OUR APPROACH

FORGE Landscape Architecture is a design practice synthesizing art and ecology. Our work reveals the power of landscape architecture to enhance daily life and support thriving ecosystems. We are committed to creating high performing landscapes that are as culturally significant as they are sustaining.

We foster collaborative relationships with clients and consultants, with a particular expertise in working with large multi-stakeholder groups. We work at all scales, mediating across the disciplines of architecture, art, engineering, and science.

We believe in landscape architecture as a form of knowledge creation. Our practice is grounded in research, informed by the specificity of place and time. We understand landscape as an emergent condition, one that requires flexibility and adaptation, and above all, a commitment to future evolution.

Phoebe Lickwar PLA, founder and principal

Phoebe brings over 15 years of experience in the design and construction of culturally significant gardens and civic landscapes, including the National WW1 Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington D.C., the Newport Beach Civic Center Park, and the National 9/11 Memorial in New York.

Phoebe teaches at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, where she holds the rank of Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture. She earned degrees in visual and environmental studies, education, and landscape architecture from Harvard University, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Her writing has been published in Places Journal , LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture and Journal of Landscape Architecture. She maintains an active arts practice, using photography as an analytical and creative tool for design. Her photographic work has been featured in international juried exhibitions at Rayko Gallery in San Francisco, the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Copley Society of Art in Boston, and the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.

Phoebe is a registered landscape architect in the states of California and Arkansas.