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features 2007-2008 MASLA Membership Directory


2007-2008 Minnesota Landscape Architecture Firm Directory







Blowin’ in the Wind

Great City Design Teams

How is the increase in wind power and ethanol production affecting the ecosystems of southwestern Minnesota?

A portfolio of this summer’s most ambitious volunteer design project.

whips The Forest for the Trees

Valued Places Jeffers Petroglyphs Lake Harriet Rose Garden


In Other Words by Linda Lucchesi Cody, ASLA


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The Design/Build Chronicles

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The Forest for the Trees editor’s note

If you haven’t been to the Prairie Coteau, I would highly

fast paced charettes (a la the Minnesota Design Team)

Camden nestled in a creek valley cutting through the face

that need a little shove in the right direction.

recommend it. There’s a great little state park called

of the 900’ highland. You can camp in the cool damp of

re-envision corridors, intersections, and nodes in the city

hardwood forest, then climb up and be overwhelmed by

Both of these issues (the ecosystem / alternative energy

when you’re up close) of a wind turbine.

our urban environments) really should involve the exper-

the prairie. Or by the unbelievable size (even more so

In this issue, there is a discussion of this unique Minnesota landscape, wind turbines and all. Linda Cody spent a few months traveling for _SCAPE, hanging out with DNR

debate -- or lack thereof, and the remaking of tired spots in tise of landscape architects. And they do...somewhat. But

is ‘somewhat’ good enough? We’re big picture professionals and these are both big picture issues.

folks, farmers, and native plant experts to bring you an

There’s another round of Great City Design Teams coming

it comes from.

let’s make sure we’re well represented. You can find out

interesting take on alternative energy and the ecosystems

A little closer to home, we have a portfolio of the exciting

up. I’d like to challenge landscape architects to sign up. how to get involved in topic:design.

work being done through the Great City Design Teams,

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the Minneapolis Chapter of the American Institute

an initiative led by Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and

of Architects, and involving MASLA and many local landscape architects. The process is trying to, through

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Valued Places In 2001, the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects published Valued Places: landscape architecture in Minnesota. This glove-box sized guidebook profiles 52 sites in the Land of Lakes, each of which has benefitted from design, care, or stewardship by landscape professionals. Here are a few samples...

Jeffers Petroglyphs Native Americans have inhabited the land we call

Archaeological evidence indicates that some of the rock

obvious, they have left their mark on the land by creating

the most recent being 250 years old. Several cultural

“Minnesota� for thousands of years. Although not always places to dwell, places to honor their dead, and places for

prayer and commemoration. These sacred places were

used not only as places to communicate with the creator,

but also as places to record visions, events, teachings, and maps. Jeffers Petroglyphs, now under protection by the

Minnesota State Historical Society, is one of those sacred places. In fact, Jeffers Petroglyphs is still considered a sacred place to the Native Americans whose ancestors left their marks on the ancient rock outcropping that is the heart of the site.

The Jeffers Petroglyphs site is comprised of a series of

rock carvings created over the last 5000 years. The earliest carvings are of bison and atlatls -- throwing sticks used to hunt game before the bow and arrow was developed.

Other symbols and images include carvings of deer, turtles, thunderbirds, and humans.

carvings were first made as early as 5000 years ago, with

groups, including the Ioway, Otoe, Cheyenne, and Dakota, are thought to be responsible for the artwork. The pink

rock face where the carvings are located is 50 yards wide and 300 yards long. The Jeffers site as a whole is 80 acres

in size, 33 acres of which are still in native prairie and 47 acres of which contain one of the first prairie re-creations in Minnesota.

