Landscape Architecture

Through the acquisition of Landscape Architects & Planners, Inc. (LAP, Inc.), Spalding DeDecker is dedicated to creating places and environments with rich experiences and enduring character. LAP, Inc. was formed in 1994 from the merger of Robert Ford and Associates and Mark Hornung Landscape Architects and Planners. Based in Lansing, Michigan, our team of professionals provides a full range of landscape architectural and planning services.

Our staff includes landscape architects, land planners, park planners, nationally certified playground safety inspectors/designers, surface mine reclamation specialists, and stormwater designers/inspectors. This unique blend of design perspectives and creative talent allows us to routinely surpass our clients’ expectations.

Commitment to Sustainability
Foremost in every project is the belief that designing with nature results in the most beautiful, economical, and enduring places on earth. We apply aesthetic and scientific principles to the preservation, development, and management of natural and built environments to create sustainable solutions for every project. Our experience applying these principles in conjunction with the LEED™ and SITES™ certification processes makes us the ideal partner for your sustainable development strategy.


Master Plans
Conceptual Design
Feasibility Studies
Cost Estimating
Consultation and Site Evaluations
Vehicular Traffic Pattern Studies
Grant Writing
Public Presentations
Playground Safety Inspections
Zoning & Permit Applications
Agency Review and Approval

Site Analysis
Functional Analysis
Design Development
Form & Composition Studies
Planting Plans
Grading Plans
Layout Plans
Construction Details
Specification Documents


LEED Implementation
Sustainable Design
LEED Certification

Construction Management
Tracking Services
Construction Observation and Administration
As-Built Drawings
Photo and Report Documentation

Employee Training Seminars
Landscape Architecture Workshops
Playground Safety Workshops by Certified National Playground Safety Inspectors
Speaker Services for Seminars and Workshops