At Human Nature, our practice follows our values:
Strive to heal and restore the land and our relationship to it.
Maintain a local / regional focus to the site.
Plant the Seeds
Educate ourselves and others.
Awareness + Inclusivity
Practice informed decision-making.
Environmental Design Symphony
Pursue multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Explorer vs. Expert
Practice design as a process of discovery.
Celebrate the Dialogue Between
People and the Land
Practice design as an act of celebration, not problem-solving.
Excellence + Value
Focus on quality from design through construction.
Weave the region together with our work.
990 St. Paul Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45206
2026 Murray Hill, Room #5, Cleveland, OH 44106
design of interpretive / educational elements
site + landscape management plans
permit + regulatory preparation
construction documentation + observation
historic preservation + adaptive reuse
program analysis + development
inventory + analysis
mixed-use + residential development
institutional visioning + development
funding + phasing strategies
regional + watershed planning
environmental + community planning
land use planning
GIS database development + analysis
natural + cultural resources assessment
cost / benefit analysis
natural resource management
stream + habitat restoration design
urban forest management
district / development guidelines
neighborhood + community development plans
development plans / PUDs
LEED + Living Building Challenge strategies
site selection / feasibility
site planning + design
3-D renderings + visualization
public presentation facilitation + support
Human Nature was created to focus upon the planning/design of public open spaces and open space systems (parks, preserves, trails, greenways, streetscapes, neighborhoods, plazas and public art). These places offer the best opportunities for communities to express themselves through a celebration of cultural and natural resources. We believe that the inspiration for design lies within the special qualities of the site, the potential users of the facilities, and the people that build them. This is how we find the "Human Place in Nature".
Since 1995 Human Nature has led or collaborated on planning and design projects, led community engagement, produced construction documents, and provided construction administration for projects from greater Cincinnati to China. We strive for quality throughout the development of construction documents and administration phases to ensure that the completed project comes in on budget and meets or exceeds client expectations. Our unique approaches to planning and design result in successful and sustainable projects.
community service projects
Liuzhou Friendship Garden
Berlin Wall Monument at The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Susan’s Memorial Garden at McMicken Health Collaborative
Liberty Garden in Eden Park
Cincinnati Flower Show
Millennium Project in Eden Park
Fort Thomas Gateway Parks
Freedom Tree Program
Downtown Cincinnati Holidays
Ohio River Way
Regional Water Trails
Milford Urban Trail
Licking River Greenway Trail Art Program
Green Umbrella Regional Resource Mapping
Green Umbrella Regional Trails Forum
community service support