In the 1960s residents of the area asked the Minnesota

Historical Society to purchase the site, and in 1966 the land was secured. The visitor center offers multimedia

theatre presentations and exhibits about Native American

cultures and prairie ecology. There is a 1.2 mile trail from which to view the petroglyphs. As the rock formation is

south facing, the carvings are best seen at dawn and dusk

when the angle of the sun casts shadows that make the carvings more visible. by John Koepke


for detailed information, hours, and directions. Jeffers has similar prairie ecosystems and rock formations to landscape in


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the Prairie Coteau. Learn more about that unique Minnesota

Lake Harriet Rose Garden


Planted in the spring of 1908 on land donated to the city in

each containing a monoculture tested for hardiness

acre of rose beds displaying over 250 varieties of hybrid

northernmost All American Rose Selection Test Garden in

1880, the Lake Harriet Municipal Rose Garden contains an tea, grandiflora, floribunda, shrub, and climbing roses. At its peak between late June and October, the garden

is filled with the aroma of approximately 60,000 blooms.

The Rose Garden was only the second such facility in the nation, and brought the pleasures previously secured for

the elite of the country to the noses of the general public.

in northern gardens.

The garden was designated the

1946, and is one of 23 test gardens in the United States. Wirth’s educational intent was to convince and inspire

homeowners toward domestic landscaping in a climate that many belived was inhospitable toward gardening. Surrounding the grid of test plots is a looser arangement

of shrub and climbing roses. The central axis of the garden

is punctuated by the Heffelfinger Fountain, a marble and bronze Florentine sculpture purchased from Fiesole, Italy.

by Kelty McKinnon

The Peace Garden Just north of the Rose Garden is the Lyndale Park Rock Garden, also known as the Peace Garden. Established in 1929, the garden is composed of over 350 tons of pockmarked dolomite from Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin. The Rock Garden was to act as a testing ground for annuals and perennials


in Minnesota’s shorter growing season. A 1983 redesign

Minneapolis Superintendent of City Parks Theodore Wirth

by Betty Ann Addison stresses the re-creation of the bluff

Garden and Rock Garden, as opportunities for educating

two donated peace rocks from Nagasaki and Hiroshima and a

saw unique public gardens, such as the Municipal Rose

landscape from whence the stones originate, and includes

the public and to prove to Easterners the cultural and

Japanese Yatsu-Hashi Bridge.

botanical viability of the Midwest. In 1938 Wirth was recognized for this work with the gold medal award from the American Rose Society.

Built on a plane sloping gently to Lake Harriet, the rose garden’s specimens are contained in 62 rectangular plots, The Rose and Rock Gardens are just down the street from a Great City Design Team site. Read more about that intiative in


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In Other Words Items of interest in the broader printSCAPE...

WEBSITE review by Dane Steinlicht is a commercial website – but it is very

good at not appearing so. There is an educational tone that belies its gentle pedagogy. “I’ve always strived for

By far the most applicable information for landscape architects (both for their professional and day-to-day lives) is found under the “Live” menu option. There are

honesty and sustainability,” says website founder Greg

clear and informative articles on energy efficient lighting,

Vancouver, BC, “and this website is about being more

information on carsharing programs and energy efficient

Seaman, who runs eartheasy with his two sons out of intelligent with what we buy.” For the first three years of

its existence, didn’t actually sell anything

-- it was purely educational. It encouraged you (and still does) to conserve, re-use, and rethink your purchases. But

now, there are numerous hyperlinks within the articles

efficient heating ideas, and recycling basics. You can find

appliances. This section is broad, but has the potential

to link you to other good references. Also try the “Play” section for articles on outdoor education and backyard wildlife.

that send you to other e-commerce sites.

Many of the features of are, appropriately,

At eartheasy’s homepage you will see six squares with

dedicated to the newest additions to the website, which,

facets of life written across them: “Live, Grow, Eat, Wear,

Play, Give.” When you click one, you will be presented with environmentally sustainable ways to live, eat, etc.

easy to access and navigate. There is a convenient section if you become a regular visitor, will help you avoid resurfing the same information over and over. The infor-

mation on each page is clearly laid out and organized. It isn’t hard, for instance, to make your way

from the organic cotton clothing article to an article on how pesticides and produce are organically related.

Oh, and for a unique treat, make sure to

surf over to the meditation article and participate.

