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Top Landscape Architect: Pennsylvania | State College, PA

If you're here because you typed in 'landscape architect Pennsylvania' on your search engine to look for a professional landscape design company, then you're in the right place.

Thinking of transforming your outdoor area into something special? A skilled landscape architect is exactly what you need to bring that change. Turning your yard into a vibrant, welcoming space requires the practical experience, creativity, and knowledge that only a professional can provide.

And that's precisely what we offer. We are Landscape II, and we have been creating beautiful outdoor spaces for Pennsylvania for over 50 years. Ready to know more about us and how we can help? Read on.

Key Takeaways

  • Landscape II has over 50 years of experience in transforming outdoor spaces in Pennsylvania with a blend of creativity, expertise, and sustainability.

  • Our customer-focused approach ensures that every project is a collaborative effort, aiming to exceed client expectations from concept to completion.

  • Recognized with the "Best Landscaper" Award, Landscape II stands as a testament to quality, innovation, and dedication in the field of landscape architecture.

Who We Are

One of Landscape II's landscaping projects for a high-end residential property

Landscape II is a full-service landscaping company in Pennsylvania composed of landscape architects, landscape designers, detail-oriented project managers, and skilled craftsmen. Our 50 -plus years in the business have taught us a thing or two (or a hundred) about turning outdoor spaces into something special.

Right here in Centre County, PA, close to State College and Penn State University, we've been mixing creativity with expertise to design and install stunning landscapes for high-end residential and commercial property owners.

Our process is collaborative from the get-go. We listen, we plan, and we execute with precision so that every project reflects our client's vision and our commitment to sustainability and beauty.

We love creating spaces that invite life and interaction, and we're fully capable of planning and implementing all aspects of your project.

Our Services

Because Landscape II is a full-service landscape design-build firm, we cover every step of the process—or parts of it, depending on what you need.

Here's a closer look at our full range of services:

Landscape design services

3D imaging with a pool and patio done by Landscape II for a client

Our design process is where your dream begins to take shape. We work closely with you to understand your vision for your outdoor space. Using our expertise in landscape architecture, we develop a custom plan that closely adheres to what you need.

Want a simple, serene garden retreat or a large modern outdoor living area? We can tailor our designs to fit your lifestyle and the unique characteristics of your property.

Hardscaping and landscape installation

Excavation work being done by Landscape II

Turning design into reality requires skilled craftsmanship, and that's where our installation team shines. We handle everything from planting and installation of water features and outdoor lighting to construction and excavation/grading work.

A project manager will oversee the process to keep everything on track and within budget and expected timelines. We will make sure the final installation exceeds your expectations.

Landscape maintenance

Mulching done by Landscape II for a residential property

A beautiful landscape is an investment worth protecting, so why stop at installation? Our maintenance services are designed to keep your outdoor spaces looking their best year-round. This includes pruning, mulching, and installing irrigation systems that keep your greenery looking lush and healthy.

Specialized Services

To complement our core offerings, we also provide a range of specialized services:

  • Hardscaping: From patios and walkways to retaining walls, we create durable and attractive outdoor living areas that enhance your enjoyment of your landscape.

A stone patio with a firepit in the middle, designed by Landscape II

  • Carpentry: Our custom carpentry services allow for the addition of decks, pergolas, and other wooden structures that add warmth and character to your outdoor spaces.


  • Water features: Adding a water feature can transform your space into a calming oasis. We design and install ponds, fountains, waterfalls, and more. 

A small pond by Landscape II

  • Pressure washing: Keep your hardscapes looking pristine with our professional pressure washing services.

Pressure-washed outdoor stone tiles

  • Lawn maintenance and snow removal: Year-round care for your property that includes mowing, overseeding, and aeration to keep your space beautiful, whatever the season.

Our crew doing snow removal from the street

Our Approach to Landscape Design

Our approach to landscape design is a step-by-step process that begins with your vision and ends with a transformed space that exceeds your expectations.

Here’s how we make it happen:

Creative planning with our clients

The first step is all about understanding what you want and need. We start with a conversation and get to know you and your ideas for the space.

