape interpretive planning and exhibit design. RMLA seeks out opportunities to collaborate on the design of new interventions within highly sensitive places including institutional and educational landscapes, campuses, civic and public spaces, parks and open space systems, memorials and monuments, and heritage museums.