The Benefits of Landscape Architecture on Health & Wellbeing

Written by: Rachel Washington

There are many ways that landscape architecture can contribute to improving our health and well-being. For example, designing green spaces that not only look beautiful but also provide opportunities for physical activity and social interaction can help us stay active and connected to others.

In urban areas, landscape architecture can help mitigate the effects of air and noise pollution by introducing more vegetation and greenery. This can have a positive impact on our respiratory health and reduce stress levels.

Landscape architecture can also help support mental health by creating spaces that promote relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness. Features such as water features, natural textures and scents, and quiet seating areas can all contribute to a calming and peaceful environment.

Designing with nature also means taking into account the natural systems and processes that exist in a given environment. This can include incorporating sustainable practices such as rainwater harvesting, composting, and using native plant species to support local ecosystems.

Overall, landscape architecture has a critical role to play in improving our health and well-being. By designing with nature, we can create spaces that are not only beautiful but also functional, sustainable, and supportive of our physical, mental, and emotional health.

An outdoor seating area with two tables, two umbrellas, a large green wall and various plants
Path leading to a small stage surrounded by trees and shrubs

Meet Our Director of Landscape Architecture

Eric Lanehart, PLA, ISA

Eric has over 20 years of experience in the landscape architecture and land planning industry. He has worked mainly in North Florida, but has completed projects in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. He has managed multiple site planning, landscape, hardscape, and irrigation design projects for a diverse client base.

Eric’s project types include amenity centers, parks and recreation facilities, commercial, industrial, mixed-use, multi-family, and single-family developments. He has always worked closely with engineers, planners, consultants, and client staff to gain approval prior to producing detailed cost analysis, quality renderings, and construction documents.

As an Arborist, he has performed numerous site analysis to determine tree species, tree health and structural stability along with helping clients reduce tree mitigation costs.

Eric is passionate about enhancing the beauty of projects through creative and sustainable landscape design.

In need of landscape architecture services for your project? We would be happy to partner with you!

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