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We create immersive, multi-sensory environments for our clients, based on their specific needs. Our experience across a multiplicity of scales & project types, fluency in varied design styles, and diverse staff provide fertile ground for landscape innovation.

We create immersive, multi-sensory environments for our clients, based on their specific needs. Our experience across a multiplicity of scales & project types, fluency in varied design styles, and diverse staff provide fertile ground for landscape innovation.

We create immersive, multi-sensory environments for our clients, based on their specific needs. Our experience across a multiplicity of scales & project types, fluency in varied design styles, and diverse staff provide fertile ground for landscape innovation.

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On average, 92.4% of people’s time is spent indoors. Compared to only 7.6% spent outdoors.

We believe that 92.4% is too much time spent inside and that good design can re-connect people with the landscape, improve their health, and make them happier. 

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By focusing on cross disciplinary communication and applying design principles based on scientific research we can create more robust, resilient, and beautiful places to live, work, and be.

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“In 40 years of medical practice, I have found only two types of non pharmaceutical “therapy” to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens.”

— Dr. Oliver Sacks, author and neurologist

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In 1984 Roger Ulrich published "View Through a Window May Influence Recovery from Surgery" in Science magazine. Ulrich compared surgery recovery data from rooms that had either a view of a natural scene or a brick wall. The results are striking;

  • shorter postoperative hospital stays (7.96 days vs. 8.7 days) 

  • few­er negative evaluative comments in nurses' notes

  • administration of significantly less pain medication

During the same year, E.O. Wilson published Biophilia which suggests that humans possess an innate desire to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.

These influential documents underpin 35 years of additional science supporting the importance of connections to nature.

In 1984 Roger Ulrich published "View Through a Window May Influence Recovery from Surgery" in Science magazine. Ulrich compared surgery recovery data from rooms that had either a view of a natural scene or a brick wall. The results are striking;

  • Shorter postoperative hospital stays (7.96 days vs. 8.7 days) 
  • Few­er negative evaluative comments in nurses' notes
  • Administration of significantly less pain medication

During the same year, E.O. Wilson published Biophilia which suggests that humans possess an innate desire to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.

These influential documents underpin 35 years of additional science supporting the importance of connections to nature.

Stress in modern society is pervasive and corrosive. We know that interaction with well-designed landscapes has measureable economic and health benefits.

By weaving people, plants, and architecture we can reduce stress, improve performance, and restore attention. Moody Graham is uniquely qualified to mazimize these connections. Please see our 12 guiding design principles to learn more about our approach to landscape architecture.

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