OUR APPROACH

FORGE Landscape Architecture is a design practice dedicated to creating enduring and resilient landscapes. 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 synthesize social, economic, and environmental needs.

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 founded FORGE Landscape Architecture in 2013. In 2015, she was selected as landscape architect on the winning multi-disciplinary team for the National World War I Memorial.

Phoebe’s past professional experience includes large scale projects in the public realm, completed with PWP Landscape Architecture, including the National 9/11 Memorial and the Newport Beach Civic Center and Park. She brings expertise in managing politically and physically complex projects and a deep knowledge of plants, informed by years of experience working with horticulturists and ecologists.

Phoebe is associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Her writing and photography have been published in the Journal of Landscape Architecture and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture. Her photographic work has been featured in international juried exhibitions, including the Rayko Gallery in San Francisco, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Sol Mednick Gallery in Philadelphia, Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Copley Society of Art in Boston, and Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. She is currently working on a book titled Farmscape: The Design of Productive Landscapes.