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:design Excellence Revisited

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A present-day review of five years of landscape architecture awards.

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:law What’s Going On with the SSI?


Will the still nascent Sustainable Sites Initiative be a new LEED?

by Carrie Ann Christensen

:nature How Gardens Heal


How exactly do healing gardens work? A recent student project looks for answers.

by Kristin K. Raab

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_SCAPEnote So we all keep hearing how the recession has hit bottom and there are better days coming soon. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of our profession that design is often the first thing

whips the woods or at the lake or re-acquanting themselves with their beloved city.

to go away in tough economic times and the last thing to

Will we ever want to go back? To the 60+ hour weeks? To

can last longer than other people’s.

devouring of hundreds of acres of farmland each month?

come back after a rebound. Design people’s recessions

the three-week, bang-it-out, over-the-top projects? To the

It is still tough out there. Unallotments are making cities

I was also recently in Winnipeg, where a wholly satisfying

are seeing their endowments shrink with the stock market.

unique works of landscape architecture, has taken more

cut projects. Development barely has a pulse. Non-profits Recent landscape architecture graduates can’t find jobs.

Registered professionals with decades of experience are out on their own -- and not by choice.

I’m not really a pessimist (something you’d maybe disagree with if this is the first thing of mine that you’re reading), but it’s hard not to be right now.

Silver lining? I recently spoke with a landscape architect

public space, the Forks, which includes several truly

than 20 years to implement. Along the way, the city has rehabbed 100+ year old railroad warehouses as a bustling

market and managed to preserve and interpret one of

the key Indian sites in all of Canada. A local landscape architect told me that the Forks only happened because

Winnipeg has been mired in slow growth for almost 50 years. He thought the trade-off was worth it in the long run.

in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I had interviewed him a few

So am I advocating an ongoing recession? No. But maybe

year how things were going and he said it has slowed, but

financially and design-wise.

years back when business was booming. I asked him this that projects are taking more time, more care, to come to

it was time for things to, well, reset to normal -- both

fruition. He said built projects are less ostentatious, more

In the meantime, if you have free Fridays and evenings,

good, because “things were getting a little out of hand.”

you, beginning on page 4.

natural, more ... real. He said ultimately that’s probably

get out there and get inspired. We’ve got a few ideas for

I know a few designers who aren’t working Fridays any

Read on!

don’t seem to care. They love their three-day weekends in

more. Though this comes with a decrease in salary, they

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Excellence Revisited Going back to award-winning designs in pursuit of inspiration text and graphic design by Kalle E. Butler Across the country -- and the globe for that matter -- many

of us are feeling the effects of economic woes in the form of copious amounts of free time. In an effort to offer

motivation and a bit of inspiration, _SCAPE would like to

humbly suggest you get out into the field and check out some actual works of landscape architecture.

On the following pages are MASLA’s award-winning

projects from 2005 to 2009 in the category of Public

Landscape Design, along with those Private Landscape Design winners that are easily accessible to the public. They’re laid out by geographic region, so you can put together an evening or weekend tour. Enjoy!

Scholars Walk at the University of Minnesota

Gold Medal Park

HGA, Inc.


Minneapolis, MN

2007 Merit Award :: Public Design The Scholars Walk, a 2200-foot long walkway set up as

Minneapolis, MN

2007 Merit Award :: Private Design

A significant example of public-private collaboration, Gold

a series of commemorative garden spaces, serves as a connection

Medal Park is a 7.5-acre green space adjacent to the Mississippi River

between Walnut Street to the east and Pleasant Street to the west. The

and the Guthrie Theater. Although the park was privately funded, it

Walk’s design required the accommodation of an initial 1,000 names,

is publicly accessible and contains features such as an observation

with the ability to incorporate an annual addition of 25 names per year

mound that invite visitors to wander through and take in views of the

for a period of 100 years.

historic Mill District, the river, the Stone Arch Bridge and the neighboring

Grand Rounds Parkway System.

The Walk itself is an enjoyable jaunt from one area of

campus to the next. However, the most interesting concept embodied in the Walk’s program is the Wall of Discovery, which artfully displays reproductions of hand-written notes and sketches from distinguished University alumni and faculty

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Minneapolis Central Library Green Roof Minneapolis, MN

The Kestrel Design Group

2007 Merit Award :: Public Design

While the Library’s green roof serves all the usual goals of

green roof design, it attempts to push past the typical installation with the intent of increasing urban wildlife habitat through the use of native plants indicative of Minnesota’s bedrock bluff prairie. Additionally, the planting design gives a nod to the influences of the Mississippi River and to the architecture of the library building itself.

If you need a closer look at the roof than the views afforded

from the library’s interior, keep an ear out for the next tour with the Minnesota Green Roofs Council (

Mill Ruins Park Minneapolis, MN

URS Corporation

2008 Honor Award :: Public Design The design of Mill Ruins Park pays homage to an area once

known as the Minneapolis West Side Milling District, an industrial hub powered by St. Anthony Falls. The park reconnects the city to the river and falls upon which it was founded.

Not every public park can claim fame as an archaeological

site, and the contrast of the ruins against the urban setting is a


fascinating juxtaposition.

Minneapolis Central Library Minneapolis, MN


2007 Merit Award :: Public Design

For this project, the design team addressed the

treatment of exterior space, from building edge to curb front, for the city block upon which the library sits. Among the details are uniquely shaped benches where library patrons can wait for buses and moveable tables and chairs, long touted as essentials in creating dynamic, well-used urban spaces.

The bands of native birch in slate gardens at the

perimeter of the building are a variation from traditional urban foundation plantings. Similarly, the layered stone garden that mitigates the elevation changes between the library’s floor elevation and the street level is an innovative alternative to the oft-employed retaining wall.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church Fellowship Courtyard and Memorial Columbarium Minneapolis, MN

coen+partners 2009 Merit Award :: Private Design

According to the submittal abstract, this design seeks to

embrace the urban context while providing a contemplative space to reflect on death and burial rituals in American society. A perforated metal fence abstracts religious iconography while serving as a permeable sheath between the private memorial spaces and the public realm.

The courtyard and columbarium are private, but walking

along the perimeter affords interesting views through the metal fence. These veiled views add a sense of mystery and otherworldiness to the spaces on the other side.

West River Commons Minneapolis, MN

Close Landscape Architecture

2007 Merit Award :: Private Design This redevelopment project took a contaminated urban site

adjacent to the Mississippi River Parkway and gave it new life as a welcoming gateway into Minneapolis. The mixed-use development combines new housing; restaurants and a coffee shop with outdoor seating to take in the borrowed scenery of the Parkway; and a small plaza that serves as a gathering spot. With plenty of seat walls and moveable chairs, the area is a hub for cyclists, pedestrians, and community members seeking a pleasant place to people-watch and pass the time.

Loring Bikeway Trail Minneapolis, MN

Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.

2006 Merit Award :: Public Design

The Loring Bikeway Bridge, the structure and geometry of

which gives a nod not only to the form of the bridge itself but also to the Walker Art Center bridge, is the final stretch of the Loring Bikeway Commuter Corridor. The cutouts and openings in the wall along the bridge afford views of the downtown skyline while simultaneously screening out freeway traffic, adding a sense of security for those biking across it. At the base of the bridge is a redesigned neighborhood park where cyclists and community members can gather for picnics or just a quick sip of water.

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The Blue Garden

saint paul

Saint Paul, MN


2007 Merit Award :: Private Design As stated in the project abstract submitted by the design

team, the Blue Garden at Hamline University seeks to offer a quiet place for reflection, as a memorial for the losses of loved ones, and a space to contemplate life’s choices

At the intersection of the two crossing paths, a dedication

placard clearly identifies the levels of symbology represented within the small space and draws attention to the purpose behind the inception of the garden. Concrete benches dot the central pathway, but I recommend sprawling out on the grassy lawn in order to more fully observe visitor interactions with the space.

Two Rivers Overlook Park Saint Paul, MN

City of St. Paul Department of Parks & Recreation Design Section

2009 Merit Award :: Public Design With a name derived from its location at the confluence of


elements, paving patterns and creative interpretive panels that demonstrate the literal and symbolic connections of the area’s geology, history, topography and sociology.

Not only is the site a great place to pause on your bike ride

and take in the views - the interpretive panels alone are worth the trip, it also serves as an outdoor classroom for children and for visitors who are new to the area.

Raspberry Island Regional Park Saint Paul, MN

City of St. Paul Department of Parks & Recreation Design Section 2009 Merit Award :: Public Design The design of the park clearly calls upon the forms of the bridges and structures surrounding the island. The rhythmic pedestrian paths offer curving seat walls and semi-private seating areas that allow views of the Mississippi River and of downtown.

With an access point to the river, an arching bandshell,

a grassy lawn, and multiple seating areas, the tiny island offers something for everyone.

St. Paul Central Library Courtyard Saint Paul, MN


2007 Merit Award :: Public Design The redesign of the Central Library courtyard creates

a space that serves as an invitation for entry to the building as well as acting as a semi-public gathering space for library patrons and for group events. It draws from the building’s architecture and uses changes in grade to create a variety of spaces. issue #12

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The Town Green at Excelsior & Grand St. Louis Park, MN

Damon Farber Associates

2007 Merit Award :: Public Design The Town Green is 2½ acres of pedestrian spaces including

water features, public art, a variety of seating choices, and an open lawn area. The central gathering point in the mixed use development, this public-private partnership creates a town center for St. Louis Park that offers a multitude of pedestrian-friendly options, from relaxing on the lawn on the quieter west side of the Green, to people-watching and enjoying outdoor seating at cafes on the bustling east side.

The Capen Prairie Garden Chanhassen, MN

Savanna Designs

St. Louis Park, MN

an intentionally designed prairie, this garden is meant to be an

Damon Farber Associates

introduction to the prairie aesthetic. The site utilizes typical garden

out with native materials to create a more sustainable perennial border,

2005 Honor Award :: Public Design According to the design team, the intent behind the creation

of the 500-person amphitheater was to provide a civic amenity

elements including a water feature, a pergola, and paths carefully laid demonstrating that prairies can, in fact, be aesthetically pleasing.

that would connect the recreational trails in Wolfe Park to the new town green at Excelsior and Grand, while also providing an area to memorialize the city’s veterans and their families.

Used for concerts and community events, the amphitheater

also provides revenue for the city through wedding and other private event rentals.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Visitor Center Chanhassen, MN

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

2007 Honor Award :: Public Design Providing a formal entry to 1,000 acres of gardens, plant

collections, and examples of native landscapes, the design of the landscape surrounding the Visitor Center utilizes a variety of materials and design elements. The resulting series of terraces, gardens, structures, and lighting pulls visitors through the outdoor rooms,

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Veterans Memorial Amphitheatre

2008 Merit Award :: Public Design Juxtaposing an area of restored native prairie with

south metro Nicollet Commons Park Burnsville, MN

Dahlgren Shardlow and Uban 2006 Award of Excellence :: Public Design

This park is the result of efforts by civic leaders,

community members, and the design team to create a centralizing heart of town in a third ring suburb.

A shallow winding water feature that is accessible

to all ages and abilities of visitors invites everyone to dip their toes or to dart through the sprinklers on the floor of the main plaza. A variety of seating options, including a grassy amphitheater and an expanse of lawn, provides multiple levels of interaction with the water feature. In addition, footpaths cut across attractive stormwater swales, adding another area of exploration.

