LAND studio was formed in 2011 through the merger of Cleveland Public Art (CPA) and ParkWorks, two of Cleveland's leading non-profit organizations focused on enhancing public spaces.
Historically, CPA had accomplished this through stimulating public art and ParkWorks through the creation and care of inviting greenspaces. But each organization evolved over time to embrace larger roles in the envisioning, planning, designing, building, and programming of Cleveland's public spaces. And this evolution was a collaborative one, with both organizations working together more frequently on multiple projects citywide.
Eventually, the two parent organizations came to the conclusion that by becoming more than occasional partners, they could accomplish even greater work for Cleveland. Thus, after a thoughtful merger process, LAND studio was born.