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 We help you make good choices about your land. 


We design landscapes that connect us to the places we live. 


We work and live in the tropics of Central America, on farms that we have designed and planted ourselves. We know the trees, the soils, and how the water moves. We are fluent in the culture and language of Latin America. It is this experience that allows us to design productive and beautiful landscapes and viable projects for our clients.

Porvenir Design facilitates a design process that balances the opportunities and constraints of your site with your goals. We help you explore the conditions of your landscape and seek to understand it's context in the larger region, all in order to complete a plan that will help you achieve your vision.



Shanti Reserve

Puriscal, Costa Rica

Sacred Lifeline Project

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Vera Corazon: Girls' School and Ecolodge


Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Finca el Encanto


Antoquia, Colombia

Valle Escondido Preserve

Monteverde, Costa Rica



Porvenir Design helps you make the best choices possible to grow your own food, restore your watershed, and build soil. From helping you to clarify your goals, to siting infrastructure, orchards, and roads, to providing technical planting schematics, we encourage you to leverage our experience in order to accelerate the development of your home or project. See our full list of services here.

Walk & Talk Site Consultation

A one or two day visit to familiarize our team with the site conditions, client goals, and design challenges. This is a great option for clients looking for feedback and quick brainstorms or as the first step in a larger design project. Deliverables include a short write up of design recommendations.

Rapid Site Design

A more in-depth site visit that leaves the client with a conceptual map in their hand.  This is often accompanied by off-site research and in-depth site analysis and design recommendations.  This is an ideal approach for exploring an agricultural enterprise or mapping the full suitability of a landscape.

Concept Master Planning

A concept master plan provides an extensive overview and map of a site's potential layout with details of the most pertinent systems. The planning process is detailed and comprehensive. This often includes planting schematics, implementation guidelines, management plans, and enterprise budgets.