Village at Mendota Heights Mendota Heights, MN

Damon Farber Associates

2007 Merit Award :: Public Design According to the design team’s submittal abstract, the

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Howard Van Doren Shaw, which created a mixed use, pedestrian friendly environment.

The project creates a surprisingly large commercial zone

connected to the residential areas with a path that meanders through a community open space. The town square boasts a plaza where music and community events are held, a small lawn, and a water feature.

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Flood Mitigation Pond St. Anthony, MN

Close Landscape Architecture, Inc. 2005 Merit Award :: Public Design

According to the project’s landscape architects, gaining

viewed from the street, though I strongly recommend striking up a

the support of the residents whose property was condemned for the

conversation with a resident in order to gain better access. Not only

creation of the pond was pivotal to the success of this project. The key

will you have the pleasure of enjoying the pond at close range, you will

to garnering this support lay in the utilization of a naturalized amenity

also gain valuable insight into the results of an intensive public design

as a flood storage area, rather than the creation of a traditional,

process and hear user accounts of the perceived shortcomings and

engineered solution.

successes of the project.

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Although this site is technically in the public realm, visitors

should be advised that it abuts private property on all sides. It is easily

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Grand Forks Greenway Grand Forks, ND

Damon Farber Associates

2008 Merit Award :: Public Design

The Red River Greenway is one of the nation’s first bi-

state Greenways. Occupying more land than NYC’s Central Park, it is a showcase for Federal flood control projects. The Greenway not only retains river waters during floods, it also provides year-round recreational opportunities for the communities that it serves.

Harley-Davidson Museum Milwaukee, WI


2009 Honor Award :: Private Design Although the Harley-Davidson Museum site is a private

landscape, it is accessible to the public. Located in a formerly underutilized section of downtown Milwaukee, the site provides an


expanse of urban public open space. The project is also a boon to


Main Avenue Bridge Fargo, ND

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

2006 Merit Award :: Public Design The Main Avenue bridge project began as a basic bridge

the area in that it is a redevelopment of an historic brownfield site.

Additionally, according to the design team, the project employs

replacement plan to link Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN, but the end

sustainable technologies and site design components such as masses

result is a component in a larger riverfront revitalization effort. Details

of native species and planting strategies that address stormwater

incorporated into the bridge’s final form demonstrate representations of

runoff quality and quantity.

the natural and cultural histories of the communities that it connects.


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north shore

Swenson Science Building Duluth, MN

oslund.and.assoc. 2007 Award of Excellence :: Public Design

According to the project’s design team,

the site plan for the science building follows a theme of “Science on Display.” Utilizing resources reflective of northern Minnesota - steel and wild rice - the laboratory science building (LSB) serves as the southern gateway to the university campus. The LSB is designed around two courtyards that serve as transition and gathering spaces. The upper courtyard

courtyard is defined by an experimental wetland garden that is used as Kalle Butler, Associate ASLA, LEED AP, is a recent graduate of the MLA program at the University of Georgia. Her interests lie in alternative stormwater management approaches and in urban greenspace renewal.

an outdoor laboratory for students and faculty.


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What’s Going On with the SSI? The Sustainable Sites Initiative, spearheaded in part by the American Society of Landscape Architects, promises to be a LEED®-like answer to landscape projects. Will it help, or get lost in the shuffle? by Carrie Ann Christensen

As the world increasingly applauds that which is green,

The LEED® system is recognized by professionals and

green actually is. In response to this question, rating

States Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED® is a

there is a directly proportional need to define what that

the general public alike. Created in 2000 by the United

systems like Leadership in Energy and Environmental

benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of

have been devised to bring some uniformity and account-

in the landscape architecture community. When _SCAPE

Design® (LEED®) and the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SSI) ability to the field of green design. While it has been

amazing to watch LEED standards gain international ®

recognition in recent years, it is also important to remain

critical of them. The less well-known Sustainable Sites Initiative (SSI) is a set of standards being developed in

response to both the green boom and the rising popularity of LEED®. SSI may play a role in pushing LEED® to think

outside the building footprint in creating sustainable

places, but there are underlying questions about how these two sets of metrics will work together as they evolve.

green buildings. It has been gradually gaining attention

took an in-depth look at LEED® in Spring 2007, there were only three accredited landscape architects in Minnesota. Today, there are 53. Changes to the accreditation process

this past spring establish new accreditation levels, including

LEED® “Green Associate,” as well as new

specialty areas. This update will also make the process a

little more challenging by requiring first hand experience with LEED® related projects, the green building industry,

or a relevant degree. Those already accredited will have

the option of specializing by taking another exam, or upgrading their current LEED® AP status by registering

with the new system and doing continuing education.

When _SCAPE took an in-depth look at LEED® in Spring 2007, there were only three accredited landscape architects in Minnesota.

Today, there are 53.


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hile the LEED® ranking system is touted as

“Success will depend on how well SSI markets things,”

is largely based on building design. There

metrics, I don’t know how it could get recognition without

the leader in sustainable design metrics, it

are sections that relate to site design and a pilot LEED


says Stewart. “While it could be a stand alone set of being paired with LEED®.” Eventually SSI is planned to

Neighborhood focus, however, LEED® has a tendancy

dovetail into the LEED® accreditation system, but will but

this, landscape architects have turned to LEED® AP certi-

site design.

to under-emphasize landscape and site design. Despite fication increasingly in recent years. For example, Ellen Stewart, ASLA, LEED® AP, was asked to become accred-

ited by her employer, the City of Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation, because any new city project or building is supposed to follow LEED criteria. While ®

Stewart thinks that having LEED® APs on staff at the parks department makes for good public relations for the City, she also wonders why landscape architecture is not a

more significant component of the LEED metrics. “Why ®

weren’t we involved with the development of LEED® in

the first place?” asks Stewart. “Why did architects set the

standards for sustainability when sustainable design is the very foundation of landscape architecture?” Similar

questions have been asked time and time again by

landscape professionals as the LEED system has gained ®

in popularity. Perhaps such questions were also being

asked by the American Society of Landscape Architects

(ASLA), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the United States Botanic Garden when the Sustainable Sites Initiative was first envisioned in 2005.

also work as a stand-alone set of metrics for sustainable


he final format and content of SSI is still a number of years out, but hopefully it will be worth the wait.

Kristin Raab, a recent University of Minnesota

Master of Landscape Architecture recipient, worked for

SSI doing research in the Spring of 2009 on public health related issues. She was impressed by the thorough process

for developing the measures, and often found herself

doing research that, she says, was far beyond the traditional realms of landscape architecture. The inter-disciplinary committees developing the standards are made up of landscape architects along with professionals from a wide range of fields including, the healthcare industry,

social science, horticulture, journalism, and engineering, to name a few. Raab is confident that the validity of the

content and language of the measures will play a huge

role in determining the success of the Initiative. A draft was released for public review in 2008 and the Sustainable Sites Initiative is currently working to incorporate the comments and develop a point system before launching

The intention of the Sustainable Sites Initiative is to develop a rating system that will provide standards for site- and landscape-based development across scales. SSI is an emerging accreditation

system that is gaining interest

among landscape architects not

only because it is co-sponsored by ASLA, but also because its measures align more closely

with our work. The intention

a series of pilot projects in 2010

to test the rating system’s effectiveness and usability.


will be a call for proposals on The Sustainable Sites Initiative website ( at

The committees developing the standards are made up of landscape architects along with professionals from a wide range of fields, including the healthcare industry, social science, horticulture, journalism, and engineering.

is to develop a rating system

that will provide standards for site- and landscape-based

the end of 2009 for pilot projects. Feedback from the pilot

from the fields of public health and ecology to establish a

provide suggestions on how projects can achieve specific

development across scales. The Initiative draws heavily

set of parameters for measuring the sustainability of built landscapes. While SSI encourages voluntary use of the

system now, there are still many years before we see if it will gain the credibility and recognition that LEED® has. issue #12

projects will be used to create a Reference Guide that will credits.

While the final format and content of the SSI certification process is still being refined, the Initiative’s partners


ered a stakeholder in the new initiative and plans to

topic: law

incorporate SSI metrics and guidelines into future itera-

encourage the voluntary use of the standards. SSI has

already been recognized in firms and classrooms as a worthy tool for measuring sustainability.

tions of the LEED® Green Building Rating System. There is, however, no mention of SSI on the USGBC website. Danielle Pieranunzi, LEED® AP, a project coordinator


and researcher for SSI, says that USGBC has been a big

Emmons and Olivier Resources, Inc. (EOR). Internally,

(TAGs) are reviewing all our credits,” she says, “and

architect Brad Aldrich, LEED® AP, uses the standards at

the firm was working to establish a set of criteria to

measure the sustainability of their projects. EOR decided

to use SSI because of its comprehensive approach to site design, and the fact that it touched on many of the aspects

of sustainability that are important to the firm, such as a comprehensive review of stormwater management.


hile the SSI has been helpful, Aldrich also shares Stewart’s attitude that in order for it

to gain wide awareness or acceptance, it will

have to integrate itself with LEED®. He applauds SSI’s efforts to proactively work with the USGBC. “The format is similar to LEED in that the credits are laid out the ®

same and are even verbatim at times,” says Aldrich. “It is good to have that consistency from the get go. It shows foresight.”

Although he insists that the success

of SSI as a widely used metric may depend on its compatibility with LEED®, he believes there are some

aspects that must remain independent.

“SSI needs to establish its

supporter of her work. “Their technical advisory groups discussing how they might be incorporated into future

versions of LEED®. One of their staff has been on our steering committee since 2006. Overall this is an autonomous effort, but we are continually discussing how we can work together.”

That balance of autonomy and compatibility is critical for

SSI. While the intellectual independence of SSI is important in the developmental stage, a plan for economic

independence is important to its future. “The USGBC

should not get all the profit if the Sustainable Sites Initiative does get incorporated into LEED®,” says Stewart.

“While the LEED® stamp represents a set of standards, it

is also a business.” The future of SSI may depend on its

What will it take for developers to use these standards and hire landscape architects? Will clients really go through the SSI process or will it merely become a tool for internal use in firms and classrooms?

According to the SSI website, USGBC is considered a stakeholder in the new initiative and plans to incorporate SSI metrics and guidelines into future iterations of the LEED® Green Building Rating System. There is, however, no mention of SSI on the USGBC website. own realm of expertise,” he says, “which it is doing by

being independently developed, before it gets incorpo-

rated into LEED so that it doesn’t just become about the



So what exactly does the relationship between SSI and

USGBC look like now and what will it look like in the future? According to the SSI website, USGBC is consid-


compatibility with LEED®, but it is

still critical for the Initiative to set its

own standards and be able to stand on its own, both intellectually and economically.

If marketed effectively the Sustainable

Sites Initiative could be a boon for the profession of landscape architecture.

It embraces practices that are already

built into landscape architectural processes, but what

will it take for developers to use these standards and hire landscape architects? Will clients really go through the SSI process or will it merely become a tool for internal use in firms and classrooms? There has been a rising trend to

opt out of LEED® certification for a more informal use of the LEED® metrics. Clients and employers like the Saint

Paul Department of Parks and Recreation, for instance,

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market themselves as green builders by “following”

Getting Involved

cation for every project. This may prove to be an effective

Since The Sustainable Sites Initiative has the potential to be influen-

circumvents the costs and paperwork associated with the

involved in and informed about the future of the Initiative:

LEED criteria instead of actually pursuing ®



marketing tool for those interested in green building, but

tial for the landscape architecture profession, there are ways to get

LEED certification process. If firms and developers use

• Email updates are sent out by SSI approximately four times per year.

