Design Concepts in the News

Every year our work is recognized by news media, advoacy groups, and blogger.

Our press releases are below along with articles from our amazing team and news stories and blog entries about us.. 


06/28/2017 Grand Opening Showcases Design of State-of-the-Art All-Inclusive Playground at Bellevue’s Inspiration Playground

01/13/2017 The Evolution of Outdoor Education for Schoolchildren by Carol Henry

01/10/2017 Robby Layton, Co-founder of Design Concepts, Receives Doctorate from North Carolina State University


10/30/2011 Elk Ridge Park Grand Opening Celebrates the First Community Park for Castle Pines, Colorado's Newest City

10/27/2011 Centennial Park in Rifle Wins Three Awards with Master Plan by Design Concepts


10/19/2010 Rifle, Colorado, Celebrates Grand Opening of Centennial Park Featuring a Master Plan by Design Concepts

08/24/2010 Design Concepts' Rob Layton Elected an ASLA Fellow

06/25/2010 New Erie Community Park drawing crowds for softball tournaments, outdoor movies, and big mountain views

06/25/2010 Grand opening of Design Concepts' Discovery Playground in Spokane Valley, Washington, draws hundreds of all ages and abilities

03/20/2010 Carol Henry Elected President of Design Concepts

03/15/2010 Design Concepts Wins Four Design Awards in 2009


10/15/2009 Design Concepts creates event park in downtown Winter Park

07/15/2009 Five Design Concepts playgrounds selected among the region’s best by The Denver Post

07/07/2009 July 7th Opening for Bear Creek Park Discovery Playground in South Denver

07/06/2009 Five Design Concepts playgrounds selected among the region’s best by The Denver Post

01/25/2009 Lafayette Landscape Architecture Firm Promotes Shanen Weber to Principal


11/21/2008 Design Concepts unveils three new Colorado Parks

06/29/2008 Award-Winning Master Plan for Aurora’s Utah Park to be Unveiled at August 9 Celebration

01/25/2008 Lafayette Landscape Architecture Firm Promotes Rachel Brenna to Associate


11/01/2007 Design Concepts Wins Two Design Awards in 2007

07/15/2007 Design Concepts Welcomes Four New Landscape Architects and Planners

04/15/2007 Design Concepts honors National Landscape Architecture Month with a mentor program to introduce local students to the profession


12/01/2006 Design Concepts Wins Five Design Awards

11/20/2006 Two Landscape Architects Earn Wyoming Licenses

10/31/2006 Design Concepts receives CCASLA Merit Award for Louisville Community Park

10/31/2006 Design Concepts receives CCASLA Merit Award for Denver Public Schools Learning Landscapes Program

07/14/2006 Design Concepts Appoints Managing Principal and Welcomes Three New Landscape Architects

06/21/2006 Coming June 28: The Adventure Playground at Sandstone Ranch, one of two new “theme playgrounds” in region by Design Concepts


07/25/2005 Silver Peaks blends environmental design, assets of traditional neighborhoods in Lochbuie

07/25/2005 GRASP™ planning technique helps Superior place recreational amenities where most needed and useful

06/27/2005 Whitetail Park interprets time travel through prairie history, introduces 'sprayground' to cool kids of all ages

06/05/2005 Park planned for all time


11/03/2004 Four Design Concepts projects win Colorado Construction awards

09/30/2004 Volunteers to install 'Learning Landscape' at Denver's Southmoor Elementary, Oct. 9


12/08/2003Life imitates art: Fossil Creek Park unearths mammoth bones; unveils 'Destination Playground' in Fort Collins

09/30/2003Northglenn Sensory Park offers adventures for all abilities