Joseph Furr Design Studio | Landscape Architecture
The Firm Philosophy / AwardsPeoplePlace The Work
The FirmJoseph Furr Design Studio, LLC (JFDS) was founded in 1996 on the principles of providing quality planning and landscape architectural services that are sensitive to the natural landscape, the community, the developer’s needs, and that also work within the context of the greater project. The experiences of JFDS are diverse and range from the development of parish-wide master plans and urban design projects, to golf course communities and major college stadium sports fields. The application of this experience to the project at hand is an important addition to the total assets of the TEAM. Perhaps the most important quality of JFDS is that the company sees itself as part of a larger team of clients, architects, engineers, contractors, and users to create environments that enhance the quality of life. To design, to create, to leave a legacy; this gives us purpose and drives our company toward the highest standards of design.

The Process Our visioning process begins with the broadest ideas and ends with the resolution of the smallest details, requiring the development of relationships – between designers, owners, users and constructors. Landscape Architecture is an important part of any project and JFDS understands that successful design solutions call for balancing human needs with the total environment. JFDS recognizes each site’s inherent characteristics, opportunities, constraints, as well as the user’s goals and capabilities. Whether we are leaders of the team or not we encourage cooperative association with other professionals and disciplines for the integration of the best ideas into exciting, practical design solutions. The process develops consensus, our creativity develops form, and the relationship of the two provide for memorable spaces.

  LocationLouisiana Chapter of ASLA
  • Lighthouse Park & Memorial Plaza
    Honor Award 2008
  • East Baton Rouge Parish 
    Urban Forest Management Plan
    Honor Award 1996*
  • North Boulevard Town Square
    Merit Award 2009
  • St. Aloysius Catholic Church
    Merit Award 2009*
  • 1955 Steele Boulevard
    Merit Award 2009
  • St. James Episcopal Church 
    & Day School
    Merit Award 2008
  • Shaw Group Corporate Headquarters
    Merit Award 2007
  • New Orleans Upriver Greenway Corridor Master Plan
    Merit Award 2006
  • Tunica Hills State Preservation Area
    Merit Award 2004
  • Louisiana State Parks 
    Master Plan 1997-2012
    Merit Award 1997*
  • Coquille Master Plan
    Merit Award 2010
  • Perkins Road Community Park
    Merit Award 2010

  • *Joseph Furr as Principal
      with Reich Associates

Baton Rouge Growth Coalition  Good Growth Award
  • St. James Church 2005
  • Shaw Group
    Corporate Headquarters 2005
  • 635 Main Street 2007
  • Eden Park Library 2007
  • 7550 Lasalle Condominiums 2008
  • Richland Residence 2008
  • Dufrocq Elementary School 2009
  • II City Plaza 2009
  • O'Brien House
    Campus Renovation 2009
  • Iberville Veteran's Memorial 2010
  • Audubon Square 2010