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Owens Environmental

an Atlanta-based landscape architect firm specializing in analysis, planning and environmental design.
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Owens Environmental Design approaches each design and planning task with an attentive ear to the client’s needs, desires and expectations. We create environments that range in size and scope from intimate gardens to large estates. In every project, we seek to maintain the natural beauty of the environment while adapting it to the intended use of the client.

The design of each place has a purpose specific to that place. But for each person in each place, the experience will be unique.

Recent projects that reflect my design philosophy. Would love to add yours…

These are examples of how we work. Our team works well in a variety of disciplines because we listen to both clients and each other before deciding on a response. This allows us to give sufficient thought to the project before presenting our solutions, so that the purposes and needs of the project are met.

I’m Richard Owens.


Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia, 1976

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1980

Special Studies: Rooftop Garden Design – Harvard University, 1987
Special Studies: Wetlands Restoration, Enhancement, and Construction, 1992

Early Collaborative Work:

Master Plan for Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta

The Galleria in Atlanta

Headquarters for the Georgia Farm Bureau in Macon

Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta


Merit Award, from the American Society of Landscape Architects
for contributions to the Profession and the Society

CLARB National Certification – Georgia and Florida

Resume (click to view)

How to Reach Me:

Owens Environmental Design LLC
P.O. Box 624
Alpharetta, GA 30009-0624
PHONE: 770.475.7254
FAX:   770.475.1115


It takes a team to do the quality of work that Owens Environmental Design is known for.


successful projects


days of experience


happy clients

What my clients say about me and my work

Richard is thoughtful and wise. He displays a reserved and candid insight that is helpful as we together tackle human relations issues. 

If you have the chance to use Richard’s services be ready for professionalism and thoroughness. He is a true professional. 

I find Richard personally to be open, honest and capable. Do not hesitate to use him for your project.

Matt LaceyMediator for DeKalb County CourtsMatt Lacey LinkedIn Profile

I have known Richard for nearly 20 years. He is passionate about his faith, family, vocation, people of all ages and doing the right thing. He is emotionally intelligent, honest and connects with others authentically. He is accepting, supportive, a bridge builder, team player, patient and unpretentious. He can be successful in many roles including as a business owner, teacher, independent performer or member of a team, using his values, creativity and insights to guide his contributions. The world is served well by Richard’s experience and character.

Bob ReissigerProfessional Certified Coach, Executive and Career Transition CoachBob Reissiger LinkedIn Profile

As a fellow landscape architect, I highly recommend Richard Owens as an artistic and creative designer. Richard’s attention to the art of landscape architecture is evident in his work. He is a joy to work with and is sensitive to his clients needs.

Brian Patton, CCIMCommercial Real Estate Deal MakerBrian Patton LinkedIn Profile

Richard Owens is an outstanding landscape architect, admired by clients and peers for significant design ability and business ethics.

susan loftissole proprietor at susan b loftis landscape architecturesusan loftis linkedkin profile

Here is a list of things I can do for you


  • Environmental Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Wetlands Mitigation


  • Master Planning
  • Site Planning and Low Impact Development Plans
  • Community and Neighborhood Planning
  • Campus Planning
  • Commercial and Institutional Design
  • Zoning and Rezoning Submittals
  • Urban and Rural Space Planning

Landscape Architecture

  • Parks and Recreation
  • Streetscape Design
  • Tree Ordinance conformance Plans
  • Bio-retention for Stormwater
  • Plan Illustration
  • Garden Design
  • Horse Farm Planning
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Path plans

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