Cheryl Corson works at various scales and teams with other talented designers, ecologists, artists, and craftspeople when appropriate, including architects and engineers.
Working with all kinds people and their homes allows us to try out new ideas and quickly see results. Collaboration between designer, client, and contractor is key, especially since a home garden is seen close-up every day. Each project looks different because it reflects the homeowner's needs and taste. But every project is functional,sustainable, and beautiful.
Cheryl Corson has worked with home owner's associations to create plans for residential complexes with outdated or difficult landscapes. Retrofitting existing communities to improve stormwater quality, reduce erosion and sedimentation, update outdoor lighting, reconsider signage and pedestrian safety, and give residents a more enjoyable outdoor experience is incremental work that is good for people, the environment, and property values.
Learning happens through play, especially for kids. Cheryl designs nature playspaces, outdoor classrooms, butterfly gardens, and other spaces that offer children chances to safely climb, balance, spin and slide - and learn to trust their developing bodies and minds. Cheryl is also a Certified Playground Safety Inspector who can audit or inspect your existing playground.
Cheryl can help people, bicyclists, and cars safely move around a space. She creates versatile attractive areas for groups of various sizes to gather. Cheryl includes appropriate stormwater best management practices in all projects, improving water quality and sometimes qualifying for grants or other tax benefits. She has worked on LEEP projects with design teams.