Federal Agency Experience

From honoring those who have served to designing places of prestige at national landmarks, The LA Group is a preeminent firm in the federal domain. We have decades of experience providing landscape architecture, civil engineering, and environmental services to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Park Service as well as many other federal agencies.

Firm Capabilities

The LA Group (a Small Business Enterprise) has a studio of professionals committed full-time to government clients. Our staff includes some of the country’s preeminent experts in federal guidelines, including VA design requirements for healthcare site design, Department of Interior and US Army Corps of Engineers guidelines, and other industry standards. Consistently noted for quality, detailed execution, team approach, and ability to work within deadlines, we enjoy long-standing relationships with clients and collaborators.

Professional staff proficient in federal work include landscape architects, civil engineers, planners, and environmental specialists. With a multidisciplinary structure, the firm brings a comprehensive approach and expertise to:

  • Facility Master Planning
  • National Cemetery Design
  • Healthcare Facility Design
  • Military Facility Planning and Design
  • National Park and National Forest Facility Design

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The firm delivers the following services within NAICS codes #541320 Landscape Architecture, #541330 Engineering, and #541620 Environmental Consulting:

  • Site Analysis and Feasibility Studies
  • Program Development
  • Master Planning and Concept Design Alternatives
  • Signage Systems and Wayfinding
  • Schematic Design Through Construction Documents
  • Construction Phase Services
  • Environmental Services Including NEPA Documentation, Environmental Assessments, and Wetland Delineation
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Civil Engineering Including Grading, Roadway Design, Utility Design, Stormwater Management
  • Sustainability Studios, Green Infrastructure, LEED and SITES
  • Peer Reviews
  • Federal Standards Expertise
  • Code Review
  • Permitting
  • Public Outreach
  • ADA Compliance

Professional Registrations

The firm’s Registered Landscape Architects (RLAs) are registered in:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Vermont

The firm’s licensed Professional Engineers (PEs) are registered in:

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Massachusettes
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia

Agency Clients

The LA Group has completed over 100 projects for the following federal agencies:

  • National Park Service
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • United States Forest Service
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • United States Department of Justice
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • United States Department of Labor


Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
  • American Planning Association (APA)


 Federal Portfolio of Work

 Firm Overview

 Firm Capabilities Statement

Office Locations


40 Long Alley
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Ithaca Branch

179 Graham Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Florida Branch

14030 Bridgewater Crossings Blvd.
Windermere, FL 34786



Recent Posts

Site Facility Master Plan for Grey Towers

Grey Towers National Historic Site Facility Master Plan

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A Case Study in Preservation, Development and Evolution The LA Group’s Site Facility Master Plan Grey Towers was built in 1886 by James and Mary Pinchot as a summer retreat. James, Gifford’s father, in his observation of the destruction of natural resources during the 19th century, encouraged his eldest son to…

9 Historic Sites are Dying, But Ours Don’t Have To

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With Strategic Planning and Vision, Historic Sites Can Prepare for Growing Visitor Impact “Historical and natural sites of extraordinary beauty draw large numbers of visitors. [. . .] However, those same crowds often have a detrimental effect on the places they visit.” – CNN In a recent article by CNN,…

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The respite at a national cemetery.

“When it comes to national cemetery projects, The LA Group has been a phenomenal partner and we are forever grateful for their collaboration.”

– Butch Kaupp, Cairone and Kaupp, Inc.

“The LA Group’s professionalism, ability to listen to the customer’s needs and providing recommendation, along with the ability to design, plan and execute has been a great resource to our project.”

– Katti Zand, Project Manager Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Office of Construction and Facilities Management