First and foremost, Norton uses design to mesh the built environment with the natural environment. Appreciating the full potential of the natural environment and each client’s individual goals, Norton’s innovative designs maximize the potential of the land to meet the needs of the people.

Whether it’s a rooftop deck in downtown DC for a health-oriented association, an inner city playground, a residential development, or a wetlands restoration, Norton provides creative design solutions that maximize the development potential of each project, with sensitivity towards the function and features of the natural environment.

• Honor Award, Society of Landscape Architects, Urban Schoolyard Redevelopment

• Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design, AIA, American Legacy Foundation

“I’m picky about design. There are designs that ‘just work’ and then there are designs that really honor the environment and meet the project’s needs. When I get there, I know it’s ready.”

“Mike is hands-on, well-grounded and has no agenda. His designs are buildable. He also knows how to stay within a budget.” - Jim Clifford, Esq. Clifford, Debelius, Crawford Bonifant & Fitzpatrick, Chtd.

“Norton’s work is versatile. Their experience is broader than most landscape architects.” - Ed Snider, Snider Associates Surveyors