To enhance the built environment through the preservation of sensitive natural areas, the creative use of land molding techniques, and the imaginative application of land planning strategies and practices.



At H. Edward Black and Associates, we provide a full spectrum of professional land planning and design services, including: land planning; site analysis; landscape architecture; civil engineering; project administration; construction document preparation; maintenance programming; and resource management.

Working closely with our clients, we secure any and all levels of government approvals for projects and provide complete site planning and design services:

  • layout
  • grading
  • roadway and parking area design
  • erosion control
  • storm water management
  • construction observation
  • long-term maintenance management

Our team of skilled land planners, landscape architects and civil engineers–including experts in land analysis and development–guide your project from start to finish in an orderly, prompt and cost effective manner. Our design solutions are built upon “creative” landscape architecture that is supported by comprehensive engineering.  We are committed to providing innovative and environmentally-friendly development projects that benefit our clients, consumers, neighborhood and the environment.


H Edward Black

Edward Black, RLA, FASLA

Ed Black has served as President and owner of H. Edward Black and Associates, Ltd. since founding the firm in 1972. A graduate of Penn State University with a BS in Landscape Architecture, Ed has distinguished himself and his firm through many award winning projects over the past four decades. He is a professionally registered Landscape Architect in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, Virginia and New Jersey, completing hundreds of projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic U.S.

Mr. Black has been recognized for his work with awards or honors bestowed upon him or his firm by: the City of Harrisburg; the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA); and the Harrisburg Builders Exchange. Most recently, Ed was designated a Fellow by the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2013.

Ed has also gained distinction through his extensive civic and professional contributions including a long history of service to his home municipality where he has served as a member of the Township Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, is currently Township Commissioner as well as President of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners. Ed has served as President of the Central Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners and continues to serve on their executive board. Ed has also served his state as a member and chairman of Pennsylvania’s Landscape Architecture Licensure Board. In addition to his municipal work, Ed served as the Past President of the Harrisburg Builders Exchange, is a current board member of the Harrisburg Parks Foundation and has served as a board member of: The Hershey Gardens; the Harrisburg Parks Partnership; and the Fredricksen Library. Additionally, he is a member in good standing with the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), The ASLA Council of Fellows and the SCARAB Professional Honor Society.


PA/DEL Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

  • The Peoples Choice & Merit Awards
  • Wildwood Park Sanctuary Project
  • Reservoir Park Project
  • Capital Area Greenbelt Project

Dauphin County Planning Commission

  • Dauphin County Premier Project Award, 2012
    • Riverfront Park, Millersburg, PA

Distinguished Public Service & Citizen Commendation Awards

  • The DUI Victims Memorial Park
  • Central PA Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute