Real Design, Inc.

Real Design Landscape Architecture is a full-service landscape architecture and land design firm located in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

We specialize in the analysis, planning, design, management, and nurturing of both manmade and natural environments.

10/23/2017: We've been selected as a finalist in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners' Big Ideas Contest! Over 100 businesses applied for this contest, and only 10 were selected as finalists! We'll be pitching later this month to win up to $25,000 in investment funding for a BIG IDEA that we've been working on for awhile! Read more about Johnstown's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem here!


09/14/2017: Pick up this month's edition of Johnstown Magazine to read a great feature story on some of our current urban planning work, assessing the potential for Johnstown's riverwall system to be opened up for development and accessibility!

07/28/2017: We're excited to announce that we've signed an agreement with the County of Somerset, Pennsylvania to provide land planning services for the design of the Somerset Lake Nature Park! Located just a half mile from Somerset Borough, the lake encompasses 250 acres of water surface and generates 1.7 million dollars of revenue per year for the Somerset economy. Click here to read coverage from the Somerset Daily-American!

01/27/2017: Congratulations to Real Design's Principal Ryan Kieta for being named to Pennsylvania Business Central's Top 100 People of 2016! Ryan was selected from a pool of hundreds of candidates to receive this honor!

12/22/2016:
Our 2016 Annual Report was published in December. We hope that this report gives our clients and friends an insightful look into the major projects that we've been working on over the past year. To download Real Design's 2016 Annual Report, click here.

10/29/2016:
Real's Principal Ryan Kieta was selected for Pennsylvania Business Central's 2016 class of Foremost Under Forty!

09/16/2016:
Hot off the Press! Ryan Kieta was interviewed by Pennsylvania Business Central magazine's editor Spencer Myers. Ryan and Spencer chatted about Johnstown's riverwalls. Read here!

09/05/2016:
This week, Real Design will be facilitating a public charrette with a team of urban planners and landscape architects from he Loeb Fellowship of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design! The charrette's goal is to help the Johnstown, Pennsylvania community re-imagine its relationship with its river system. Johnstown's local media has been previewing the charrette, including WTAJ-TV, The Tribune-Democrat, and WNTJ News Talk Johnstown!

05/24/2016:
Thanks to The Tribune-Democrat and Kecia Bal for their front page coverage of the V25 Development Program!

01/17/2016:
Real Design was featured in today's edition of the Somerset Daily American. Thank you to Bruce Siwy for writing about Johnstown's Vision 2025 community development program!

10/28/2015:
Real Design will be helping to facilitate the next public visioning session for Johnstown's Vision 2025 community development program. The session is scheduled for November 16th at First Lutheran Church downtown. Click here for details.

09/16/2015:
We’re moving! Real Design is moving office locations from Hanover, Pennsylvania to Johnstown, Pennsylvania beginning October 1st, 2015 so that we may pursue new and exciting opportunities throughout Cambria and Somerset Counties. We are grateful to our clients, partners, and mentors around Hanover who helped us to launch earlier this year, and we are incredibly optimistic for the opportunities that await in Johnstown!

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Beginning in Spring 2016, Real Design began releasing a quarterly newsletter to provide updates about the firm, information regarding projects that we work on, and opinion pieces about current trends in land design and development.

To subscribe to our newsletter, click here!

Past Issues:

Volume 2-2: Summer 2017
Volume 2-1: Spring 2017

Volume 1-4: Winter 2016
Volume 1-3: Fall 2016
Volume 1-2: Summer 2016
Volume 1-1: Spring 2016

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