Do we simply draft planting plans for you, or do we oversee the whole project? Would you like your landscape to be a place of activity or a place to think? Is it a place to entertain adult visitors or for your kids to play in?

Now is the time to let us know of everything you need or want for your outdoor area so we can consider that when we start building your plans.

Custom design process

With your ideas as our guide, our team of landscape architects and designers will begin crafting a custom plan. This will be a rough draft at first that we will hone until the plan becomes more solid and meets your vision better.

Advanced tools

Once we have the plans finalized, it's time to bring them to life. Or, in this case, 3D life. 3D imaging technology allows us to create detailed visualizations of the proposed design, giving you a clear preview of the outcome.

It’s a powerful way to ensure the design aligns with your expectations and make any necessary adjustments before construction begins.

Construction and installation

After you give us the go signal for the landscape design plans, you can choose to have us do the construction and installation part or turn it over to other contractors. That's perfectly fine, but having us oversee the whole project can mean a more stress-free and seamless process for you.

We're knowledgeable on local landscaping laws, and choosing us to do everything, including the documentation, makes it a more hassle-free experience on your part.

Meeting client goals

Throughout the design and development process, our focus remains firmly on meeting your goals. We combine artistic vision with practical experience to create spaces that are not only beautiful but also easy to maintain.

While we love stunning designs, we also emphasize sustainability. Our plans usually take into account the local environment and landscape your place is in, and we aim to enhance that natural beauty while minimizing environmental impact.

We build for the long term, so we ensure our projects will stand the test of time.

Why Choose Landscape II

Our Best Landscaper Award

When you're looking for a landscape architect in Pennsylvania, you want a team that's not only experienced and skilled but also recognized for its excellence.

Here is where we stand out:

  • Decades of expertise: Our project experience is vast because it spans over five decades. This wealth of experience has equipped us to handle any project, big or small, with an unmatched proficiency.

  • Customer-focused approach: Your vision is our blueprint. We prioritize your ideas, preferences, and needs from the initial consultation to the final touches of your project. At Landscape II, it's not just about completing a job; it's about fulfilling your outdoor dreams with a personal touch.

  • Team of fine craftsmen: Our crew comprises not just workers but artisans with a passion for landscape architecture. From the drawing board to the dirt, our landscape architects, designers, and craftsmen bring a blend of creativity, precision, and dedication to each project.

  • Commitment to sustainability: We design with the future in mind, incorporating sustainable practices and materials that enhance the local ecosystem. Our landscapes are not only visually striking but also environmentally responsible, ensuring they thrive for years to come.

  • Proven track record: Our portfolio is a testament to our commitment to excellence, showcasing a range of successfully transformed spaces. Beyond our projects, our clients' satisfaction and ongoing relationships highlight our dedication to quality and service.

  • Recognized excellence: Our commitment to creating exceptional outdoor spaces has been recognized with the "Best Landscaper" Award. This accolade is a sign of our team's hard work, innovation, and unwavering standards of excellence. It's a reminder of what we strive to deliver for every client.

Transform Your Space with Pennsylvania's Award-Winning Landscape Architects

With over 50 years of experience, a customer-focused approach, and a trophy case that includes the "Best Landscaper" Award, Landscape II is ready to bring our expertise to your project.

Don't wait to start your landscape transformation. Book a FREE consultation with us and see how we can make your outdoor space not just beautiful but spectacular.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Penn State good for Landscape Architecture?

Penn State University is renowned for its landscape architecture program, offering students a comprehensive education that combines theoretical knowledge with practical skills. It also offers a master’s degree in landscape architecture for those who wish to do advanced study.

What state has the most landscape architects?

That state would be New York. Coming close second is California.

What is the difference between a landscape architect and a landscape designer?

The main difference lies in education and licensing. Landscape architects usually hold a degree in landscape architecture and must be licensed to practice, which involves passing the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE).

Landscape designers may or may not have a formal degree and typically work on smaller projects.

Who is the most famous landscape architect?

That would probably be Frederick Law Olmsted, who is considered the father of landscape architecture in the U.S. He is known for his urban design, which includes Central Park in New York City and the Emerald Necklace in Boston.


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