SSI”), how will SSI sustain itself economically? Is there

• A MASLA-sponsored discussion group meets periodically in the


SSI in a similar fashion (projects described as “could-beenough understanding in the general public or need in the market place to ensure the adoption of this type of

Visit to sign up. Twin Cities to discuss the Initiative. To learn about upcoming meetings, contact Kevin Beihn at


• The draft standards are available for free download from the SSI

The successes of SSI will depend on the ongoing involve-

• The Sustainable Sites Initiative will be commencing a two-year pilot

public. But the most pressing challenge going forward

Benchmarks. A “Call for Pilot Projects” will be launched in late

autonomy in the face of its eventual melding with LEED®.

the Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks will be tested on

about sustainability, where it is increasingly difficult to

practices. There will be a limited number but a diverse range of

or will it obtain the prowess (for better or worse) that

how various pilot projects achieved sustainability goals. The

website at

ment of the USGBC, local policy makers, and the general

program starting in 2010 to test the Guidelines and Performance

will be for SSI to maintain intellectual and economic

2009. Working with 75 to 150 diverse projects across the country,

SSI is emerging in a world overwhelmed with information

how well they applie to design, construction and maintenance

stand out. Will the SSI be just another confusing acronym

pilot projects. A Reference Guide will be developed that describes

LEED enjoys? Only time will tell. _S

Guide (to be released in 2013) will document what worked in

Carrie Ann Christensen is a Minneapolis resident and recent graduate from the University of Minnesota MLA program.

was evaluated.


solving site problems as well as overviews of how each project

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topic: nature

How Gardens Heal There’s a lot of talk about healing gardens, but how exactly do they help people heal? Do all gardens heal? A recent Master’s capstone offers some analysis. by Kristin K. Raab

Healing gardens are typically associated with hospitals

In fact, there are such places. This was the subject of my

They provide a comforting environment with pleasant

in landscape architecture from the University of Minnesota.

distractions for patients, family, friends, and staff during

stressful times. While these gardens provide healing benefits to these specific populations, what about the

rest of us working long hours, running errands, caring

recent capstone project for completion of a master’s degree

I reviewed scholarly research and designed three healing

environments on the University of Minnesota campus to alleviate stress and help restore mental capacity.

for our families, and feeling generally stressed? Aren’t

Roger Ulrich, a professor at Texas A&M University, in a

and physical well-being in the face of our packed and

had a view of trees out the window of their hospital rooms

there environments that can help us restore our mental overscheduled lives?


seminal and oft-cited 1984 study, found that patients who needed less medication and recovered more quickly from surgery than patients without a view. In the following

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and are designed to help the sick get better more quickly.

decades the research has mounted, showing a positive

and scope of the space. “There must be sufficient connect-

provide some restorative benefits. Experiencing nature

build a mental map and sufficient scope to make building

overall effect of “nature.” Simply looking at a tree can

by visiting gardens, forests and parks provides additional healing benefits and may in fact be a public health neces-

sity. A large population-based study in Sweden reported

people who visited open green spaces had less stress than

those who didn’t visit green spaces or visited them less often. Another study showed that residents of neighbor-

hoods with extensive green space enjoyed better health than neighborhoods without green space. Many studies demonstrate that exposure to and views of “nature”

(defined by most researchers as trees and plants) reduce stress and aid in the restoration of mental attention.

However, not all natural environments provide a full

range of healing benefits. Research suggests that healing

environments need certain qualities to be effective. Stephen

Kaplan and Rachael Kaplan, professors at the University of Michigan, focused on research related to restoration of

mental attention and proposed four essential qualities of restorative environments: fascination, being away, extent,

edness,” say Kaplan and Kaplan, “to make it possible to

the map worthwhile.” Fourth, a restorative environment

needs to provide spaces or activities that are compatible with an individual’s inclinations. Compatibility describes an environment that enhances and does not impede one’s desires in the environment. Most natural settings contain all four elements.


or my capstone, I built upon Kaplan and Kaplan’s and many other people’s research, as well as my

own experiences and intuition, to develop a list of

ten qualities of healing environments (see page 18). The number one quality of a healing garden is intention. It is intention that separates a “wild” forest from a healing garden. While no one can deny the calming effects of

walking through a forest or tending a garden, a healing

garden is designed intentionally to heal people, and the

designer uses specific criteria and experiences to guide the design.

and compatibility. First, a restorative environment must

After establishing the list of qualities, I mapped them to

tion.’ Soft fascination, such as watching grasses sway in

and vegetation connect to many of the qualities, and thus

provide fascination, but more specifically ‘soft fascinathe wind, calls forth involuntary attention (attention that requires no mental effort), so that the part of the brain that is exhausted from directed attention (used to concentrate

ten possible design interventions. I found that light, water, may be most critical in designing healing environments.

on mentally challenging tasks) is allowed to rest. Second,

Raab’s design for a seasonal promenade, below, would include spring color variety with flowering crabapples and the bright yellow leaves of locust trees. A rill of water lined by fragrant lavender would lead visitors to a Mississippi River overlook.

a restorative environment should produce a feeling of

Using the list of qualities as a guide, I designed three

being away. People need to feel a break from their regular

environment: being away from their hassles, obligations,

and stressors. Third, extent addresses the connectedness issue #12

healing environments on the University of Minnesota’s campus: a white pine forest with a reflection pool, a forest

of lights, and a seasonal promenade. The white pine forest


topic: nature

was created for “getting away.� It provides a peaceful yet

striking contrast to the urban environment. The forest dampens noise from nearby streets and blocks the view

of several of the surrounding buildings. The forest walk stimulates the senses. Visitors amble along a soft path

dappled in light and lined with pine needles, listening to the birds and inhaling the pleasant scent of the pines. The

vertical archetype of the forest is reinforced by the juxtaposition of the clearing, a large horizontal rectangular pool

of water that reflects the surrounding pines and the sky.

Several meditation circles are placed within the forest for

sitting, resting, journaling, reading, contemplating or just

enjoying the view of the sky through the tree branches. The character of the pine forest changes from summer to winter. Snow covers the ground and some of the tree branches.

Tracks of animals not seen in the summer

appear in the winter and the reflecting pool freezes, but

the green color of the pines is preserved and serves as a

reminder of warmer months ahead and the guarantee of renewed growth in the spring.

At Elliot Hall, the psychology building, the pine forest transitions into a forest of lights that continues through

Healing Garden Elements Raab’s capstone developed a list of ten qualities of healing environments and mapped them to ten possible design interventions.


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The reflection pool would fulfill healing garden design criteria in all seasons, including winter, above, when the pine needles remain green. The forest of lights and the white pine forest, left, would provide treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and a place to research the effect of light and color on human health.


hile the healing environments

envisioned for my capstone demonstrate how to apply

research to site design, there are existing

gardens in the Twin Cities area specifically designed for healing. I was curious to review these gardens to see if they

employed the qualities of healing environthe building and then transitions back into the pine forest.

ments I found in the research literature.

I visited two gardens: the Clotilde Irvine

Columns of light representing the cylindrical tree trunks

Sensory Garden at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

contemplation. The lights activate an underutilized space

Health Campus in Woodbury. I visited both on warm,

of the pine trees carve out spaces for public and private

in Elliot Hall and provide full spectrum lighting for treat-

ment of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The color of the lights can be changed for research on the association between light color and health.

A seasonal promenade links the historic Knoll area of

the campus to the Mississippi River. The promenade

leads people through a sequence of symbolic vegetation:

crabapple trees for their burst of buds and fragrant flowers in the spring; honey locust trees for their filtered light in

the summer; sugar maple trees for their brilliant color in the fall; and birch trees for their textured bark in the

winter. The promenade terminates at an overlook seated on the edge of the limestone bluff, where visitors can view the river and the skyline of downtown Minneapolis.

in Chaska, and the Healing Gardens of the Woodwinds sunny, August days.

The Clotilde Irvine Sensory Garden was designed by

Marjorie Pitz of Martin & Pitz Associates in 1994. It greets visitors with a delightful array of colorful vegetation

and texture. The well-maintained garden is specifically designed to accommodate people with disabilities. The

paths are rectilinear, flat and wide for easy traversing.

Elevated edges delineate the path for cane users. Raised beds filled with bright annuals allow people who have difficulty crouching or bending to garden. Markers with explanations of plantings are in Braille and have auditory components.

Benches in the sun and shade provide

resting and contemplation opportunities.


invite feathered creatures to nest in the garden, and wind

chimes respond to breezes. Several water features on the premises issue the soothing sound of trickling water.

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The use of herbs, such as rosemary, and other scented


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The Clotilde Irvine Sensory Garden at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, above, includes many critical healing garden aspects, like sensory engagement, vegetation that marks the seasons, and compatibility with users.

of a climate-controlled building. Sunlight filters into the

plants introduce pleasant garden smells. Raised planters

main wings of the hospital. Even the second floor offers

and screens block sightlines to the parking lot, but the

surrounding woods and hills are still visible. The garden

contains a building and a separate garden that support the arboretum’s horticultural therapy program.

The Sensory Garden contains most of the qualities of a healing environment: intentionality, safety, being away, amenities that engage all the senses, vegetation that

marks the seasons, extent, compatibility and is aesthetically pleasing. As its name implies, the Sensory Garden

stimulates the senses and provides visitors a pleasant respite from their cares and worries.

The most impressive aspect of the Healing Gardens at

Woodwinds, designed by Damon Farber Associates in 2001, is its strong indoor-outdoor connection, offering

hospital through two-story windows illuminating the

prominent views of the gardens and distant woodlands. Watching the red-winged black birds in the feeders must provide some positive distraction to people waiting in the seating areas. Outside, a patio with tables and sun

umbrellas offers places for coffee and socializing. Paths accommodate people walking side by side. The healing gardens are naturalistic in style and incorporate many

native plants and two gazebos. One is large enough for a class or service. The other contains just enough space for a more intimate gathering of family and friends.

Unlike the Sensory Garden, the Healing Gardens contain a long, curvilinear path that offers beautiful views to a wetland and woodlands adjacent to the property. You feel

removed from the hospital even though it is only a fiveminute walk away.

year round enjoyment of the outdoors within the comfort


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The Healing Gardens at Woodwinds also contains most of the qualities of a healing environment: intentionality, being away, engaging several of the senses, vegetation

that provides seasonal cues, extent, compatibility and is, for the most part, aesthetically pleasing. Maintenance of the gardens, however, should be improved. Bare spots

Kristin K. Raab, MPH, MLA, is a 2009 Student ASLA Merit Award Winner and a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota. Before returning to school for her MLA, she worked for several years at the Minnesota Department of Health. Kristin continues to learn about the effect of environment on health.

Sources: Ulrich, R. S., “View Through a Window May Influence Recovery from Surgery.”

and sparsely planted areas exist. I even noticed some

Science, 1984. Vol. 224 (4647), 420-421.

given to some areas of the gardens may be detrimental to

Kaplan, R. and S. Kaplan, The Experience of Nature: A Psychological

trash near the walkways and gazebos. The lack of care healing, especially for a person needing an environment

Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1989.

free of unpleasantries.

