Design Assistance

NLI provides design assistance, review, and instruction services to private and public institutions that offer formal and nonformal education and cultural services to children. NLI works with community partners, including landscape architects, to create model, research-based, ecologically viable outdoor settings. NLI believes that effective design must be a community-based process that engages all relevant stakeholders in developing a project mission, vision, and design objectives to support a consensus-based design solution. Clients include:

  • Child development centers
  • Parks and recreation systems
  • Public and independent schools (including Montessori schools and charter schools committed to outdoor values)
  • Children's museums
  • Zoos
  • Botanical gardens
  • Arboreta
  • Residential developers
  • Municipal, state and federal agencies
  • Nonprofit and private corporations

View selected projects here.