What we do.
Our approach to every project balances the intersection of humanity, ecology, art, and economics. Our designs are defined by the site, setting, and location of every project. We seek a broad understanding of the issues and opportunities inherent to every place and then work toward practical and creative solutions unique to that site. This results in a design that reflects the natural character of the region; timeless. Good design is best whenever it allows nature to guide solutions, by minimizing site disturbance, protecting the unique qualities of a site and working buildings into the natural setting. We pride ourselves on being client driven, providing value, and being good stewards of the land.
Our goal is to create sustainable and vibrant environments for people to work, dwell and recreate
Pharis Design provides land planning, landscape architecture and urban design services. We have been working in the Central Texas region and abroad designing, managing, and implementing projects ranging from residential landscapes to regional plans for over 16 years.
GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS AND MODELING
Our regional scale planning benefits from hyperspectral image analysis, including land surface feature analysis and landscape pattern characterization. Planning decisions are informed through geospatial analysis and modeling processes including watershed/ viewshed analysis, and environmental constraints determination.
ECOLOGICAL AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE
We conserve and protect unique habitats through thoughtful analysis, practical solutions to stormwater management, restoration of degraded soils, and conservation of critical resources.
Our master planning experience includes small scale in fill, large scale community plans, and regional scale corridor planning. We assist clients in due diligence and feasibility all the way through the implementation.
Our process translates the conceptual vision into an implementable plan. Our designs draw inspiration from the uniqueness of every region, site and setting.
We assist communities and developers in shaping complete design guidelines for streetscapes, residential development and large scale site plans to ensure aesthetic continuity across all phases of a project.
In order to ensure a vision on paper is realized in the field, we oversee the implementation and execution to make sure that a quality project is delivered.
MBE/ WBE (Minority and Woman Owned Business), City of Austin
HUB (Historically Underutilized Business), Texas and Montana
DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise), Texas and Montana
Registered Landscape Architects, Texas and Montana
Who we are.
Mo is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil who has been working with plants since childhood. She has a BLA from LSU and enjoys the warm weather of Austin, but has been known to enjoy the cool mountains of Colorado from time to time. She can be found most days running on the hike and bike trail.
Stefan is a native of Louisiana and a graduate of LSU. His talents, tastes and interests make Austin a perfect home. He is an active board member of the The Trail Foundation and when he is not working, he can be found swimming at Barton Springs or Deep Eddy with his children.
Jose is a Venezuelan native and UT graduate in Urban Design and Regional Planning. Jose applies geospatial analysis and modeling to local and regional planning. He loves warm weather and can be found any afternoon or weekend on The Trail with his son.
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