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Reaching Out to Our Communities – Online

Here we are, in an ever-changing situation. As we strive to stay healthy during this crisis, we have come to value our outdoor community spaces and our connection with nature

Getting Outside, Now More Than Ever

By Casey Case, RLA, Gates + Associates The business closures and shelter-in-place orders resulting from the novel coronavirus are turning things upside down, but are also bringing some things back

Gates Gives Back

From the beginning, over 42 years ago, the founders of Gates + Associates knew that giving back would be central to their mission. In addition to the impacts of Gates’

spatial direction and identity: wayfinding within a campus refresh

DEFINITIONS... WHAT IS WAYFINDING? How can we help you find your way in a new environment if we’re not there to show you around? Entry features, signs, maps, landmarks, and

Drawing as Discovery: A Weekend With James Richards

A few weekends ago, Gatesters set out to brush up on their sketching skills with James Richards. James is a fellow urban designer as well as a travel artist, professor

Awards: San Tomas & Monroe Community Park

The American Public Works Association, Silicon Valley Chapter (APWA) honors San Tomas & Monroe Neighborhood Park & Community Garden as its 2019 Project of the Year! The park and community

8 Plants That Look Good In Winter

Sick of winter gloom and ready for spring and summer sunshine? When we think about beautiful plants, flashy spring blooms and attractive fall foliage often come to mind. Winter isn’t

Landscape Architects In Love With Landscape Architecture

We all have projects that remind us why we do what we do. Hear from the Gates' team as they share some of their favorite landscape architecture projects and companies

Top 5 Plants With Color Foliage

When it comes to color in the landscape, many people automatically think of flowers. While flowers are a great addition to a design, they can be very seasonal and temporary.

The Future of Community Engagement: Review of IAP2 Conference

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) conference did not disappoint. When the collective group is comprised of public participation specialists, you expect to see sessions incorporating all the best