TUCSON, ARIZ. — Effective Aug. 1, 2010, Tucson-based landscape architecture firm SAGE Landscape Architecture and Environmental, Inc. will become a part of Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

SAGE, with offices in Tucson and Tempe, has been known for high quality and service in landscape architecture and environmental services throughout the southwest since 1997. Pierre Pretorius, senior vice president and principal of Kimley-Horn, said, “We have high regard for the talents of Joy and her team, and look forward to having them on board. Their experience will give us greater depth, especially in the areas of historic preservation and landscape architecture, which increases our value to clients across Arizona.”

SAGE founder Joy Lyndes adds, “With the resources and extensive urban design and transit expertise of Kimley-Horn, we look forward to building an even stronger expertise by integrating a cultural resource focus into design, sustainable sites design, Native American projects, and more. This will be a great partnership.”

Lyndes and team will join the Tucson and Phoenix offices of Kimley-Horn.

Kimley-Horn and Associates is a 1,500-person firm with multiple Arizona locations and more than 60 offices nationwide. The firm has been listed among the top 100 Best Firms to Work For by Fortune for the last six years, and is ranked among the top 20 pure design and transportation firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record. Kimley-Horn provides planning and design consulting services related to transportation, aviation, the environment, land development, transit, urban planning/landscape architecture, and water resources.