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Wolf Josey recognizes that all landscapes have impact on community and on the environment. With this in mind, our practice seeks to bring thoughtful design and ecological responsibility to every project regardless of size. we see landscape architecture as an opportunity to bring a sense of optimism, craftsmanship, history and location into the design of the land. From the soil and mortar to the seasons and users, the places we design aim to create successful landscapes for people, plants and wildlife.

 

We approach design as both an art and a science with the notion that research and exploration will lead to meaningful, functional and enduring landscapes


our works spans the realm of public, private, and institutional spaces from public parks and college campuses to botanical gardens and private residences.


Institutional

Co-founders Mary Wolf and Paul Josey bring over 40 combined years of experience: from national memorials and award winning urban parks to master plans for botanic gardens, college campuses, and university gardens. Working at various scales, we challenge our work to create functional and didactic places that will last and be loved.

 

public

We see landscape architecture as an opportunity to bring a sense of optimism, craftsmanship, history and location into the design of public spaces. From the soil and mortar to the seasons and users, the places we design aim to create successful landscapes for people, plants and wildlife.

Designing public spaces is a highly collaborative process. We value collaboration and have partnered with architects, developers, churches, schools, neighborhoods, farmers and home owners in Charlottesville and the Mid-East, from New York and Washington DC, to North Carolina,and Florida.

 

PRIVATE

Our residential work includes a wide spectrum of project types from cottage gardens and expansive estates, to edible gardens and agricultural master plans. We strive to merge landscape and architecture through layout and material choices and seek flexibility and versatility in our design through multifunctional and overlapping spaces.Integral to our process is an understanding of the ecological conditions of a site so that planting, soils, sun,and hydrology can inform a design concept, support the ecological functioning of a site and contribute to a dynamic, beautiful, enduring landscape.