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Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design

COGdesign is a non-profit service organization offering:
  • quality landscape design for community-based groups;
  •  meaningful professional experience for student and practicing landscape designers;
  • volunteer opportunities for those interested in strengthening communities by creating and improving neighborhood green spaces.

COGdesign clients include affordable housing, public and private schools, neighborhood parks, Friends groups, churches, municipal agencies, historic sites, and community gardens. (see Map)

COG designers are trained landscape design professionals and students who work pro bono on these projects.

COGdesign serves as a facilitator between the community organizations seeking landscape design services and the landscape designers looking for professional development opportunities and community-based field experience.  Projects may be undertaken by individual designers, as studio projects at the Landscape Institute of the Arnold Arboretum, by design students as thesis projects, or as community events.  Design services are available to community groups which satisfy COGdesign’s eligibility requirements (client FAQs) and at minimal cost to the client.

Our clients, the community organizations, benefit from the innovative and creative work of COG’s designers.  The designers are engaged with projects that offer them challenging field experience, portfolio material, and the satisfaction that comes from improving the community landscape.


Symphony Park, a COG project site, hosts Tai Chi classes in the morning. This picture was taken this week by Stephen Baird ofCommunity Arts Advocates

Posted by COGdesign on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Do you know our next designer? We're looking for lead and assistant designers and landscape architects for 4 upcoming...

Posted by COGdesign on Friday, April 24, 2015

The 2015 COGdesign Online Auction!


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