Clearly the environment can play an important role in our well-being. Research supports the idea that certain

environments that contain certain qualities can help us heal

and aid in our recovery from stress and mental exhaustion. However, because of the complexities of studying

the interaction between environment and health, no one knows exactly which criteria are absolutely essential or if it is a certain combination of criteria. My capstone helped

summarize the research literature to date, but clearly

further research is needed to substantiate all the qualities of healing environments. Landscape architects must recognize that healing gardens need to include several factors – a garden itself is not necessarily healing. _S

The Healing Gardens at Woodwinds, below and right, provide both immersive and visual healing benefits. Though they contain many of the important qualities of a healing environment, a lack of maintenance threatens to lessen their healing power.

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2009 / 2010 Directory of Minnesota Landscape Architecture Firms

2009 2010

Landscape Architecture

Firm Directory

BONESTROO 2335 West Highway 36 St. Paul, MN 55113 (651) 636.4600 (651) 636.1311 fax, e-mail website Other offices: St. Cloud, and Rochester, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Chicago, IL John Uban, ASLA, RLA Geoff Martin, ASLA, RLA Wally Case, ASLA, RLA Jeff McDowell, ASLA, RLA John Slack, ASLA, RLA Jerry Starkey, ASLA, RLA Stuart Krahn, ASLA, RLA Kate Lamers, ASLA, RLA

Other Offices: Peninsula Guanacaste, Costa Rica


Bryan Carlson, FASLA 1 1 2


Landscape Architects Planners Architects GIS Specialists Engineers, Scientists, and Construction Managers Technical Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 15% 10% 10% 20% 15% 10% 5% 5% 10%

212 SE 2nd Street, Suite 319 Minneapolis, MN 55414 (612) 623.2447 email

Firm Personnel by Discipline

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 10 5 2 6 254 107 83 467


Site Planning/Development Studies Environmental Studies Parks and Open Space Urban Design and Streetscape Master/Comprehensive Planning Transit Facilities Planning Market Research Expert Testimony Multi-Family Housing/PUDS

Landscape Architect Technical TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 10% 20% 15% 10% 20% 25%

Residential Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks, Open Space, and Recreation Urban Design and Streetscapes Master/Comprehensive Planning Recreation/Resort Planning

Example Projects:

Peninsula Papagayo Resort and Golf Community, Costa Rica 1st Street Plaza, Annenberg Plaza, and Feith Statuary Park, Rochester, MN Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Campus, Minneapolis, MN World War II Veterans Memorial, Saint Paul, MN Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Visitors’ Center Planning, Chaska, MN Campbell Garden / Hanson Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Example Projects: The firms listed in this directory have at least one landscape architect registered to practice in the state of Minnesota. Firms have paid to appear in this directory; those with company logos have paid an additional fee. Firms are listed alphabetically according to their official name. This directory does not constitute a recommendation by MASLA of any of these firms, or of one firm over another.


Bielenburg Athletic Complex, Woodbury, MN Northfield Downtown Streetscape Improvements, Northfield, MN Jamaica Avenue Roundabouts, Cottage Grove, MN Fort Snelling Cemetery Expansion, Minneapolis, MN North Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis, MN TCF Stadium Stormponds, Minneapolis, MN

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400 First Avenue North, Suite 528 Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 455.2980 (612) 455.2204 fax website

923 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 332.7522 (612) 332.0936 fax e-mail website

Bob Close, FASLA Bruce Jacobson, ASLA Deb Bartels, ASLA Jean Garbarini, ASLA Jim Robin, ASLA

Damon Farber, FASLA Tom Whitlock, ASLA Joan MacLeod, ASLA, LEED AP Terry Minarik, ASLA Matt Wilkens, ASLA

15612 Highway 7 Suite 300 Minnetonka, MN 55345 (952) 474.2793 (952) 474.2794 fax e-mail website

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 9 .5 1 10.5

Landscape Architects Graphic Designer Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%

Residential Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Space Plazas/Courtyards/Rooftops and Rainwater Gardens Campus/Estate Planning

Example Projects:

Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, MN Benedicta Arts Center Courtyard, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN Chestnut Plaza, St. Paul, MN Children’s Hospital Expansion, Minneapolis, MN Como Campus / Japanese Gardens Experience, St. Paul, MN Great River Energy Headquarters, Maple Grove, MN

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Firm Personnel by Discipline: 10 1 11

Landscape Architects Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 5% 30% 10% 25% 10% 15% 5%

Residential Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Space Urban Design and Streetscape Redevelopment Planning Campus/Estate Planning Interior Landscape / Plantings

Example Projects:

U of M Fairview Riverside Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN Maple Grove Amphitheater & Town Green, Maple Grove, MN Target 2009 Corporate Site Design Standards, Nationwide University of Minnesota Biomedical Discovery District, Minneapolis, MN Markets at Rush Creek, Maple Grove, MN University of Nebraska Abul Sandoz Courtyard, Lincoln, NE

David Tupper, ASLA, RLA Ryan Bachmeier

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 1 1.5 1 3.5

Landscape Architects Technical Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 35% 20% 20% 10% 5% 10%

Residential / Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Master/Comprehensive Planning Multi-Family Housing/PUDS Golf Facilities Planning Campus / Estate Planning

Example Projects:

Windsor Plaza, Eden Prairie, MN Park Place Apartments Clubhouse, Plymouth, MN Meridian Crossings Office Campus, Bloomington, MN Legends Golf Clubhouse / Entry, Prior Lake, MN Palmer Pointe Residential Development, Minnetrista, MN Akradi Residence, Minnetrista, MN


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2009 / 2010 Directory of Minnesota Landscape Architecture Firms



LHB, Inc.

4319 Bryant Avenue South, Suite C204 Minneapolis, MN 55409 (612) 590-1163 e-mail website

123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 338.0800 (612) 338.6838 fax e-mail website

21 West Superior Street, Suite 500 Duluth, MN 55802 (218) 727.8446 (218) 727.8456 fax e-mail website

Mark Koegler, ASLA Greg Ingraham, ASLA Bruce Chamberlain, ASLA Paul Paige, RLA Brad Scheib, AICP

Mark Anderson Michael Schroeder, ASLA Jason Aune, ASLA Carlos Fernandez, ASLA Cassie Neu, ASLA, LEED-AP Lydia Major, ASLA, LEED-AP Heidi Bringman, ASLA, LEED-AP

Frederick J. Poehler, ASLA, AIA, LEED-AP

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 0.5 0.5 1

Landscape Architects Architects TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 20% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%

Residential / Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Urban Design and Streetscapes Master/ Comprehensive planning Multi-Family Housing / PUDs Transit Facilities Planning Corridor / Transportation Planning Other

Example Projects:

Hazel-Mackin Library, Roberts, WI Shenandoah Place, Shakopee, MN Sauk County Health Care Center, Reedsburg, WI Schoening Residence, Minneapolis, MN Dobson Residence, Chanhassen, MN



Firm Personnel by Discipline: 10 4 2 16

Landscape Architects Planners Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 15% 40% 25% 15% 5%

Parks and Open Space Urban Design and Streetscapes Master/ Comprehensive planning Redevelopment Planning Transit Facilities Planning

Example Projects:

UMore New Community Master Plan, Rosemount, MN Vikings Stadium Area Master Plan, Minneapolis, MN Park & Recreation Vision Plan, Saint Paul, MN River’s Edge Commons site design, Elk River, MN Downtown Transit District site design Mound, MN Minnehaha-Hiawatha Development Framework, Minneapolis, MN

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 7 43 55 51 24 180

Landscape Architects Architects Civil, Electrical, Mechanical Engineers; Interior Designers; Land Surveyors Technical Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 15% 10% 15% 10% 20% 10% 15% 5%

Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscapes Redevelopment Planning Master/Comprehensive Planning Residential / Gardens Corridor/Transportation Planning Ecological Restoration/ Stormwater Design / Green Roofs

Example Projects:

Victory Memorial Drive Flag Plaza and Gateways, Minneapolis, MN Fort Snelling LRT and Upper Post Master Plan, Hennepin County, MN Wayzata Bay Center Redevelopment, Wayzata, MN U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge and Visitor’s Center, Necedah, WI North St. Paul Public Works Facility, North St. Paul, MN Cascade Meadows Environmental Learning Center, Rochester, MN

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14800 28th Avenue North Suite 140 Plymouth, MN 55447 (763) 476.6010 (763) 476.8532 e-mail website

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100 Minnetonka, MN 55343 (952) 933.0972 (952) 933.1153 fax e-mail website

605 Board of Trade Building Duluth, MN 55802 (218) 391.1335 (218) 722.6697 fax e-mail website

Other offices: Hibbing and Duluth, MN

Luke W. Sydow, ASLA, RLA Eric R. Johnson, ASLA, RLA Matthew Daly, RLA

Mike Gair, ASLA Kevin Teppen, ASLA Jim Kalkes, ASLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 3.5 3 20 1 16.5 4 48

Landscape Architects Planners Civil Engineers Environmental Scientist Technical Administration TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 5% 20% 10% 25% 15% 5% 20%

Residential/ Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscape Redevelopment Planning Master/ Comprehensive Planning Multi-Family Housing/ PUD

Example Projects:

West End Retail, St. Louis Park, MN The District Retail, Edina, MN Astra Village, Brooklyn Park, MN University / Medical District Master Plan, Eau Claire, WI Groves Aacdemy School, St. Louis Park, MN Applewood Pointe Senior Co-op at Langton Lake, Roseville, MN

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John Dietrich, ASLA Jeff Westendorf, ASLA Steve Schwanke, AICP

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 2 1 21 12 9 45

Landscape Architects Planners Civil Engineers and Surveyors Technical Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 20% 15% 10% 15% 10% 10% 10% 10%

Site Planning/Development Studies Urban Design and Streetscape Environmental Studies (EIS) (EAW) Redevelopment Planning Master / Comprehensive Planning Recreation/Resort Planning Multi-Family Housing/PUDS Corridor/Transportation Planning

Example Projects:

Calhoun Square, Minneapolis, MN Cedar Point Commons, Richfield, MN St. Peter - TH 169 Design Build, St. Peter, MN SuperTarget, Edina, MN West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 2.5 1 3.5

Landscape Architects Administrative / Technical TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 15% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 5%

Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open space Urban Design and Streetscape Master/Comprehensive Planning Recreation / Resort Planning Multi-Family Housing / PUDs Corridor / Transportation Planning

Example Projects:

Highway 13 Streetscape, Red Cliff, WI Shops at Village Creek, Brooklyn Park, MN University of Minnesota Children’s Phase 2, Duluth, MN Tower Avenues Streetscape, Superior, WI Wennell Residence, Two Harbors, MN


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2009 / 2010 Directory of Minnesota Landscape Architecture Firms

SEH, Inc.



