Project Planning and Design


FPC has a long track record of award-winning planning and design.  Our work has been featured in Landscape Architecture, Restoration Ecology, Arizona Highways, and many other publications. Our design work also has been featured in many books and magazines.  More recently, the Heard Museum (one of the most notable Native American museums in the United States) has featured the ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve, a project designed, planned, and built by Fred Phillips in film exhibits within the museum. We have completed conservation and restoration planning on more than 30,000 acres of Colorado River Corridor.  Our park designs have included the design and observation of the Quechan Walking Trail Park, and the ‘Ahakhav Tribal Preserve Nature Park.  We have completed master plans for more than 200 miles of trail systems including the Clark County Wetlands Park and the Bullhead City greenways trail system.  Our experienced landscape planners, designers, and biologists use the most up-to-date information and techniques in designing natural landscapes, nature parks, and greenways. In our twelve years of experience, we have developed, raised funds for and implemented several large-scale master plans totaling more than $15 million for “on the ground” implementation

Services Offered


Master Planning
Includes park, trail, and development master plans as well as developing conservation/restoration strategies for communities.  Our collaborative planning process includes organizing stakeholders and existing project information, holding stakeholder workshops to identify all of the ideas, opportunities, and constraints involved in the project. Formulating a plan that suits a community's needs and following through with the identification and fundraising for a pilot project to get the plan off the ground and moving. 

Residential and Commercial Landscape Design
Fred Phillips spent one year in the United Kingdom studying the design and construction of English gardens.  This experience has paved the way to many successful designs for our clients. Our designs focus on the use of native plants, medicinal and edible plants, and the wise use of water and building materials.  They can also include play structures, rainwater collection systems, native plant nurseries, and water features.

Park Planning and Design
Includes site feasibility studies, grading plans, conceptual design, detailed design, planting plans, and infrastructure and irrigation layout.

Trails and Recreation Facilities
Includes planning, public facilitation, trail mapping, facility design, interpretive signage, habitat improvement, planting design, monitoring, and maintenance.