In 1999, David Young founded DWY Landscape Architects. Today, DWY is an award-winning and internationally recognized full-service design and planning firm.
We work to create a thoughtful integration of the land and built environment to create a sense of place and ensure a seamless relationship between the two. We believe landscape architecture is an integration of horticulture, art, and architecture. We are stewards of the land who work to blur the boundaries between the indoors and outdoors and deepen humanity’s relationship with nature.
What began as a small residential practice has evolved into a firm with a wide range of commissions. Across different types of projects, we thrive to integrate green design principles into residential communities, hospitality and resort, cultural and educational institutions, commercial and mixed-use development, streetscapes and transportation, and municipal parks. With each unique project, DWY follows a creative and collaborative process that is in touch with the ‘spirit’ of the site's spatial influences, architecture and natural environment. The focus is always on the development of space, clarity of design, continuity with the architecture, and use of regional and sustainable materials to result in a harmonious balance of built and natural elements.