About Big Muddy

Big Muddy Workshop was founded in 1990 by John Royster with a vision to deliver environmentally responsible design. The firm is recognized for its “green” design solutions and its inclusive planning process.

As a landscape architect with extensive experience in physical master planning, John's expertise can be seen in the wide variety of projects designed by the Big Muddy Workshop team, as well as in the quality of natural resources analysis, ecologic restoration planning and low impact site development for which the Workshop has become nationally known. Big Muddy Workshop has extensive design expertise in parks, trails, campuses, green infrastructure, nature centers, historic sites and cultural landscapes. John, and the rest of the dedicated and talented team, also bring expertise in interpretive master planning, exhibit design, and wayfinding signage planning and design.




Big Muddy Workshop Specialties:

  • Master planning
  • Landscape architecture
  • Green infrastructure
  • Historical and cultural landscape preservatio
  • Interpretive planning
  • Exhibit design
  • Wayfinding system planning & design
  • Stakeholder and public input and collaboration