BEHNKE Landscape Architecture is the Cleveland-based leader in planning and designing award-winning outdoor places.  As landscape architects and planners focused on improving the communities we touch, we specialize in Active Transportation, Athletics, Education, Institutions, and Parks. Our fresh approach and 60 years of expertise drives our creation of places that are vital, sustainable, and beautiful. 


Cleveland Landscape Architects

Since 1956, BEHNKE has focused on strengthening Northeast Ohio communities.  Behnke started on Shaker Square in 1956 as the firm of Behnke, Szunyog and Ness.  In 1960 we transitioned to Behnke, Ness & Litten, stationed in University Circle, and then to Behnke Associates, Inc. in 1970, moving shortly thereafter to the Warehouse District.  The Flats were our home from 2003-2017.  In 2013 we sharpened our brand as Behnke Landscape Architecture, and in 2018 we moved into our current office in the former Wagner Awning Company building in Tremont. 


Award-winning designs

Throughout our history, clients have returned to BEHNKE for our creativity within any budget, design excellence, and technical expertise.  With national awards, as well as awards on the state and local levels, our firm is recognized as Cleveland’s premier landscape architecture firm.


Experts in site planning and design

Our expertise in planning and design spans:

  • Athletic Facilities  
  • Active Transportation
  • Botanical Gardens 
  • Cemeteries
  • Funding Assistance
  • Green Infrastructure
  • Historic Renovation
  • Housing 
  • K-12 Schools
  • Medical Centers 
  • Mixed-Use Development
  • Parks
  • Public Partnering
  • Streetscapes 
  • Universities
  • Urban Design


we create vital, sustainable, beautiful places.