100 North 6th Street, Suite 710C Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 758.6700 (612) 758.6701 fax e-mail website

One Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150 Minneapolis, MN 55447 (763) 475.0010 (763) 475.2429 fax e-mail website

4348 Nokomis Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55406 (612) 968.9298 (866) 859.7593 fax e-mail website

Other offices: Madison, Appleton, and Chippewa Falls, WI; Denver and Boulder, CO; Lake County, IN

Other offices: Madison, WI; Fargo, ND

Adam Regn Arvidson, ASLA, RLA

Barry Warner, FASLA, AICP Michael McGarvey, ASLA, LEED AP Ken Grieshaber, ASLA Joni Giese, ASLA Michael Jischke, ASLA Tim Wold, ASLA

1 1

Bob Kost, ASLA, AICP, LEED-AP Chris Behringer, ASLA Veronica Anderson, ASLA, AICP Gus Blumer, ASLA, RLA, LEED-AP Brady Halverson, ASLA, RLA Joe Clement, RLA Danielle Pierquet, ASLA Mike Darrow Dan Jochum, AICP

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 7 21 17 270 250 75 640

Landscape Architects Architects Planners Engineers Technical Administrative 2 0 0 9 TOTAL AWARD WINNER

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 10% 5% 10% 20% 20% 20% 5% 10%

Site Planning/Development Studies Environmental Studies (EIS) (EAW) Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscapes Redevelopment Planning Master/ Comprehensive Planning Multi-Family Housing / PUDs Corridor / Transportation Planning

Example Projects:

Maplewood Nature Center, Maplewood, MN Board of Public Utilities Headquarters Building, Cheyenne, WY Downtown Park and Pavilion, Valparaiso, IN Downtown Plan, Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN Buffalo Community Center and Fire Station, Buffalo, MN Smart Code Zoning Ordinance, Mason City, IA


Firm Personnel by Discipline: 2 0 0 9 12 12 192 22 12 250

AWARD Landscape Architects W I N N E R Planners Civil, Transportation, Structural, Water Resource Engineers Technical Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 15% 15% 15% 5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%

Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Space Urban Design and Streetscape Environmental Studies (EIS) (EAW) Redevelopment Planning Master/Comprehensive Planning Campus/Estate Planning Transit Facilities Planning Corridor/Transportation Planning


Firm Personnel by Discipline: Landscape Architect TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 5% 5% 30%

Residential / Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscapes Master / Comprehensive Planning Recreational / Resort Planning Multi-Family Housing / PUDs Freelance Writing and Writing-for-Hire

Example Projects:

Saint Paul, MN, Parks and Recreation Plan Eco-affordable Infill Neighborhood, Morris, MN Voyageurs Retreat, Biwabik, MN Willmar Design Center, Willmar, MN Private Residence: Anoka Sand Plain, Ramsey, MN Private Residence: Door County, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Example Projects:

Minnesota Ballpark Streetscape Planning, Minneapolis, MN TCF Stadium Urban Design, University of Minnesota Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Visitor Center, Chanhassen, MN Big Marine Regional Park, Washington County Dakota Rail Regional Trail, Three Rivers Park District Silverwood Park, Three Rivers Park District

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701 North 3rd Street, # 109 Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 868.1241 (612) 869.1956 fax e-mail website

150 West Lake Street Wayzata, MN 55391 (952) 476.1574 (952) 476.1573 fax email website

Nathan Anderson, RLA, ASLA

Other offices: San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; London, UK; Park City, UT; Boston, MA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 1 .5 1.5

Landscape Architect Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 70% 10% 10% 10%

Residential / Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Master / Comprehensive Planning

Example Projects:

Staryk Residence, Minneapolis, MN Rekenthaler Residence, Minneapolis, MN McAllister Residence, Golden Valley, MN Vennix Residence, Bloomington, MN Wheelock Residence, St. Paul, MN Goodermont Residence, Minneapolis, MN

ERNST ASSOCIATES 3250 Chaska Boulevard Chaska, MN 55318 (952) 448.4094 (952) 448.6997 fax e-mail Gene F. Ernst, RLA, ASLA Curt H. Claeys, RLA, ASLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 2 1 3

Landscape Architects Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 5% 25% 10% 25% 15% 5% 15%

Residential Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Space Urban Design and Streetscape Redevelopment Planning Multi-Family Housing/PUDS Transit Facilities Planning

Example Projects:

Excelsior Crossings, Hopkins, MN University of St. Thomas Law School, Minneapolis, MN Liberty Park, Marshall, MN Dancing Waters, Woodbury, MN Locust Hills, Wayzata, MN Dauwalter Residence, Chaska, MN

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Roland Aberg, ASLA, RLA Dave Howerton, ASLA, RLA Anne Howerton, ASLA, RLA Doug Balsley, ASLA, RLA John Burkholder, ASLA Dwight DeMay, ASLA, RLA Amie MacPhee, ASLA Martha Folger, ASLA, RLA Shilpa Patil, ASLA, RLA Karl Sveinsson, ASLA, RLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 16 35 15 6 5 10 87

Landscape Architects Architects Planners Other – Interior Designers Technical Administrative Total

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 35% 25% 10% 10% 5% 5% 5% 5%

Recreation / Resort Planning Master / Comprehensive Planning Urban Design and Streetscapes Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Corridor / Transportation Planning Residential / Gardens Golf Facilities Planning

Example Projects:

Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, CA Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, SC Bachelor Gulch Ski Resort, Vail, CO The Upper Minnehaha Creek Corridor Master Plan, Minnetonka, MN Pellissippi Research Center Master Plan, Knoxville, TN

HNTB MINNEAPOLIS 7900 International Drive, Suite 600 Minneapolis, MN 55425-8910 (952) 920.4668 (952) 920.0173 (fax) e-mail website Karl Weissenborn, ASLA, RLA, CLARB Mark Salzman, ASLA, RLA, CLARB Diane Hellekson, ASLA, RLA, CLARB Regina Flanagan, Assoc. ASLA Larry Dallam, PE, PhD Phil Hanegraaf, AICP Ken Nimmer, REM Scott Siefker, ASLA Ron Taylor, ASLA, CLARB

Other Offices: 60 Offices nationwide including Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit Firm Personnel by Discipline: 5 14 8 5 3 35

Landscape Architects Civil Engineers Planners Technical Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 60% 20% 20%

Transportation Urban Design Parks, Parkways, and Trails

Example Projects:

Blue Water Bridge Plaza Design Guide, Port Huron, MI Holman Field Site Design, St. Paul, MN Ambassador Bridge, Public Art for Bagley Street Pedestrian Bridge, Detroit, MI Lyndale Bridge over Minnehaha Creek Aesthetic Design, Minneapolis, MN I-94 Managed Lanes Environmental Assessment, Portland Ave. to Cretin Ave., Minnesota DOT Grand Rounds Missing Link Development Study, Minneapolis, MN

MARTIN & PITZ ASSOCIATES, Inc. 1409 Willow Street, Suite 110 Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 871.0568 (612) 871.6520 fax e-mail Marjorie Pitz, FASLA Firm Personnel by Discipline: 1


Landscape Architect


Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 5% 20% 10% 5% 5% 5% 50%

Residential / Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscapes Campus / Estate Planning Corridor / Transportation Planning Landscape Art

Example Projects:

Ramsey County Library, Maplewood, MN The Merwyn at Triangle Park, Minneapolis, MN First Bridge Park, Minneapolis, MN Sensory Garden, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN Tree Man!, Ravenous Bird, Green Grump, and Leaf Cradles at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Turning Leaves, North Regional Library, Minneapolis, MN


2009 / 2010 Directory of Minnesota Landscape Architecture Firms


2009 / 2010 Directory of Minnesota Landscape Architecture Firms



760 Vandalia Street, Suite 100 St. Paul, MN 55114 (651) 646.4764 (651) 646.8393 fax e-mail website

365 East Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55101 (651) 221.0401 (651) 297.6817 fax, e-mail

McRae Anderson, CLP, ASLA Cynthia Peterson, CCLP

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 1 2 16 19

Landscape Architect Certified Landscape Professional - Interior Technical TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 90% 10%

Interior Landscape Plantings Landscape Renovations

William D. Sanders, FASLA Larry L. Wacker, ASLA, RLA Greg Johnson, RLA David Wanberg, AICP, ASLA, AIA Robert Gunderson, ASLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 4 2 1 1 8

Landscape Architects Planners Design Technician Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 5% 20% 30% 10% 5% 30%

Residential/Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscape Redevelopment Planning Master/Comprehensive planning

Example Projects:

Lake of the Isles Master Plan; Minneapolis, MN Minnehaha Regional Park, Washburn Picnic Area, Minneapolis, MN Cloquet Comprehensive Plan, Cloquet, MN SPPS Site Improvements / Athletic Fields, Saint Paul, MN Concordia College Athletic Fields, Saint Paul, MN Dunn County, WI, Sustainability Workshop

Example Projects:

Woodbury Central Park, Woodbury, MN Mall of America, Bloomington, MN IDS Crystal Court, Minneapolis, MN Metro Point, St. Louis Park, MN Xcel Energy, Minneapolis, MN

PATTEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE LLC 208 Rum River Drive N Princeton, MN 55371 (763) 389-1099 David W. Patten, RLA, ASLA Firm Personnel by Discipline: 1 .5 1.5

Landscape Architects Administrative TOTAL

In the Spring 09 issue of _SCAPE magazine, many of these firms were recognized with MASLA design awards. The listing and thumbnails below give a brief overview. In addition, the public landscape winners are revisited in this issue, along with other public winners since 2005, beginning on page 4. More more information on the 2009 award winners, go to Honor Award: Planning and Research City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Vision Plan Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc., and Treeline

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 5% 5%

Residential / Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Space Urban Design and Streetscape Master/Comprehensive Planning Recreation / Resort Planning Campus / Estate Planning Multi-Family Housing/PUDS

Honor Award: Planning and Research UMore Park: A University Founded Community Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Honor Award: Private Landscape Design Harley-Davidson Museum oslund.and.assoc.


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Merit Award: Private Landscape Design Westminster Presbyterian Church Fellowship Courtyard and Memorial Columbarium Coen + Partners

Merit Award: Planning and Research Cold Spring Granite Redevelopment Framework Bonestroo

Merit Award: Planning and Research Highway 20/26 Corridor Enhancement Study Plan SEH, Inc.

Merit Award: Planning and Research MacArthur Park Master Plan oslund.and.assoc.

Merit Award: Planning and Research Minnesota Ballpark Streetscape Planning SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Merit Award: Public Landscape Design Raspberry Island Regional Park City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department, Design Section

Merit Award: Public Landscape Design Two Rivers Overlook Park City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department, Design Section

Merit Award: Residential Design Speckman House Landscape Coen + Partners

Merit Award: Unbuilt Works B.F. Nelson Park URS Corporation

Merit Award: Unbuilt Works University of Minnesota Presidents Club Garden HGA, Inc.

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2009 / 2010 MASLA Membership Directory

2009 2010

M A S L A Membership


McRae Anderson, ASLA

Adam R. Arvidson, ASLA

McCaren Designs, Inc.


760 Vandalia Street, Suite 100

4348 Nokomis Avenue

St. Paul MN 55114-1303

Minneapolis MN 55406

(651) 646-4764

(612) 968-9298

Veronica Anderson, ASLA

Jason P. Aune, ASLA


537 8th Avenue S

671 Walsh Road

South Saint Paul MN 55075

Hudson WI 54016 (651) 490-2116

Thomas W. Badon, Jr., ASLA

15615 June Grass Lane Eden Prairie MN 55347

Megan Andrada, Affiliate ASLA

(952) 722-8777

Landscape Structures

601 7th Street South

Roland S. Aberg, ASLA Hart Howerton 150 Lake Street West, Suite 104 Wayzata MN 55391 (952) 476-1574 Timothy M. Agness, FASLA 12136 Everton Avenue North Saint Paul MN 55110 (651) 429-8997 Brad Aldrich, ASLA Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc 2914 Polk Street NE Minneapolis MN 55418 (651) 203-6042 Ross Altheimer, ASLA HGA 3440 44th Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55406 (612)758-4523 Nathan Anderson, ASLA Avocado Green, Inc. 701 N. 3rd Street, Suite # 109 Minneapolis MN 55401

Delano MN 55328-8605

Laura Baker, Associate ASLA

(515) 236-7536

Apartment 103

2634 Blaisdell Avenue Minneapolis MN 55407

Mark Apfelbacher, Associate ASLA

Rehbein Environmental Solutions, Inc 504 Pelham Boulevard

Deborah L. Bartels, ASLA

Saint Paul MN 55104

1131 Juliet Avenue

St. Paul MN 55105 (651) 222-5754

Melinda M. Appold, ASLA

Applod Design Inc. Suite 200

John Bean, Affiliate ASLA

302 S Lake Avenue

Flair Fountains, Inc

Duluth MN 55802

4501 Hiawatha Avenue

(218) 727-2626

Minneapolis MN 55406

Andrea Arnoldi, Associate ASLA

Chris Behringer, ASLA

Kimley-Horn & ASSOC., Inc.