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whips WEBSITE review by Dane Steinlicht “ is the green roof industry’s resource

online newspaper, but with ample room for advertisers

the site’s creator, publisher, and design consultant. The

line viewing size there are nearly 15 full pages of informa-

and online information portal,” says Linda Velazquez, website has been dedicated to promoting green roof construction, education, and

(in the form of a 25%-of-the-page column). At average on-

tion on the homepage – you can get disoriented scrolling through page after page of

maintenance since 1999, when

technology announcements

Velazquez applied her research

and expert advice columns.

at the University of Georgia to the creation of the website.

Overall, though, the site has

By far the most useful section of


some very helpful tools for is its searchable

roof technology. The presen-

To get there, click on “Projects”

tation is not appealing,

at the top of the main page.

but that’s not necessary to

The project list is extensive and

the nature of the website.

the pages are well organized.

This technology should be

You can search locally, or look

examined and implemented

for showpiece projects across

“Greenroofs101,” another link at the top of the homepage,

offers a large amount of green roof information ranging from basic definitions of waterproofing, insulation, and


anyone interested in green

database of green roof projects.

the globe.


– it is highly technical and

an important environmental

resource – and maybe doesn’t need pretty headings and

slick design. However, it would be nice to freshen up the welcome graphic.

plant material to statistical roof comparisons and green roof history. Though somewhat difficult to navigate, this

section will put some important legislative information, LEED certification links, and industry support at your

Write for


fingertips. Also, check out the “In the News” section

(also found at the top of the homepage). Here you can

search articles on green roof technology and implementation that have been featured at and in the wider press. You will still have to pay for any archived

stories you find in The New York Times and other sources

that charge fees for back issues, but this is a well filtered grouping of green roof related news stories.

Graphically, is a little cluttered. At times the many advertisements at the side of the page seem to blend into the information, blurring the line between

content and marketing. The links to the website’s key

features (up at the top of the homepage) are small and also difficult to immediately find (though they’re the true

information portals). The homepage is formatted like an issue #8

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whips WEBSITE review by Adam Regn Arvidson, ASLA Here’s a scenario: you need to make a presentation of

Sitephocus currently boasts more than 14,000 photos

a picture in your head of a certain railing you saw in

by country and city (say, Barcelona) or by keyword (as in,

“representative imagery” to your client and you have Barcelona which would be just perfect. But, you either A) didn’t take a picture of it while you were there, B) have never

visited Barcelona but saw the image in a magazine you can’t seem to locate,

available for high-resolution download. You can search railings). Minnesota is very well represented -- in both

summer and winter – with 1100 photos. Almost all the

imagery is by the two founders, and they add 300-500 new

shots per month,

or C) have visited Barcelona, picture,



traveling regularly


all over the world


to get them (often

can’t find it in the


total disarray that

subscription based:

system. Been there?

buy a membership

I sure have. So has landscape architect







Brian Phelps. day


tow). Sitephocus is

is your image filing







and you can start



asked to find images


of a [certain] gate,”



structure allows for

he recalls, “I looked

through all our books, the internet…. It was a very time consuming experience.”

He remembers saying to co-

worker Chris Whitis that there ought to be a website where

use in just about any

way designers might need -- image boards, newsletters, slideshows, surveys of visual preferences: all fair game.

you can just search and download the images you want.

Of course, it is a little luck-of-the-draw whether they have

Phelps, “if no one else has done this, why don’t we?”

discover who actually designed the subject of the image.

It was the seed of an idea. “We thought,” remembers

Stock photography sites are an absolute necessity in the advertising world.

They are used to find images for

client presentations, to inspire creative ideas, and even for

actual ads, on occasion. Phelps and Whitis are trying to offer the same availability of imagery to

landscape architects through their one and




old website called

exactly what you’re looking for, and you won’t be able to Unfortunately for the duo, subscribership is still painfully

small., however, is an incredible idea that the two have executed well.

