Spackman Mossop Michaels is a landscape architecture and urban design firm with offices in Detroit, New Orleans and Sydney, Australia. The firm was established in 1994 and has an international reputation for major urban and landscape projects. US Principals Wes Michaels and Elizabeth Mossop have been involved in a range of consulting work in the US since 2004. The New Orleans office was established in 2007, and the Detroit office was established in January of 2017.
Spackman Mossop Michaels is a studio-based design practice. We strive to find innovative ways to create healthy, inspiring and resilient landscapes. The firm has always focused on the public landscapes of cities, parks and open space systems and infrastructure. Building on a long track record of professional experience, this practice offers a responsive, design-focused service dedicated to the implementation of sustainable landscapes. All the principals have broad experience in physical design and planning and the realization of design projects. The structure of our practice allows the principals to be closely involved with all projects.
The office was awarded the ASLA National Award of Excellence in 2009 for the New Orleans City Park Scout Island Strategic Plan and the ASLA National Award of Excellence in 2008 for work on the Viet Village Urban Farm project in New Orleans.