Shaping and Enhancing Life’s Journeys
Our lives are filled with journeys. Every day, we travel from one place to another. Often, these trips are rushed and purposeful. Sometimes, we get to slow down, enjoy the scenery, and relish in the experience. Our landscape architects are often involved in shaping and enhancing these journeys, whether supporting improvements in national parks and other federal lands; working with communities to develop visions, goals, and strategies for scenic byways; or developing meaningful interpretive programs that enhance visitors’ experiences and shared memories of places.
Otak has been developing scenic byway management plans and designing visitor amenities for over 25 years—including work on scenic byways such as the Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail, Cascade Loop, Volcanic Legacy, Chinook Pass, Okanogan, Coulee Corridor, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Whidbey Scenic Isle Way, San Juan Islands, Navajo Nation’s Kayenta-Monument Valley and Naat’tsis’aan Scenic roads, and others. We provide planning, as well as support with marketing and communications, understanding visitor use patterns and visitor needs and interests, wayfinding and signing, multi-modal transportation facilities, trails and trailheads, interpretive waysides, visitor centers and facilities, assessing historical and cultural values and natural resources, and visual resource management.