The site is easy to

navigate and doesn’t clutter its core purpose (the photos) with frilly graphics or advertising. The site seems like it

Sitephocus Marketplace Even though he’s working full time as a landscape architect and managing a stock photography website, Brian Phelps just can’t rest. He’s designing and selling T-shirts, too. “I’ve always been fascinated by the shapes and patterns of urban design,” he says. “These figure-grounds are sort of captivating on a T-shirt.” The merchandise is selling (slowly) throughout the world: the Netherlands, Great Britain, Vancouver, Boston, and, of course Phelps’ Nashville. “I wear them,” he says, proudly. “I thought why wouldn’t other people want to?” To see these new fashions hot off the streetscape, go to and click on “shop_sitephocus.”

could catch on -- I mean, we all need pictures from time

to time, right? The

founders’ ultimate goal,



is “to document every city in the

world.” Wouldn’t that be handy?

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topic: nature

On the Prairie Coteau of southwestern Minnesota, a new sustainability is taking hold: wind power and ethanol.

Blowin’ in the Wind by Linda Lucchesi Cody, ASLA

The Prairie Coteau can be experienced at various scales, from monumental wind turbines, here, to intricate rare species like the hairy water clover, opposite (which is actually a type of fern).


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But does this well-intentioned transformation threaten the inherent beauty of the place?

Fred Harris, a plant ecologist with the Minnesota County

The Object of Fred Harris’ Enthusiasm

He is searching for a very rare fern – the hairy water clover

The misleadingly named hairy water clover (Marsilea vestita) is a true fern listed as a Minnesota endangered species. It is an obligate wetland species (meaning it only occurs in wetlands), so how could it be that it was found in an open gravel prairie at Pipestone National Monument? The fern has developed unique adaptations to survive long periods of drought and to maximize the opportunity to grow and reproduce when its home is doused by a rainstorm. It has, therefore, a very short life cycle, and can reproduce quickly.

Biological Survey, crouches down, his nose to the ground.

(Marsilea vestita) -- on the hot dry prairie at Pipestone National Monument. It is mid-June and Harris heads into a field of emerging prairie grasses dotted with prairie rose in blossom, deep pink to white. A low spot in the field is still damp from the rains of the previous week.

It is in this bare, moist patch of earth the tiny, rare fern comes to life. Minnesota is the only state where this fern is endangered and Harris had discovered it just the day before. His enthusiasm is contagious.

Harris is leading a group from the Minnesota Native Plant Society across the dry gravel prairie at Pipestone National Monument.

It is the first of two dawn-to-dusk days

exploring the many and unique habitats found on the

Prairie Coteau in the southwestern corner of Minnesota. We are journeying through dry hill prairies, wet prairies, prairie marshes, and calcareous fens. This trek is not for

The four lobes or leaves (looking anything but fernlike) are at the end of a long petiole and are the only part of the plant that is found above water. Its spores are found at the base of the petiole under water. When the pool dries the part of the plant containing the spores (the sporocarp) is buried in the soil to wait for the next rain. The spores may remain viable for more than one hundred years. 150 million year old fossils show these plants mostly unchanged.

the faint of heart, but the group, aged from the mid-20’s to the mid-80’s is proving up to the challenge.

If I wasn’t already convinced of the treasure residing in this

corner of Minnesota, these two days were doing the trick. The Prairie Coteau is a unique habitat for both flora and fauna and supports some of the rarest plant and animal

species of Minnesota. It’s a fragile, windswept landscape. In many areas it is protected and just returning to prairie

from years of grazing, while in others acreage unsuitable

for farming is quickly being mined for gravel or paved

for wind turbines. It’s a difficult balance, this attempt at sustainability. Understanding both the treasure and the threat may help us all to play the game wisely. On the Coteau, both are easily observed.


he Prairie Coteau is the product of two separate

galciations. In the Pleistocene Era (2.5 million years ago), layers of glacial till were piled up, leaving

more than 800’ of layered sediment. Much later, about

But the coteau wasn’t entirely unaffected.

