Suzanne Turner Associates


Suzanne Turner Associates is a research, planning, and design firm whose portfolio includes landscapes of all types and scales in which the meaning of place matters.

Our interest is in unlocking each landscape’s unique potential by understanding it well, by “reading” the marks of human and natural interactions that are contained within the physical fabric of the site and within the stories of the place. It is the complexity and richness of each landscape’s layers that draws us to our work.  This investigation is the starting point for developing design and planning concepts.

STA’s studio office, including a large library of historic and contemporary volumes, provides a setting for the group creative problem solving process that is at the heart of our method. We are committed to designing and planning places that reinforce continuity in community and that communicate the times during which we live, using the best practices possible for sustaining places for the future.



Suzanne Turner Associates is committed to cultural development within the local community and beyond.  A list of organizations and committees in which we are involved follows:

  • American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Baton Rouge Area Foundation
  • Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance (BREADA)
  • Beauregard Town Civic Association
  • Center for Planning Excellence
  • Foundation for Historic Louisiana
  • Hilltop Arboretum
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Awards and Accolades

  • The Garden Diary of Martha Turnbull: Mistress of Rosedown Plantation, ASLA Honor Award; LCASLA Merit Award
  • "Burden Center Cultural Landscape Report," LCASLA Merit Award
  • Havens Residence, Houston, Texas, LCASLA Merit Award
  • Louisiana Speaks: Pattern Book & Planning Toolkit, The Congress for New Urbanists Award of Excellence, American Planning Association Outstanding Planning Award, LCASLA Honor Award
  • "Tougaloo College Cultural Landscape Report," LCASLA Honor Award
  • "Time goes on-- of Sugar Cane, Soybeans, and Standard Oil," LCASLA Honor Award
  • The Gardens of Louisiana; Places of Work and Wonder, LCASLA Merit Award
  • "New Orleans City Park Cultural Landscape Report," LCASLA Merit Award
  • "Shadows on the Teche," LCASLA Merit Award
  • Houston’s Silent Garden, Glenwood Cemetery, 1871-2009, LCASLA Merit Award