Boston – Sasaki announced that DLANDstudio, a design firm located in Brooklyn, N.Y., is joining the company and will integrate into its interdisciplinary design practice.
This partnership brings together two design firms to collectively tackle 21st century design challenges centered around climate adaptation, biodiversity loss, environmental justice, and social equity. This partnership also establishes a new location for Sasaki in New York that will serve local, national, and international clients. As a result of the partnership, Sasaki will be able to pursue new opportunities across all market sectors.
“As we continue to grow our practice and build the next generation of design leaders, integrating DLANDstudio with Sasaki will allow us to deepen our bench of talented designers, thought leaders, and builders to help solve the complex social, ecological, and climatic challenges of the 21st century,” said Michael Grove, Sasaki chair of landscape architecture, civil engineering, and ecology. “With this partnership, Sasaki will enhance our commitment to resiliency and environmental justice, increase our geographical impact, and continue the evolution of Sasaki’s influential legacy.”
DLANDstudio was founded in 2005 by Susannah Drake, FASLA, FAIA. Drake will join Sasaki as principal and contribute to the firm’s design excellence and strategic plan goals.
“Environmental justice was, and remains, an important driver of the work that we do every day,” said Drake. “We recognized that, to realize our design vision, we needed a deeper team with a global track record of compelling and beautiful built work. Upon entering into conversations with Sasaki, we knew that we had found the right partner to help us deliver the goals that we have been working toward for the past 18 years. We are thrilled to join Sasaki and embark upon this new journey together.”