Conceiving outdoor spaces that
inspire & appeal
Inspired by nature, informed by the built environment, and sensitive to the cultural context of place, our landscape architects create and implement ideas that appeal, sustain and endure.
Balancing artistry with pragmatism, BSC's landscape architects fully recognize the inherent connection between master planning, landscape and site design, engineering, and regulatory processes associated with the transformation of environments. They contribute to the creation of attractive, functional spaces that are carefully shaped to capitalize on the sense of place inherent to each context, from urban neighborhoods to waterfront retreats. Offering expertise in the design of recreational facilities such as parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, and trails, BSC's landscape architects strive to support opportunities for personal wellness, while also contributing to the vitality of the larger community.
BSC's landscape architects also play a critical role in accomplishing the design of complete streets by incorporating attractive and accessible streetscape features such as specialty sidewalk pavers, street furnishings, light fixtures, and bicycle racks. These elements are essential to the creation of public spaces that invite community engagement, civic pride, and economic development.
A commitment to creating enduring landscapes is at the heart of our design process, both in the selection of styles and materials that will withstand the test of time, as well as in the consideration of climate change and environmental sustainability.
Ricardo Austrich, RLA, Landscape Architecture Service Leader
As Manager of Landscape Architecture, Ricardo applies more than 25 years of experience to a full range of projects, from parks and playgrounds to streetscape enhancements, public realm improvements, and the design of beautiful landscape cemeteries that serve as sanctuaries. Past projects have demonstrated Ricardo’s ability to work closely and effectively with stakeholders, municipal departments, and review bodies, through the facilitation of group meetings and other engagement programs.
Ricardo received a bachelor of science in ornamental horticulture from Cornell University and a master of landscape architecture from the University of Virginia and is a former Fulbright Scholar with international teaching experience in Chile and Australia. He is the immediate Past President of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.
Contact Ricardo at Raustrich@bscgroup.com.