Golden Associates is a full-service landscape architectural, urban design, and planning firm that is passionate about transforming the environment through innovative and sustainable landscape solutions, which provide a memorable sense
of place.

Golden Associates offers expertise in six main markets: civic, transportation, parks & open space, education, corporate campus, and multi-family housing. We also provide specific expertise in these service areas: landscape architecture, urban design, planning, place making, graphic design, wayfinding and community facilitation.

As a subsidiary of Atwell, and by leveraging Atwell’s full range of strategic services, including land solutions, land planning, environmental and natural resources, surveying, engineering and construction services, we have the ability to become a true full-service provider. Our teams are passionate about transforming old and creating new spaces. We support clients in the following areas:

Civic: Gateways & Placemaking

  • Gateways & Landmarks
  • Streetscapes
  • Custom Site Improvements
  • Transit-Oriented Development
  • Complete Streets
  • Urban Plazas
  • Placemaking & Wayfinding


  • Gateway & Landmarks
  • Custom Site Improvements
  • Transit Hubs
  • Complete Streets
  • Urban Plazas
  • Placemaking Through Art
  • Wayfinding Signage
  • Photo-Simulations

Parks & Open Space

  • Parks & Open Space
  • Creek Restoration
  • Regional Bicycle Trails
  • Animal Habitat
  • Vegetated Swales & Retention Basins

Corporate Campus

  • Corporate Campuses
  • Higher Education
  • Custom Site Amenities
  • Contemporary Design
  • Community Gardens
  • Green Roofs
  • Animal Habitat
  • Educational Opportunities


  • K-12 Custom Play Environments
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Park Playgrounds
  • Fitness Courses
  • Outdoor Learning Centers
  • Community Gardens
  • Green Roofs
  • Rain Gardens
  • Integration of Children’s Art
  • Sports and Athletic Fields
  • Artificial Turf

Commercial & Multi-family Housing

  • Commercial Shopping Centers
  • Mixed-Use Development
  • Multi-Family Housing
  • Podium Deck Development
  • Green Roofs

Community Facilitation Process & Planning

  • Community Visioning Process
  • Master Planning
  • General Plans
  • Community Needs Analysis
  • Access & Connectivity Analysis