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​​​​​Morello & Associates Design & Planning Group 

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                   We may be reached at our Knoxville Dandridge, TN offices: (865) 804-2160    
    ​            K​noxville Locations: 7032 Waken Lane  +  800 S. Gay St.  /   Dandridge Location: 1049 Dean Circle
    E- mail: jakemorello@att.net  /  Websites:​www.morelloassociates.com  +  www.landscapearchitectsknoxville.com 

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What is the definition of Environmental Design?
It's the process of addressing all aspects of the environment and the surrounding physical attributes of a site during preparation of Site Development & Land Management Plans. Environmental Design 

encompasses proven methods appropriate to the development of the human-designed environment, and is successful when synergy exists between a building, a structure or other entities, all integrated through ecological & sustainable design practices so as to function more effectively with less expense.
 


Environmental Design


Environmental Design practices serve as the template to unite the artificial built environment with the site's natural features in a manner that protects forests, wetlands, floodplains and waterways, aids in erosion and storm-water control, and preserves limited site resources. The ecological design process is a vital tool that minimizes environmentally-destructive impact by integrating itself with the site's natural resources, its bio-processes, and the sustainability of the site's facilities. 



We balance the project's design criteria and its facility capacity with protection of the site's sensitive environs.   


​​​Final Site Master Plans are formulated by developing creative planning concepts, effective design solutions, 

program reviews, revisions, and by problem-solving.

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We begin the process by thoroughly evaluating the project site, its environs and ecosystem, then we mesh the site's physical, aesthetic, and cultural attributes with the functional needs and the economics of the development market. Next, we develop preliminary design studies graphically depicting existing/proposed land uses,  facilities, functions, vehicular and pedestrian circulation.