how can our work increase awareness of humanity’s vital and inseparable relationship to our environment?



The Morris Arboretum, located in Philadelphia, was Andropogon’s first project and remains a special place where we go to celebrate, learn, and recharge. Andropogon’s 1978 master plan and many implementation projects have guided the institution through 40 years of growth. In 1978, the site was visited by over 25,000 people a year. Today, it attracts 130,000 visitors annually. According to the arboretum’s most recent strategic plan, “adhering to an overarching vision has enabled the Arboretum to transform itself from a sleepy, overgrown private estate to a first-class botanical institution.” All of our work at the Morris Arboretum has focused on the user experience, integrating art and science at the scale of human experience to reveal our critical relationship with our environment.

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Andropogon’s contributions at the Morris Arboretum include developing a natural and cultural inventory; renovating historical landscape features; creating an overall circulation system with new pedestrian paths, a new entrance road, and an environmentally responsible parking lot; designing new gardens; and restoring habitat. Most recently, Andropogon worked with Overland Partners to design the LEED™ Platinum Horticultural Center at Bloomfield Farm.


  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Size: 66 acres
  • Role: Landscape Architect of Record
  • Services: Master Planning, Institutional Visioning and Development, Ecological Planning and Restoration, Stream Restoration, Stormwater Management, Environmental Analysis, Sustainable Site Design, Construction Documentation and Observation, Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse



  • 2012 American Architecture Award for the Horticultural Center from the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
  • 2004 ASLA The Landmark Award, for the Strategic Master Plan for Renewal from American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 2000 ASLA Centennial Medallion “recognizing significant works of landscape architecture,” from the American Society of Landscape Architects