New challenges have materialized over the past 20 years of the firm’s practice however that has required more sophisticated analysis and the ability to quantify benefits for clients, design partners, and regulators. With a heavy focus on both human and ecological health, Sherwood is pushing into new territories within the field of site design through the use of urban heat island modeling to prove the importance of landscape design; hybrid stormwater management strategies focused on supporting a site’s ecohydrology in concert with the often seemingly transactional C.3 stormwater management requirements; and incorporation of the right blend of infrastructure and landscape for the most fire and flood resilient approaches to a site.

John Leys will share insights into Sherwood’s approach, methods that often start with a small shift in mindset, and some of the latest tools available to ensure the best outcomes are achieved.