and stagnating in fits and starts. The coteau, however, did

which lapped at the sides of the Coteau. While the main

14,000 years ago, the Des Moines lobe started advancing not take a direct hit from the main body of this and nearby lobes. According to Dr. Carrie Jennings, of the University

of Minnesota’s Department of Geology and Geophysics, “It just got lucky and was bypassed this last time around


by ice lobes on either side of it.” Those ice lobes formed large trough-shaped valleys: the James Lobe carving out

the Missouri River valley to the west, and the Des Moines lobe the Minnesota River valley to the east. issue #8


describes those two lobes as ‘dynamic tongues of ice’

body of ice was sculpting the sudden 900’ relief of the coteau face, the wide glacial margin was spreading out over the coteau. This margin held unevenly dispersed sand and gravel within chunks of slowly melting ice. These were a bit like the dirty mounds of snow and ice one sees in commercial parking lots, only rather than lasting

3-5 months these mounds of stagnant ice lasted 300 to 500 years. When cleaner ice finally melted away, swales and


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that seemed to consist of no more than a gas station and

hollows were left. Where the ice held sand and gravel,

and excitement built as we looked ahead for any sign of

hills were formed. Hummocks and swales randomly dot the surface of the coteau as a result -- the area is often referred to as the “hummocky highlands.”

This also left the top of the Coteau with many saline lakes

a four-way stop. Still that open prairie sky was alluring

elevation change. As we slowed to a stop we found the

car lining up behind a large flatbed carrying an enormous metal tube. The tube’s enormous diameter and mass were obvious as the truck slowly lumbered along.

throughout Minnesota and Iowa. Though the glaciers

It took only minutes before the field trippers determined

sium flowed into the pools from surrounding mineral rich

sees the prairie, before there is any noticeable change in

were fresh water, salts of sodium, calcium, and magnetill. The high evaporation rate at that elevation caused the

salts to concentrate, sometimes to higher concentrations than seawater.

The Prairie Coteau was named by

the explorer, naturalist, and artist George Catlin, who traveled in

the area in the 1830s. The name comes from the French Coteau des

Prairies, which literally means

the purpose of this enormous piece of metal. Before one

elevation, the wind turbines dot the skyline. First one lone sentinel, then two, then entire colonies on both sides of the road. The flatbed turned to the north. Lying in

pieces at some distance in a field were the turbine blades

Before one sees the prairie, before there is any noticeable change in elevation, the wind turbines dot the skyline. First one lone sentinel, then two, then entire colonies on both sides of the road.

a hillside meadow or prairie

highland. The coteau’s location is essentially the eastern “coast” of the tall grass prairie extending from Iowa, across the southwest corner of Minnesota, and into South and

and supports, a partially assembled wind turbine beginning its climb upward. Energy for the next generation.

North Dakota. Tall grass prairie, however, only begins to

Threats to the prairie are not new. Conservation groups

and topography define a patchwork of habitat types: dry

restore the landscape. Ironically, today’s new pressure on

describe the habitats in the Coteau des Prairies. The geology gravel prairie, dry hill prairie, wet prairie, mesic prairie, and calcareous fen (see sidebar).


factor influencing plant distribution on the Prairie

Coteau. Fluctuation of precipitation causes greater

evapotranspiration, and as the soils and hydration change, so do the plant species. Survival in any of these habitats is a challenge and the flora have adapted strategies that

optimize their chances: plants with very brief life cycles,

those able to retain viable seed during dry spells and over time, plants that reproduce vegetatively and use rhizomes

to spread. In all cases, fragility is a common factor among

the plant communities unique to the Coteau. The harsh natural conditions already present can be easily exacerbated by human-made changes.

The ride out to the Coteau last June was pleasant, slowly cruising along two-lane county roads. The landscape was fairly repetitive as the prairie sky opened up for miles

The map

suggested that we had passed through several towns


the Coteau des Prairies comes in the name of sustainability, reducing the carbon footprint, and alternative fuels. The

field trip I was on was a follow-up to a larger Prairie

he climate of Western Minnesota is the primary

before us, ominous clouds on the horizon.

and state agencies have worked tirelessly to preserve and

Coteau symposium put on by the Minnesota Native Plant Society (MNNPS) last February.

