About Elmore Design Collaborative

Elmore Design Collaborative, LLC (EDC), founded in 1999, is a landscape architectural firm that creates exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients. EDC provides consulting services in all aspects of landscape architecture and historic/cultural landscape preservation planning and design, while incorporating principals of sustainability.

EDC serves a wide array of clients in both the public and private sectors and works closely with each client during every stage of their project. We collaborate with allied professionals to meet the specific needs of the project.

Tom Elmore (right) with client Bruce Dodson and Patric.
Design Philosophy: To create places that respect and respond to the site and its context. As stewards of the land and the built environment, EDC understands how people use outdoor spaces. We use this knowledge to inform our design process to create a sense of place. We seek new and creative design solutions for every project, while meeting our client's goals and expectations. EDC believes that successful design balances aesthetics, function, budget, and long-term maintenance costs.

Mission with Cultural Landscapes: To research, document, restore and preserve this country's heritage landscapes for their intrinsic cultural, educational, interpretive, and recreational values. We understand their intrinsic value to the vibrancy of each community and their aesthetic and emotional importance to that community and country as a whole. Our goal is to identify the site's historic integrity and significance through scholarly research and assessment (inventory, analysis, and evaluation) and to provide treatment recommendations for each character-defining landscape feature within the component landscape. We believe this process informs our decisions for treating the landscape and incorporating modern conveniences while maintaining its historic integrity for future generations.

Thomas J. Elmore, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal and founder, has more than 30-years of landscape architecture experience and is passionate about truly making a difference for his clients. He holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, New York. Mr. Elmore is a registered landscape architect in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia.