Creating outside spaces.

Upland Design creates exciting, purposeful, and sustainable outdoor spaces and places.

We listen to your needs to create the unique places where communities find value, where people want to go outside. Each site is unique; each assignment is different. If you are creating public or private outdoor spaces, we’ll be with you, as an overall project coordinator, as a principal consultant, or by providing expertise and leadership within a multidiscipline design team.

With hundreds of successful projects, we know how to create, outside.

Peck Farm Outdoor Ampitheater
Sandholm Woods
Richard Young Forest Preserve
Hiawatha Park
Chicago Park District
Memorial Park Renovation
River Forest Public Library Outdoor Plan
Playgrounds & Park Planning
Sports
Education

  • Dynamic Playground Design through Construction Observation
  • Park Master Planning through Construction Observation
  • Nature Based Design
  • CPSI Playground Safety Audit
  • Comprehensive Park System Master Plans
  • Bicycle and Multi-use Trail Design
  • Garden Design
  • Waterfront Design and Water Access
  • Natural Area and Forest Preserve Access
  • Campground Design
  • Wayfinding and Interpretive Signage Design
  • Grant Writing and Assistance
  • Local, State and Federal Permitting for Outdoor Spaces

  • Complex Design – Master Planning through Construction
  • Sports Field Design: Baseball, Softball, Football, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Flag Football
  • Sport Court Design: Basketball, roller hockey, bocce ball, horse shoe
  • Artificial and Natural Turf Fields

  • Campus Master Planning Design through Construction
  • Landscape Planning and Design
  • Fitness Trails
  • Healing Gardens
  • Children's Spaces and Playgrounds
  • Kitchen and Teaching Gardens
  • Meeting and Event Space Design

Transportation & Civic Design
Healthcare
Commercial

  • Streetscape Design
  • Transit/Train Station Design
  • Multi-Modal Network Design
  • Roadside Landscape Evaluation and Enhancements
  • Historic Site Planning and Landscapes
  • Tree Inventories and Surveys
  • Multi-modal Circulation Planning and Design
  • Library Landscape Planning and Outdoor Spaces
  • Nature Center,  Entertainment and Amusement Facility Planning
  • Library Landscape Planning and Outdoor Spaces
  • Historic Site Planning and Landscapes
  • Community Outreach and Input Sessions
  • Accessibility Audits
  • Phasing Plans
  • Cost Estimating

  • Campus Master Planning Design through Construction
  • Landscape Planning and Design
  • Fitness Trails
  • Healing Gardens
  • Children's Spaces
  • Meeting and Event Space Design

  • Corporate Campus Design
  • Retail Commercial and Corporate Landscape
  • Historic Site Planning and Landscapes
  • Signage and Entry Design
  • Permitting
  • Visioning and Creative Workshop