SEH, Inc.

Suite 345N

3811 Bassett Creek Drive

2550 University Avenue West

Minneapolis MN 55422

St. Paul MN 55114

(612) 758-6743

(651) 643-0452 Ronald J. Beining, ASLA Kathy Aro, Affiliate ASLA

Ron Beining Associates LLC

Minnesota Chapter

1712 Mount Curve Avenue

International Market Square

Minneapolis MN 55403-1016

275 Market Street

(612) 418-0772

Minneapolis MN 55405

(612) 339-0797

(612) 868-1241


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Debra Brodsho, ASLA

Anthony Chevalier, Associate ASLA

651 Hale Avenue North

Brodsho Consulting

2783 Xerxes Ave. So., #202

Oakdale MN 55128

698 Northbridge Court

Minneapolis MN 55416

(651) 770-8448

St. Paul MN 55123

(651) 688-8023

Karen Blaska, ASLA

Carrie Christensen, Associate ASLA 3816 38th Avenue South

Anoka County

Matthew R Brooks, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55406

550 Bunker Lake Boulevard

Dakota County Technical College

Andover MN 55304

1300 East 145th Street

(763) 767-2865

Rosemount MN 55068-2997

Erica Christenson, Associate ASLA

(651) 423-8392

3035 Pleasant Avenue S, #103

Minneapolis MN 55408

Brett Gustav Blumer, ASLA

(612) 220-4310


Barbara K. Burgum, ASLA

Butler Square Building, Suite 710C

19380 Walden Trail

100 North 6th Street

Deephaven MN 55391

Craig Allan Churchward, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55403

3093 North Asbry Avenue


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Kevin Biehn, ASLA

Saint Paul MN 55112 Kalle Butler, Associate ASLA

(612) 655-0651

3454 Elliot Avenue, Apartment 1

Regina E. Bonsignore, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55407

Gina Bonsignore

Landscape Architecture, LLC

Curt H. Claeys, ASLA TNG Inc.

391 Mount Curve Boulevard

Camille C. Calderaro, ASLA

517 Kassel Drive

Saint Paul MN 55105-1325

13416 Inverness Road

Chaska MN 55318

(651) 278-3071

Minnetonka MN 55305

(612) 929-2049

(612) 990-2969 Margaret Sand Booth, FASLA Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Ecological Services

Anna Claussen, Associate ASLA Bryan D. Carlson, FASLA

Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Bryan Carlson

123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100

Planning & Landscape Architecture

Minneapolis MN 55401-1659

500 Lafayette, Box 25

212 SE 2nd Street, Suite 319

(612) 338-0800

St. Paul MN 55155-4025

Minneapolis MN 55414

(651) 259-5088

(612) 623-2447

Roger D. Clemence, FASLA 3339 St. Louis Avenue

Scott Bradley, FASLA

Wallace L. Case, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55416-4394

4510 Chatsworth St. North

Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik

(612) 625-6860

Shoreview MN 55126

and Associates

(651) 284-3758

2335 West Highway 36

Saint Paul MN 55113

Robert A. Close, FASLA

(651) 604-4865

Close Landscape Architecture

400 First Avenue No., Suite 528

Heidi Sawyer Bringman, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55401

LHB Engineers & Architects Suite 500

Bruce L. Chamberlain, ASLA

(612) 455-2990

21 West Superior Street

Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Duluth MN 55802-2085

123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100

(218) 279-2429

Minneapolis MN 55401-1659

(612) 252-7140

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Shane A. Coen, ASLA

Laura J. Detzler, Associate ASLA

Timothy W Erkkila, ASLA

Coen + Partners, Inc.

Center for Changing Landscapes

18009 Weaver Lake Drive North

400 First Ave North, Suite 210

628 Johnson Street

Maple Grove MN 55369-9571

Minneapolis MN 55401

Anoka MN 55303

(763) 923-8237

(612) 341-8070

(612) 624-7557

Charles A. Colvin, ASLA

Don DeVeau, ASLA

Ernst Associates

Extension Design Build, Inc.

Three Rivers Park District

3250 Chaska Boulebard

1575 Balinese Street

3000 Xenium Lane North

Chaska MN 55318

Shakopee MN 55379

Minneapolis MN 55441

(612) 448-4094

(952) 807-7282

(763) 559-6760

Stewart F. Crosby, ASLA

John E. Dietrich, ASLA

3252 Fremont Avenue

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

RLK Incorporated

Minneapolis MN 55408

4520 West 39th Street

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100

(952) 928-9600

St. Louis Park MN 55416

Minnetonka MN 55343-9128

(763) 475-0010


Barbara P. Cross, ASLA

Barbara Dunsmore, Affiliate ASLA

923 Nicollet Mall

25530 Birch Bluff Road

10602 Fenner Avenue SE

Minneapolis MN 55402-3201

Excelsior MN 55331

Delano MN 55328

(612) 332-7522

(952) 470-6992

Gene F. Ernst, ASLA

Sarah Faiks, ASLA

Damon Farber, FASLA Damon Farber Associates Lawrence C. Durand, ASLA

Chad E. Feigum, ASLA

Jamie Csizmadia, ASLA

Graystone Durand & Associates

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

3702 E. 34th Street

2946 Chippewa Avenue North

1689 Pebble Terrace

Minneapolis MN 55406

Maplewood MN 55109

Shakopee MN 55379

(612) 865-1190

(952) 937-5150

Lorin W. Culver, ASLA

Bernard L. Edmonds, ASLA

Independent Consultant

1980 Margaret Street

Brian Fewell, Associate ASLA

1423 Lakeview Ave S

St. Paul MN 55119

360 Carlson Parkway, Apartment 226

Minneapolis MN 55416-3632

(612) 735-4565

Minnetonka MN 55305

(507) 398-2696

(612) 377-3892

Nathan Ekhoff, ASLA

Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik Gary M. Fishbeck, ASLA

Matthew H.S. Davis, ASLA

and Associates

Shaw Design Associates, Inc

2335 West Highway 36

701 Washington Avenue North

3629 Dupont Ave South

Saint Paul MN 55113

Minneapolis MN 55401

Minneapolis MN 55409

(651) 604-4865

(612) 758-4243

(612) 825-5629 Frank Fitzgerald, ASLA Mark W. Engel, ASLA

CLOSE Landscape Architecture +

Jeffrey Deitner, Associate ASLA

Yaggy Colby Associates

3241 Colfax Avenue South

The Nature Group

2001 14th street NE

Minneapolis MN 55408

637 2nd Street West

Rochester MN 55906


Hastings MN 55033

(507) 288-6464

(612) 929-2049


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Stephen Goltry, ASLA

Thomas R. Harrington, ASLA


Stephen Wesley Goltry, ASLA, CLARB,

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

7900 International Drive, Suite 600

AICP, Landscape Architect & Planner

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Regina M. Flanagan, ASLA

2550 University Avenue West

Minneapolis MN 55425

3026 West Lake Street, Suite 201

Suite # 345N

(952) 345-5997

Minneapolis MN 55416-4515

Saint Paul MN 55114

(612) 920-3825

(651) 643-0446


Richard L. Gray, ASLA

Benjamin Hartberg, ASLA

14800 28th Avenue North, Suite 140

Toltz, King, DuVall, Anderson

1583 Berkeley Avenue

Michael John Gair, ASLA

Plymouth MN 55447-4826

Associates, Inc.

Saint Paul MN 55105

(651) 464-3130

4041 45th Ave South

(952) 890-6044

Minneapolis MN 55406

(651) 292-4420 Donald S. Ganje, ASLA

City of St. Paul

Kandace Hazard, ASLA 511 32nd Avenue South, #7

300 City Hall Annex

Jeff Greeney, Affiliate ASLA

Moorhead MN 56560

25 West 4th Street

Hedberg Landscape Supplies

(701) 234-6156

St. Paul MN 55102

1205 Nathan Lane

(651) 266-6425

Minneapolis MN 55441

(612) 366-3269

Dennis B. Healy, ASLA

PO Box 26

Jean Marie Garbarini, ASLA

Ivanhoe MN 56142

Close Landscape Architecture

Kenneth Grieshaber, ASLA

(507) 368-4248

400 1st Avenue North, Suite 528

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Minneapolis MN 55401

One Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150

(612) 455-2980

Minneapolis MN 55447-4443

Stefan Helgeson, Affiliate ASLA

(763) 475-0010

Stefan Helgeson Associates

3609 W 55th Street

Anne Okerman Gardner, ASLA

Edina MN 55410

Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation

Jim G. Hagstrom, ASLA

(952) 925-3799

1828 Quincy St NE

Savanna Designs, Inc.

3637 Trading Post Trail Afton MN 55001

Diane Hellekson, ASLA

Joni L. Giese, ASLA

(651) 398-6910


SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

7900 International Drive, Suite 600

One Carlson Parkway N., Suite 150

Minneapolis MN 55425

Minneapolis MN 55447-4443

Brady K. Halverson, ASLA

(952) 345-5954

(763) 475-0010

100 North 6th Street, Suite 710C

Minneapolis MN 55403

Kerry J. Glader, Affiliate ASLA

(612) 758-6783

Clinton N. Hewitt, ASLA

2412 Russell Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55405

Plaisted Companies, Inc. PO Box 332

Sarah Harding, ASLA

(612) 625-7355

11555 205th Ave NW

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Elk River MN 55330

One Carlson Parkway, Suite 150

(763) 441-1100

Minneapolis MN 55447

Eric Holt, Associate ASLA

(763) 475-0010

Barr Engineering Company

3120 Grand Avenue S Minneapolis MN 55408 (952) 832-2733

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Michael Horn, ASLA

Eric R. Johnson, ASLA

Gregory S. Kellenberger, ASLA

Three Rivers Park District

SAS + Associates

Landmark Design, Inc.

3000 Xenium Lane North

301 West First Street

4045 Watertown Road

Plymouth MN 55441-1299

605 Board of Trade Building

Maple Plain MN 55359-9616

(763) 559-6760

Duluth MN 55802

(952) 476-6765

(218) 391-1335 Greg Ingraham, ASLA

Heather Kieweg, ASLA

Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Wade Johnson, Associate ASLA

889 Carroll Avenue

123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100

1530 Fulham Street

St Paul MN 55114

Minneapolis MN 55401-1659

Saint Paul MN 55108


(612) 338-0800

1(651) 226-2968

Bruce D. Jacobson, ASLA

Matthew Fair Jones, ASLA

1875 Highsted Drive

Close Landscape Architecture

Matthew Fair Jones, LLC

Maple Plain MN 55359

400 1st Avenue North, Suite 528

5300 Girard Avenue South

(763) 972-5372

Minneapolis MN 55401

Minneapolis MN 55419

(612) 455-2980

(612) 419-5106

Sean Jergens, ASLA

Spencer Lynn Jones, ASLA

2804 Vernon Avenue South

SRF Consulting Group

Spencer Jones, Landscape Architect

St. Louis Park MN 55416-1840

One Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150

809 Ivanhoe Drive

(952) 920-8605

Minneapolis MN 55447-4443

Northfield MN 55057

(763) 475-0010

(507) 645-4188

Michael Jischke, ASLA

James A. Kalkes, ASLA

Saint Paul MN 55108

2218 W 53rd Street

McCombs Frank Roos

(701) 271-3639

Steven G. King, FASLA

Nancy C Klaber, ASLA Living Palette Design, Inc.

