ENVIRONMENTALFORMS is a collaborative landscape consultancy enhancing the way people experience and understand their environment. By integrating art, science, technology and education we create ecologically and socially impactful experiences.
Our mission is focused on creating a smarter, more informed population, while enhancing our cultural and natural environments. We assist communities in increasing and advancing their landscape literacy through the design of landscapes, interpretive experiences and visualizations.
Landscape literacy ▶ a cultural practice that entails both understanding the world and transforming it. The ability to ‘read’ our landscapes is vital in living and adapting to our environment. (adapted from Anne Whiston Spirn & WPLP)
Tony Ignacio LEED (BD+C), LLA, co-founder of ENVIRONMENTALFORMS, graduated with a Masters in landscape architecture from Cal Poly Pomona, a Masters in environmental modeling and a Masters in public policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University and a Bachelors degree in Marine Science from the University of San Diego. Tony creates dynamic ecologically-smart landscapes by combining his background in environmental science with his passion for modern design. His professional focus is in the integration of natural environmental function and cultural understanding to create memorable spaces, and in advancing the community's literacy of their local landscapes. He has successfully completed landscape designs and vision plans on multiple scales involving public and private clients, and currently is a lecturer at Cal Poly Pomona's Department of Landscape Architecture. CV link
His previous employments in the not for profit, public and private sectors provide him with the understanding that collaboration is a key component to successful projects. Along with education and outreach to the community, collaborative design can help highlight the importance of our environmental landscapes and broaden the understanding of the landscape architecture profession as a whole. Through synergetic collaborations, our landscapes can become interactive, exciting, influential and valuable.
Jennifer Thomsen LLA, Senior Associate with ENVIRONMENTALFORMS.