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Carvalho + Good, PLLC (CGLA) is a Washington, D.C. based, minority-owned design firm.  We are dedicated to serving our clients with the highest level of professional quality in a diverse array of urban design, planning and landscape architecture services.

CGLA continues the tradition established by Stephenson + Good over the course of 26 years in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.  Our projects have been published nationally and recognized with awards from professional and civic organizations for their contributions to our environment and culture. 

Our Philosophy: As landscape architects and designers we begin with an understanding of each individual site.   We move forward with great care towards sustainability and collaboration to balance our design approach with sound technical knowledge, historical foundations and innovative instincts.  Our design style is one of response to the unique challenges presented by each project.  We engage the physical and technical requirements of a project, and create opportunities for human and social interactions. Our aim is to design spaces in which our lives are conducted and to that end, create inviting, enduring, and  sustainable environments.

CGLA is a small business enterprise and a District of Columbia Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified firm (#LS 57622012012),  a WMATA MBE Certified Business #1559-W and a Maryland MBE Certified Business (10-735).



"Truly great planners instinctively know what makes a great place.  They reach beyond conventional planning to cultivate sustainability, aesthetics, economics and overall great urbanism. CGLA has those instincts, and combined with their technical expertise, know how to create a balanced between inovative vision and buildable outcomes. We continue to engage them whenever we can.”


Stacy Hornstein

Senior Vice President and

Director of Aquisition and Development

Republic Land Development LLC

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