Reich, formerly known as Reich Associates, was founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1996 upon the ideals and principles of Dr. Robert S. Reich. For forty years, Dr. Reich led the landscape architecture program at Louisiana State University, now one of the top in the nation. Perhaps the most valuable of his attributes was his ability to evaluate and make use of the inherent character of a site and environment, along with his empathy for the needs and desires of people. Our team at Reich, led by principal and owner William (Bill) Reich, embodies these qualities, enabling us to produce solutions sensitive to the needs of the client, the users, and the intrinsic nature of the site.
We provide detailed and custom solutions grounded in each project’s unique needs and context. Our design process includes a thorough site analysis, client and user interviews, diagrammatic coordination, schematic designs, and a ﬁnal design solution that is solidiﬁed in the construction document phase. We strive to develop designs that reﬂect environmental and economic sustainability, an artful, contextual, and aesthetic character, and a successful collaboration between the client, users, and design team.
Our projects have included historic landscape renovation; greenway corridors; parks and recreation facilities; urban design; state and local parks; campus planning; ofﬁce and commercial complexes; resort and mixed-use communities; educational, religious, and medical institutions; subdivisions; sustainable design; and residential garden designs. As landscape architects, our commitment to the environment is tempered by an understanding of the pressures of urban development, maintenance issues, and governmental processes.
Our team is experienced in the planning and design of projects that require the consolidation of the ideas and opinions of many different groups and individuals. We understand the process of producing long-range master and management plans that successfully determine the most important issues and concerns and that develop guidelines for the efﬁcient and effective application of these plans. We also understand how to work as a team with other project consultants, committees, and individuals, having designed for many multi-user groups - churches and schools, municipalities, and developers.
Many of our projects have been recognized and awarded for their design solutions and success by organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, the Louisiana state chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the City of Baton Rouge. We also are ofﬁcially recognized as a small business by the SBA.