Services Provided


CDF offers value through integrated design in any context: gardens, parks, yards, roads, parking lots, roofs, and any other place rainwater falls. Our staff of landscape architects, planners, engineers, and scientists allows us to provide complete design and engineering services on projects, from initial evaluation and visioning through construction observation and post-occupancy monitoring. 

Here is a sampling of our services:

Site Assessment

•  Cultural and ecological evaluation

•  Ordinance and regulation research

•  Base information creation and compilation



•  Project programming

•  Regional, watershed, and water resources planning

•  Workshops, charettes, visioning, and facilitation

•  Plan review

•  Master planning for communities, neighborhoods,

    and campuses

•  Interpretive planning


Landscape Architecture

•  Concept design for sites and gardens

•  Paving, parking, roadways, and trails

•  Pavilions, gazebos, amphitheatres, and other structures

•  Signage, lighting, and irrigation

•  Planting design for all project sizes

•  Native landscapes

•  Rain gardens, bioswales, and bioretention facilities

•  Green roofs

•  Fountains, pools, and water features

•  Construction documents

•  Bid and construction assistance


Environmental Science and Ecological Restoration

•  Landscape assessment and analysis

•  Wetland determination and delineation

•  Listed species determination

•  Restoration and management plans

•  Development impact review and analysis

•  Wetland permitting

•  Restoration construction

•  Post-occupancy monitoring


Civil, ecological, and water resource engineering

•  Stormwater modeling and concept design

•  Grading plans

•  Water conveyance systems and structures

•  Rainwater collection and re-use

•  Wastewater recycling and re-use systems

•  Streambank and shoreline stabilization and restoration

•  Pavement, parking, and roadways

•  Utilities

•  Engineering reports

•  Construction documents and specifications

•  Cost estimation

•  Bid and construction assistance



Advocate Lutheran General Bed Tower









Evelyn P. Tyner Interpretive Center








Lloyd Street School Rain Garden

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