Paulo Kneip, Associate ASLA 1362 Wynne Avenue, Apartment 33

Minneapolis MN 55419

Associates, Inc. (MFRA)

(763) 475-0010

14800 28th Avenue North, Suite 140

Plymouth MN 55447

Richard W. Koechlein, ASLA

(763) 476-6010


5140 Zenith Avenue South

Joshua J. Johnson, ASLA Yaggy Colby Associates

Minneapolis MN 55410

4621 White Pine Place, NW

Mark Kaltsas, ASLA

(612) 373-6886

Rochester MN 55901

MK Land Corporation/TerraMark

(507) 288-6464

5460 Dahlgren Road

Chaska MN 55318

R. Mark Koegler, ASLA

(952) 292-2458

Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100

Clayton L. Johnson, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55401-1659

9400 Xylon Avenue South Bloomington MN 55438

Kevin J. Keenan, ASLA

(612) 338-0800

(952) 887-2794

Keenan & Sveiven, Inc.

15119 Minnetonka Boulevard, Suite A Minnetonka MN 55345

John A. Koepke, ASLA

(612) 475-1229

University of Minnesota

1765 Fairview Avenue North Falcon Heights MN 55113 (612) 625-6068


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Daren Laberee, ASLA

Harlan Lehman, Affiliate ASLA


3250 131 Street W

Escofet USA MWP

2335 West Highway 36

Rosemount MN 55068

5101 State Highway 55, Suite 6000

St. Paul MN 55113


Minneapolis MN 55427


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Mike Konieczny, ASLA Katherine Moorman Lamers, ASLA

Barry Lehrman LEED-AP, ASLA

Kristi Koppmann, Affiliate ASLA

Bonestroo, Inc.

PDI World Group

Sustane Natural Fertilizer, Inc

2215 Benjamin Street, NE

4741 Harriet Avenue

310 Holiday Avenue

Minneapolis MN 55418

Minneapolis MN 55419

Cannon Falls MN 55009

(651) 967-4534

(507) 263-3003

Bruce D. Lemke, ASLA Ian Lamers, ASLA

Plantscape, Inc.

Robert M. Kost, ASLA

2215 Benjamin Street NE

6300 Bury Drive

Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc.

Minneapolis MN 55418

Eden Prairie MN 55346

19155 Lake Avenue

(612) 373-9530

(952) 224 9929

Deephaven MN 55391

James B. Lasher, ASLA

Jeffrey C. Liljegren, ASLA

LSA Design, Inc.

Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc.

Travis Kratcha, Associate ASLA

120 South Sixth Street, Suite 1700

800 Hearst Avenue

99 California Avenue W, Apartment 307

Minneapolis MN 55402

Berkeley CA 94710

St. Paul MN 55117

(612) 339-8729

(510) 845-7549

Tadd Kreun, ASLA

Jeffrey M. Lawler, Associate ASLA

Miles A. Lindberg, ASLA

4121 Quentin Avenue South

Meritage Design Studio

Westwood Professional Services

St. Louis Park MN 55416-3232

11441 Wild Heron Point

7699 Anagram Drive

(612) 359-9144

Eden Prairie MN 55347

Eden Prairie MN 55344

(952) 240-7217

(952) 937-5150

2808 Maplewood

Catherine Lechelt, Associate ASLA

William A Livingston, ASLA

High Ridge MO 63049

Hennepin County

329 East Lake Street

(314) 398-2240

13313 Zenith Lane

Waconia MN 55387

Eden Prairie MN 55346

(952) 442-1820

(651) 665-9500

(612) 758-6715

Kevin Kroen, Associate ASLA

Mark Kronbeck, ASLA Jon Loidolt, ASLA

Alliant Engineering, Inc. 233 Park Avenue South, Suite 200

Theodore E. Lee, ASLA

Westwood Professional Services

Minneapolis MN 55415-1108

HGA Architects and Engineers

7699 Anagram Drive

(612) 758-3080

701 Washington Avenue North

Eden Prairie MN 55344

Minneapolis MN 55401-1180

952 906 7451

(612) 758-4306

Matthew Kumka, Associate ASLA Hannah Loope, Associate ASLA

Barr Engineering Company 4700 West 77th Street

Jared C. Lee, ASLA

25 Seymour Avenue SE

Minneapolis MN 55435

Anderson Johnson Associates, Inc.

Minneapolis MN 55414

(952) 832-2733

7575 Golden Valley Road, Suite 200

(952) 928-9600

Minneapolis MN 55427

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Karyn M. Luger, ASLA

Roger B. Martin, FASLA

Jeff McDowell, ASLA

3911 Morningside Road

Roger Martin, Landscape Architect

Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik

Minneapolis MN 55416

2912 45th Avenue South

(952) 926-3617

Minneapolis MN 55406-1829

2335 West Highway 36

(612) 729-8245

Saint Paul MN 55113

(651) 604-4865

Paul R. Lura, ASLA

and Associates

Glacial Ridge, Inc.

Jody Martinez, ASLA

4566 Hwy 71 NE

City of St. Paul Parks & Recreation

Kathryn J. McFadden, ASLA

Willmar MN 56201

25 West 4th Street

395 John Ireland Blvd

(320) 231-2231

300 City Hall Annex

Saint Paul MN 55155

St. Paul MN 55102

(651) 366-4641

(651) 266-6424

L. Peter MacDonagh, ASLA

The Kestrel Design Group

Renee Christine McGarvey, ASLA

7101 Ohms Lane

Andrew J. Masterpole, ASLA

US Army Corps of Engineers

Minneapolis MN 55439

9 13th Avenue NW

2909 Raleigh Avenue

(952) 928-9600

Rochester MN 55901

St. Louis Park MN 55416

(507) 288-6464

(651) 290-5640

Damon Farber Associates

Stephen Paul Mastey, ASLA

Michael P. McGarvey, ASLA

2817 43rd Avenue South

Landscape Architecture, Inc

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Minneapolis MN 55406

856 Raymond Avenue, Suite C

One Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150

(612) 332-7522

Saint Paul MN 55114

Minneapolis MN 55447-4443

(651) 646-1020

(763) 249-6753

LHB, Inc.

Robert M. Mattson, FASLA

Ronald Melchert, ASLA

250 Third Avenue North

36120 Tamarack Road

RL Melchert LLC

Minneapolis MN 55401

Crosslake MN 56442

921 St. Croix Street

(612) 752-6956

Hudson WI 54016

Joan Macleod, ASLA

Lydia Ann Major, ASLA David Mayer, ASLA

Meg Malde-Arnosti, ASLA

Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc.

Howard Merriam, Affiliate ASLA

Windsor Companies

128 Soo Line Drive

Anchor Wall Systems

1722 Princeton Avenue

Bismarck ND 58502

5959 Baker Road, Suite 390

Saint Paul MN 55105

(701) 355-8714

Minnetonka MN 55345-5996

(651) 482-0205

(952) 933-8855 John McConkey, Affiliate ASLA Geoffrey C. Martin, ASLA

Landscape Structures, Inc.

Paula K. Mestelle, ASLA


601 Seventh Street, South

3979 Hidden Creek Avenue

2335 Highway 36 West

Delano MN 55328

Hermantown MN 55811

Roseville MN 55113

(763) 972-5348

(952) 937-5150

(651) 967-4550

Andrew J. McDermott, III, ASLA

Cory Meyer, ASLA

2702 Walters Port Lane

Westwood Professional Services

Orono MN 55331

9400 County Rd 26

(612) 713-5263

Minnetrista MN 55359-9332

(952) 937-5150


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Radhika Mohan, Associate ASLA

Christopher Ochs, Associate ASLA

Mickman Brothers, Inc

406 Highpoint Curve

850 Dayton Avenue

14630 Hwy 65

Saint Paul MN 55119

Saint Paul MN 55104

Anoka MN 55304


(651) 307-1367

(763) 434-4678

2009 / 2010 MASLA Membership Directory

Christopher Mickman, Affiliate ASLA David M. Motzenbecker, ASLA

Joel C. Odens, ASLA

Aaron A. Mikonowicz, ASLA


H. R. Green Company

US Army Corps of Engineers

718 Washington Avenue North, # 506

2550 University Avenue, Suite 400N

306 15th Street E

Minneapolis MN 55401

Saint Paul MN 55114

Hastings MN 55033

(612) 359-9144

(651) 644-9446

(651) 290-5606 Richard T. Murphy, Jr., ASLA

Peter J. Olin, FASLA

Paul W. Miller, ASLA

Murphy Companies

University of Minnesota

Paul Miller Design, Inc.

701 24th Ave SE

1958 Summer St

2118 Erie Drive

Minneapolis MN 55414

Falcon Heights MN 55113

Northfield MN 55057

(612) 623-1287

(952) 443-1412

(507) 645-6999 Laura R. Musacchio, PhD, ASLA

Thomas R. Oslund, FASLA

Maleah M. Miller, ASLA

University of Minnesota

Oslund and Associates

14500 Regent Lane, Apartment 116

Department of Landscape Architecture

115 Washington Avenue North

Burnsville MN 55306

Minneapolis MN 55455

Minneapolis MN 55401

(612) 767-9337

(612) 626-0810

(612) 359-9144

Stephen Michael Mitrione,

Lance M. Neckar, ASLA

David S. Owen, ASLA

Landscape Research

3486 Ivy Place

1806 Hubbard Avenue

C/O Carole Zellie - Office Manager

Wayzata MN 55391-9745

Saint Paul MN 55104

1466 Hythe Street

(952) 884-7300

St. Paul MN 55108

Associate ASLA

(651) 641-1230 Steve Modrow, ASLA

Stephanie Paavola, Associate ASLA 218 Elmwood

Biota A Landscape Design + Build Firm 211 St. Anthony Parkway, Studio 102

Catherine Neu, ASLA

Hoyt Lakes MN 55750

Minneapolis MN 55418

4326 Grand Ave S

(612) 781-4000

Minneapolis MN 55409

(612) 752-6930

Gregory D. Pates, ASLA

3237 42nd Avenue South Minneapolis MN 55406

John R. Moe, Associate ASLA

Pangaea Design

Corky Newton, Affiliate ASLA

10480 Eagle Street NW

Interlock Concrete Products, Inc.

Minneapolis MN 55433

3535 Bluff Drive

David W. Patten, ASLA

(612) 242-8500

Jordan MN 55352-8302

Patten Landscape Architecture, LLC.

