G2 Collaborative is a small, creative, landscape architecture firm focused on the integration of environmentally smart technologies and meaningful, compelling design. Principals Lisa Giersbach and Gigi Saltonstall, bring together their shared interests in the power of the landscape to create community, vibrant social settings, and rich ecological environments. The firm’s work ranges from site design and master planning for mixed-use, institutional and residential projects, to urban design and planning.
Process is central to our work. We work closely with clients to understand program and project goals. We find inspiration through detailed and creative assessment of the project area and surrounding context including analysis of a site’s changing qualities, such as sun angle, seasons, wind, storm water patterns, plant associations, social uses, and site history. With an informed understanding of site come clear design strategies to create grounded,
functional, maintainable, and meaningful public and private spaces, regardless of project complexity and scale. Our design solutions not only emphasize the inherent qualities of site, but aspire to create spatial drama that adds to the generation of memorable and enduring places.
Using a collaborative approach and participatory engagement strategies, we strive to create inspiring and welcoming environments for all age ranges. Through discussions with the public, stakeholder groups, and our clients, we develop a better understanding of the site’s opportunities and challenges to be addressed through our work.
G2 Collaborative maintains a dynamic affiliation with a variety of distinguished architects, horticulturists, environmental consultants, and engineers and has a history of successfully addressing accessibility challenges and budgetary constraints. We are experienced in working with permitting and municipalities on many levels to deliver a project. As well, we have demonstrated a commitment to sustainable design. Both Principals are LEED Accredited Professionals and have successfully realized numerous innovative, sustainable and LEED certified projects.
In our practice, we strive to bring creative, individual solutions to each client, designing landscapes which create sense of place, purposefulness, and beauty.