creative • integrated • sustainable
We work from the premise that every project is unique and deserving personalized service with hands-on partner involvement. Whether working directly for an owner or as a project consultant, our clients benefit from the firm’s ability to creatively solve a broad range of planning, site design, and site engineering issues. We bring to each commission a team approach which draws from our understanding of the complex relationships between people and the physical environment requiring an integrated and sustainable response.
Each commission undertaken by the firm is considered to be an opportunity to promote the clients interests and objectives consistent with sound environmental practice.
Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture has over 35 years of experience in Landscape Architecture and Site Engineering. The firm has evolved from the original partnership (Obrist and Appel) formed in 1975 between Alfred Obrist, PE and Bruce Appel, RLA. Their vision was to join the technical aspects of civil engineering with the art of landscape architecture.
In 1987, Alfred Obrist retired and a new partner was introduced to the firm, Marshall Goff. In 1989, the name of the firm was changed to Appel Goff & Associates. While Bruce maintained the site engineering technical expertise expected of him by Alfred Obrist, Marshall brought with him a flare for design. Appel Goff & Associates was now known as exceptional site engineers with excellent design expertise.
In 1997, Marshall left the firm to pursue new avenues of interest and Bruce extended an offer to the firm’s only Associate, Peter Osborne, to join him in the Partnership. He accepted, and the firm’s name changed once again to … Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture.
Bruce Appel retired in 2008 but visits the office each summer. Today, the current partnership between Peter Osborne, Vincent Pietrzak and Timothy Bonaparte continues to operate as a synthesis of landscape architecture and site engineering with the proven realization that this extraordinary collaboration is an ideal approach to project development.