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Land Planning, Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture THE NEXT EVOLUTION IN SITE DESIGN COMBINE DESIGN AND ENGINEERING Elegant Site Solutions SKILLED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT Functional, Feasible and Fresh

What We Do

We are a creative civil engineering and landscape architecture firm.

Common Goals

At HG Design Studio, our clients are not job numbers, our designs are not cookie-cutter, and our solutions are attractive, sustainable and cost effective.

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Uncommon Outcomes

HG Design Studio’s cross-discipline collaboration eliminates overlap of design scope that occurs when two different firms or departments are performing site design.  Efficiencies are created when engineers and landscape architects work in tandem, producing a more cohesive product.

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Something In Common

Our service disciplines stand alone on many projects, but have one thing in common:  quality design.  Because our civils and l.a.’s collaborate internally, we know how to work together with other engineering and landscape architecture firms…often do.

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Stormwater Management Expertise

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Visioning your Plan

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Construction Detailing

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Latest Projects

Clients prefer our blended practice, with an emphasis on both function and aesthetics


HG Design Studio is SWaM certified small, woman-owned, with projects peppered throughout the Commonwealth.  We have worked in localities, on campuses, and from the East Coast all the way to Radford, Virginia, and everywhere in between.

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Our roots are in the corporate parks, commercial mixed use, apartments and planned housing communities that dot the landscape.  Clients herald our approach, which combines knowledge from years of experience, practicality and visual appeal, including residential.

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Our Team

We focus on putting the right people in the right seats, and have assembled a talented staff of professionals.

Dave Gerstenmaier

Founder, Senior Partner, Director of Design

Meril Gerstenmaier

Managing Partner, Director of Business Development

Charlene Harper

Partner, Director of Engineering

Randy Biltz

Partner, Director of Production

Latest News

There is always something new happening in Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering. Below is a quick glance at the latest news!