Areas of Special Expertise

  • Environmentally Challenging Sites
  • Watershed-based Planning and Stormwater Management
  • Sustainable Design
  •  Context Sensitive Design
  •  Projects seeking Grants or State or Federal Funding

 

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70 North Street

Suite 301

Danbury, CT 06810

203-778-1840

203-744-8334 (Fax)

What Sets Us Apart?

 

Perhaps it is our ability to study a project and visualize a perfect design solution that anticipates the market. 

 

At Didona Associates Landscape Architects, LLc we have a reputation for delivering fresh, new approaches to shaping "rock, soil, plants, air and water". Our clients think of it as our creativity. But the perfect design solution must shape the realities of the site to meet needs of the market, whether that market is a community or a major development. That's our practical side. It is this ability to combine the creative and the practical, to create exceptional designs and marketable assets that sets us apart from the rest.

Danbury Library Plaza designed by Didona Associates
Elmwood Park outdoor design by Didona Associates
Plan for Village of Georgetown designed by Didona Associates
New Fairfield town hall landscape design by Didona Associates

Didona Associates      Landscape Architects Mission

Our mission is to create THRIVING, SUSTAINABLE and RESILIENT outdoor places.  We utilize a design process that is informed by SCIENCE and inspired by ART.  We incorporate solid SITE PLANNING with the principles of COMMUNITY OUTREACH, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLANNING, and NATIVE PLANT DESIGN to create environments that RESPECT NATURE and NURTURE PEOPLE.  We have a reputation of creating visions that inspire as well as plans that work. ​

Danbury Library Plaza. The park has won a design award, and has become the heart of the city. READ MORE

Elmwood Park. The park has won two awards, and has been called “The Precious Treasure Of Danbury.” READ MORE

Village of Georgetown. The resulting park won an award from the CT Urban Forestry Council. READ MORE

Downtown New Fairfield. The town’s bond rating was upgraded as a direct result of improvements that were made. READ MORE

The Client Relationship

 

The main driver of any project is our client's objectives.

 

To achieve these objectives, we create working relationships based upon trust, open communication and mutual respect.

 

Of course, we always listen to the client's desires; but we also provide leadership and guidance by not always saying, "yes."

 

This kind of working relationship results in our very best work and the creation of plans certain to achieve our client's goals.

Contact Us to Get Help with Your Project and Site Challenges in the Tristate Area of CT, NY and MA

 

911 Memorial at Elmwood Park in Western CT

Our Role in Landscape Architecture in CT, MA & NY

 

Landscape Architects are investigators, analysts, designer and implementers. Our role is to create outdoor places that enhance the natural environment and nurture the people that utilize them. Our goal is to create places that THRIVE. 

 

We use a process that starts with the science of investigation. We inventory all the elements that can affect the project in order to understand the site, the code, the community and the client. We then delve into the science of analysis in order to determine how all these disparate elements can be organized to create a successful design. We use that analysis as the basis for the art of the design. As the design develops, we use the sieve of our investigation and analysis to hone in on a solution that meets the needs of the client and projected user while protecting and enhancing the site and surrounding environment.

 

But a project must be built to be successful, so our role then turns to implementation of the design. We create thorough and accurate construction plans and specifications, we strive to meet budgetary requirements set out by our clients, we assist through bidding process and we observe and review the installation of the design through construction.

 

What is so exciting about practicing Landscape Architecture is that it is a diverse field that contains aspects of horticulture, engineering, architecture, public relations, sociology, business, science and art.  Landscape Architects understand the complexities of the site: its topography, hydrology, solar exposure, soil characteristics, vegetation, climate, geology, wetlands, as well as the cultural and social aspects of its users. The result is a unique design that becomes a beloved place.

photo credits: Thomas Didona, Philip Jensen-Carter

Didona Associates     

Landscape Architects Mission

Our mission is to create THRIVING, SUSTAINABLE and RESILIENT outdoor places.  We utilize a design process that is informed by SCIENCE and inspired by ART.  We incorporate solid SITE PLANNING with the principles of COMMUNITY OUTREACH, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLANNING, and NATIVE PLANT DESIGN to create environments that RESPECT NATURE and NURTURE PEOPLE.  We have a reputation of creating visions that inspire as well as plans that work. ​

Sustainable Site Design and Landscape Architecture

 

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