About us

Edgewater Design Landscape Architects works on a wide range of site projects including Civic and Institutional, Academic, Commercial, Corporate, Public, and Private Residential. Small and nimble, we can lead both the design process and collaborate with other design professionals.

We draw inspiration collaborating with architects, engineers, planners, ecologists and artists to create landscapes of enduring beauty.

Founding Principal Jan Saltiel Rafel, ASLA, LEED AP is a registered Landscape Architect in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.  After receiving a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from University of Florida, Ms. Rafel started her career in New York City working on parks, corporate and residential estate landscaping and has continued to work on all sectors of landscape architectural design and planning.

Mukta Jadhav, Associate, has a background of Architecture.  Her love of plants and design brought her to Landscape Architecture, receiving a Master of Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University.

John Hayton has joined Edgewater as a landscape architect intern. Currently working on his Master’s thesis at Rutgers University, his skills include sophisticated computer rendering techniques. He is also working with us in the field this summer as we install many of our projects in construction phase.

 

What we believe

We strongly believe in the desire to protect and enhance landscapes and help shape a positive effect on climate, clean air and water, and an improved quality of life. Whether we are designing in an urban, suburban or rural setting, well designed landscapes promote biodiversity with a mix of native species and ecologically appropriate non-native species.

Our projects offer creative challenges; that combine a local sense of place with a global respect for sustainability; that deliver long-term benefits for a wide range of community interests; and that improve the relationship between people and their environment.

 

What we do

Our love of the landscape, urban spaces and the natural ecosystems guides us to investigate the potential and uniqueness of every site.  We work with clients and collaborators from concept design through construction administration.   Having almost all of our design projects built, our experience gives us the knowledge of construction costs, the latest construction techniques and materials, and meeting time schedules.

 

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