(952) 492-3636

32315 104th Street

Princeton MN 55371 (763) 350-3913

Mark K. Moeller, ASLA Winona City Planner

Kathleen A. O’Connell, ASLA

PO Box 378

14901 63rd Pl North

Winona MN 55987-0378

Maple Grove MN 55369-8992

(507) 457-8250

(612) 476-6010

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2009 / 2010 MASLA Membership Directory

Tyler W. Pederson, ASLA

Burt Plett, Affiliate ASLA

Marisabel Rodriguez, ASLA

Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Willow Creek Concrete Products

Tous Soto #222

123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100

Box 46295

Hato Rey PR 918

Minneapolis MN 55401-1659

Eden Prairie MN 55344-2995

(787) 622-8000x 663

(612) 338-0800

(952) 937-9797

Elizabeth Peeters, Associate ASLA

Frederick J. Poehler, ASLA

The Foster House

Land Form Engineering

4319 Bryant Avenue South, # C204

100 North First Street

105 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 513

Minneapolis MN 55409

Minneapolis MN 55401

Minneapolis MN 55401

(612) 590-1163

(612) 338-1987

(612) 252-9070

Charlene Roise, Affiliate ASLA Carlos R. Principe, Associate ASLA

Sandra Rolph, Associate ASLA

Bryce E. Peterson, ASLA

66 9th Street, Unit 1207

3301 44th Avenue S.

Plantscape, Inc.

Saint Paul MN 55101

Minneapolis MN 55401

6300 Bury Drive


Eden Prairie MN 55346

(952) 934-7666

Rachel B. Ramadhyani, ASLA

132 Cecil Street SE

Stephan Roos, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55414

Center for Rural Design,

Kevin Pfeiffer, ASLA

Ryan & Associates, Inc.

University of Minnesota 3949 26th Avenue South

50 South Tenth Street, Suite 300

Matthew Rentsch, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55406

Minneapolis MN 55403-2012

JDD Partners

(612) 724-6624


4447 Lakeland Avenue N

Minneapolis MN 55422

Danyelle P. Pierquet, ASLA

(612) 385-1443 cell

Mark S. Root, ASLA

Yaggy Colby Associates

3922 Thomas Avenue North

717 Third Avenue SE

Minneapolis MN 55412

Joanne Richardson, Associate ASLA

Rochester MN 55904

(651) 274-6081


(507) 288-6464

6630 21st Street North

Saint Paul MN 55128 David G. Pitt, Affiliate ASLA

(952) 239-6798

Kathryn G. Ryan, ASLA

University of Minnesota

URS/BRW 100 S Fifth Street, Suite 1500

89 Church St SE Minneapolis MN 55455

Thomas Ritzer, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55402

(651) 788-2936

University of Minnesota

(612) 370-0700

2904 Fairmount Street SE, Room 150C

Minneapolis MN 55414 Marjorie E. Pitz, FASLA

(612) 624-8225

Michelle Sahlin, Affiliate ASLA

Martin & Pitz Associates, Inc.

Professional Awning

Minneapolis MN 55403

James Rand Robin, ASLA

1801 County Road B West

(612) 871-0568

Close Landscape Architecture

Saint Paul MN 55113-4061

400 1st Avenue North, Suite 528

(651) 225-6948

Minneapolis MN 55401

Manufacturors Association

1409 Willow Street, Suite 110

(612) 455-2980


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Luke Schwitzer, Associate ASLA

Harold I. Skjelbostad, ASLA


1196 Fifield Avenue

Biko Associates Incorporated

7900 International Drive, Suite 600

Saint Paul MN 55108

4916 Ewing Avenue South

Minneapolis MN 55425

(651) 398-3670

Minneapolis MN 55410

(952) 345-5968

(612) 929-6758

2009 / 2010 MASLA Membership Directory

Mark L Salzman, ASLA Derek Seifert, Associate ASLA

Danielle Sanborn, ASLA

2300 Urbandale Lane N

John D. Slack, ASLA

5478 329th Street

Minneapolis MN 55447

DSU/ Bonestroo

Stacy MN 55079

2335 W. Hughway 36

(651) 521-0616

St. Paul MN 55113 Gary Shallcross, Affiliate ASLA

(651) 967-4554

30 Arthur Avenue SE

William D. Sanders, FASLA

Minneapolis MN 55414

Sanders Wacker Bergly, Inc.

(612) 225-9902

Bernard M. Slick, ASLA

2060 Kenwood Drive East

11431 Chisholm Circle, NE, Unit D

St. Paul MN 55117-2234

Blaine MN 55449

(651) 221-0401

James M. Shoberg, ASLA

RLK Incorporated

Nancy J. Snouffer, ASLA

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100

Polk County Zoning

James W. Saybolt, Affiliate ASLA

Minnetonka MN 55343-9128

100 Polk County Plaza

Biota | A Landscape Design + Build Firm

(218) 720-6219 X403

Balsam Lake WI 54810

2724 Longfellow Avenue

(715) 485-9247

Minneapolis MN 55407

William F. Short, ASLA

Town of White Bear

1281 Hammond Road

Russel K. Snyder, Affiliate ASLA

Nichole Schlepp, ASLA

White Bear Township MN 55110-5866

US Army Corps of Engineers

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

(612) 429-5827

190 5th Street East, Suite 401

2517 Pleasant Avenue, Apartment 2

St. Paul MN 55101-1479

Minneapolis MN 55404 (763) 475-0010

(612) 220-0241 Anthony J. Siebenaler-Ransom,

Associate ASLA 15 W Minnehaha Parkway

Tracey R. Sokolski, Associate ASLA

Paul Schroeder, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55419

University of Minnesota,

Westwood Professional Services

(612) 455-2981

7699 Anagram Drive

Center for Rural Design 1420 Eckles Avenue Coffey Hall

Eden Prairie MN 55344 (952) 906-7456

Carmen Simonet, ASLA

St. Paul MN 55108

Simonet Design

(612) 624-9273

354 Stonebridge Boulevard

Cory Schulz, ASLA

St. Paul MN 55105

Parsons Brinckerhoff

(651) 695-0273

A. Graham Sones, ASLA

13205 38th Avenue North

Armstrong Torseth Skold & Rydeen 5324 Clementa Avenue, SW

Plymouth MN 55441 (612) 677-1251

Daniel James Sjordal, ASLA

Waverly MN 55390


(763) 525-8387

1445 Oregon Avenue North

Dana K. Schumacher, ASLA

Golden Valley MN 55427

7902 Isleton Avenue S.

(612) 360-5757

Cottage Grove MN 55016

(651) 247-6211 issue #12


2009 / 2010 MASLA Membership Directory

Emanouil D. Spassov, ASLA

Doris M. Sullivan, FASLA

Kevin Teppen, ASLA

HGA Architects & Engineers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Schoell & Madson, Inc.

701 Washington Avenue North

615 North First Street, Unit 402

6732 Humboldt Avenue S

Minneapolis MN 55401-1180

Minneapolis MN 55401

Minneapolis MN 55423

(612) 758-4448

(651) 290-5244


Ronald J. Spoden, ASLA

Eric Swanson, Affiliate ASLA

Earl Thedens, ASLA

9028 Farnsworth Court

Landscape Forms, Inc.

Architectural Resources, Inc.

Brooklyn Park MN 55443

1440 Bethesda Circle

126 E Superior Street

(763) 525-3218

Chanhassen MN 55317

Duluth MN 55802

(800) 521-2546 Benjamin E. Sporer, ASLA

John E. Thomas, ASLA


Nikolaus M. Swartz, Associate ASLA

Thomas Landscape

105 South Fifth Avenue, Suite 513

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

2276 Doswell Avenue

Minneapolis MN 55401

2550 University Avenue West

St. Paul MN 55108

(612) 252-9070

Saint Paul MN 55114

(651) 646-3360

(651) 643-0446 Barbara A. Stark, ASLA

Jennifer Thompson, ASLA

Barbara Stark, Landscape Architect

Luke W. Sydow, ASLA

Pioneer Engineering

2311 East 3rd Street

SAS + Associates

1747 Louise Avenue

Duluth MN 55812

301 West First Street

Saint Paul MN 55106

(218) 728-6019

605 Board of Trade Building

(651) 251-0627

Duluth MN 55802

(218) 391-1335 Ellen C. Stewart, ASLA

1388 Bayard Avenue

Thomas A. Thorson, ASLA SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Saint Paul MN 55116

Robert D. Sykes, ASLA

750 Mainstreet, Apt # 416

(651) 266-6380

University of Minnesota

Hopkins MN 55343-7758

4524 Casco Avenue

(763) 475-0010

Minneapolis MN 55424-1125

Matthew Stewart, ASLA

(612) 625-6091

Damon Farber Associates

Gary M Tushie, ASLA Tushie-Montgomery Associates, Inc

3525 Virginia Avenue S Minneapolis MN 55426

Jesse Symynkywicz, ASLA

8791 Legends Club Drive

(952) 259-9236

BKV Group

Prior Lake MN 55372

222 North Second Street

(612) 861-9636

Minneapolis MN 55401

Stephen Streng, Associate ASLA

(612) 339-3752

723 Dayton Avenue

C. John Uban, ASLA Bonestroo

Saint Paul MN 55104 Theodore Tegen, Associate ASLA

2111 N 52nd Street

I&S Group

Minneapolis MN 55419

Brian E. Sullivan, ASLA

PO Box 10206

(612) 339-3300

The Ryland Group, Inc.

1409 North Riverfront Drive

5725 York Avenue, South

Mankato MN 56001

Edina MN 55410

(507) 387-6651


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Alan Whidby, ASLA

Steven C. Wyczawski, ASLA

Target Corporation

Alan Whidby Landscapes



PO Box 1835

1016 Stinson Street - Upper

50 South 10th Street

Minnetonka MN 55345

St. Paul MN 55103

Minneapolis MN 55403

(952) 938-6116

(612) 373-6375

(612) 761-7214

Thomas J. Whitlock, ASLA

Scott Yonke, ASLA

Mary Vidas, ASLA

3933 Colorado Avenue South

Anoka County Parks

Ramsey Cnty TNC DD

Minneapolis MN 55416

550 Bunker Lake Boulevard

5287 Otter Lake Road

(612) 332-7522

Andover MN 55304

White Bear Township MN 55110-5851

(763) 767-2864

2009 / 2010 MASLA Membership Directory

Richard T. Varda, ASLA

651.407.5350 Todd R. Wichman, ASLA Todd Wichman

Jennifer Vry, Associate ASLA

Landscape Architecture, LLC

Jeffrey J. Zeitler, ASLA TKDA

6016 113th Avenue N.

870 West Osceola Avenue

1422 Ashland Avenue

Champlin MN 55316

St. Paul MN 55105

Saint Paul MN 55104

(651) 222-6781

(651) 292-4519

Larry L. Wacker, ASLA 10600 Johnson Road

Matthew J. Wilkens, ASLA

Minneapolis MN 55437-2806

Damon Farber Associates

(651) 221-0401

1451 Berkeley Avenue

Saint Paul MN 55105 (612) 332-7522

Barry J. Warner, FASLA

SRF Consulting Group, Inc. 1 Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150

Theodore J. Wirth, FASLA

Minneapolis MN 55447-4443

2504 West 40th Street

(763) 475-0010

Minneapolis MN 55410

(612) 925-4194

Andrea Salo Weber, ASLA Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board

Timothy Wold, ASLA

2117 West River Road North

SRF Consulting Group, Inc

Minneapolis MN 55411

One Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150

(612) 230-6466

Minneapolis MN 55447-4443

(763) 475-0010

Karl E. Weissenborn, ASLA HNTB Corporation - Minneapolis

Kent G. Worley, ASLA

7900 International Drive, Suite 600

Kent G. Worley, Landscape Architect

Minneapolis MN 55425-8910

PO Box 487

(952) 345-5955

Ely MN 55731

(218) 525-5366

Jeffrey R. Westendorf, ASLA RLK Incorporated 6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100 Minnetonka MN 55343-9128 (952) 933-0972

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