Among the primary

concerns discussed both at the symposium and during the field trip were the rate and process of land conversion for both wind turbines and crop production for biofuel.


here can be no doubt that wind energy reduces

the carbon footprint, and the American Wind Energy website predictably supports that credo.

Graphically the site’s look is clean, neat, tidy. No messy wild plants, no bugs, no birds. And no mention of the environment, no mention that the place where wind

turbines are erected contains ecological habitats, or that

the turbines actually insert themselves onto an existing landscape. Still, most would agree that wind energy is

a good alternative -- and this corner of Minnesota has a

lot of wind. While standing on the coteau we clocked the average wind speed on a rather mild day at 37mph.

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Two Prairie Coteau Plant Communities Sioux Quartzite Prairie Surrounding Pipestone National Monument in Pipestone County is the Sioux Quartzite Prairie. This community of flora is considered by The Nature Conservancy to be a ‘unique and rare habitat.’ The rocky outcroppings of pipestone (catlinite) and quartzite emerge from a distinct geologic feature, the Sioux Quartzite formation exposed today in parts of southwest Minnesota, southeastern South Dakota and northwest Iowa. This prairie is home to one hundred fifty-four species of plants, of which 133 are native.

Calcareous Fen Calcareous fens are the most rare plant community in Minnesota and Wisconsin and possibly the rarest in North America, according to the Northern Prairie Research Center of the United States Geological Survey. Such fens also typically contain a disproportionate number of rare and endangered plant species relative to other plant communities in the Great Lakes region.

Several species of plants are found only in association with the quartzite outcroppings. One familiar in another context is


Buffalograss (Bouteloua dactyloides). While more common in the West, this native grass is rare in Minnesota, found only in this close association with the Sioux quartzite. Highly stoloniferous, dioecious and very tough, this grass enjoys a high rate of success in this prairie. Succulents such as Opuntia macrorhiza and O.fragilis find niches between the rocks, and thin patches of soil support species such as Delphinium, water plantain, fame flower, Heuchera and Selaginella. Plants like the hairy waterclover fern (Marsilea vestita) and the blackfoot quillwort (Isoetes melanopoda), are tiny, seemingly delicate forms that make the best use of the early spring and summer rains when water fills crevices and depressions in the rock outcrops. This is when they come alive and may be joined by Carolina foxtail, mousetail (Myosurus minimus), water starwort (Stellaria fontinalis), and water mudwort (Limosella aquatica), species unique to ephemeral pools of the prairie. issue #8

The fens arise from groundwater seeps of very cold water that under pressure is forced to the surface. Walking out on the fen it’s possible to actually watch the water bubbling up through the spongy mat of plant roots and soils. This water contains large amounts of calcium and magnesium bicarbonates and sulfates that precipitate out at the surface creating a white staining called ‘marl’ that gives the area its unmistakable smell. As one might imagine there aren’t many plants that can survive in these conditions, yet nature persists, with sedges (Carex stricta, Carex interior) and rushes (Scirpus pungens) being the dominant plants. Also found here is Loesel’s twayblade or yellow wide-lipped orchid (Liparis loeselii), which I was lucky to see during the field trip, almost totally hidden by sedges and rushes.

The Prairie Coteau hosts myriad landscapes, including Sioux Quartzite outcrops, left, and calcareous fens, top, home of the yellow wide-lipped orchid, above.


topic: nature

Public policies have given incentives to grain production

The difficulty for the Coteau lies in where to place the

prairie wetlands for conversion to cropland.

that is difficult to farm but often valuable as undisturbed

to convert to ethanol, another alternative fuel. True, it’s

their weight, due to the Coteau’s highly erodable soils.

appears to be a possible alternative in the future, but the

and mined locally from prized prairie soils. And roads

genetically modified 8’ tall switchgrass escaping into

heavy equipment. