MESA is an award-winning Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Urban Design firm based in Dallas, Texas. For over 40 years, we have enhanced public and private spaces and created opportunities for recreation, education, and community, both locally and internationally. Our portfolio ranges from intimate garden spaces to large-scale, comprehensive, master-planning projects. With each project, we design with the understanding that what we do must be worthy of future generations.
MESA was formed in 1981 with a simple idea: to bring new design and artistic sensibilities to landscape architecture, creating a visual language that reflects both nature and local culture to create settings with a strong sense of place. The name “MESA” was originally chosen because it identified our Southwestern roots, relating us to the simple yet powerful landform, and is derived from the Spanish word for “table” – which represents our company culture. Our firm is a place where team members feel free to gather around the table, freely exchanging ideas and solutions.
Over forty years later, our company has grown and evolved, becoming more interdisciplinary in order to incorporate the essence and spirit of the land into our projects. Today, MESA is managed by a group of four principals with a wide range of experience in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design. The common thread of our experience is the design process we incorporate with every project. Our process integrates regional architectural influences, honors the culture and heritage of project sites, and celebrates nature, interweaving natural beauty and human interaction into communities. It is this process that ultimately sets us apart from our competitors.