Landscape Architecture

Design Alaska’s Landscape Architecture and Land Planning Studio offers a full line of services that range from presentational concept renderings to detailed landscape construction documents. Our landscape architecture team works in conjunction with Design Alaska’s many other disciplines to ensure that every design element is reviewed, evaluated and tested in order to create livable, usable, year round outdoor spaces.

With annual temperatures ranging from -50 to +90 degrees Fahrenheit, interior Alaska is a beautiful but rugged landscape that challenges even the best landscape planners. The Landscape Architectural services provided at Design Alaska draw off of years of experience living, working and recreating in the interior Alaskan environment. Our Landscape Architecture and Site Planning Studio is led by John Rowe, RLA, ASLA. John has been providing professional landscape architectural services since 1993 and has been associated with the landscape construction field since 1985. Living and working in Fairbanks has given John an exceptional understanding of northern environments and four season design principles. His unique experience in this field enables him to develop highly functional, aesthetically pleasing outdoor spaces that function year round in some of the world’s harshest climates. John is active in the community and is currently serving on the Campus Landscape and Outdoor Art committee for the University of Alaska – Fairbanks, the City of Fairbanks Landscape Advisory Board, and is a member of the Winter Cities Institute, an organization dedicated to improving the livability of northern communities.

Valdez Beautification Master Plan

Some of the Landscape Architecture services we provide include:

  • Winter/ Four Season Design & Planning
  • Landscape Code Compliance Plans 
  • Master Planning 
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Sustainability & Restoration Planning
  • Downtown Planning & Streetscape Design 
  • Trail and Greenway Planning and Design 
  • Park and Playground Design 
  • Commercial and Retail Developments 
  • Industrial and Office Park Developments 
  • School and Institutional Developments

Uaf Butrovich Building Site Renewal


Uaf Engineering Building Landscape


Campbell Creek Parking Lot


Ft. Greely Master Plan


North Pole Memorial Park