Landscape Architecture for the Senses

Designing for the senses - Creating outdoor spaces that engage all our senses

8/11/20231 min read

As landscape architects, we strive to create outdoor places that engage more than just the sense of sight. Thoughtfully designed spaces should speak to all our senses - touch, sound, smell and even taste - to create a multi-sensory experience.

Beyond visual beauty, we consider how spaces feel as people move through them: The sound of water features masking traffic noise, the scent of flowers or herbs planted to evoke memories, textures underfoot that encourage barefoot play, or harmless plants that entice touch.

Every materiality and spatial quality offers an opportunity to enhance sensory perception. Elements of landscape architecture become experiential encounters when interacting with the body on a sensory level.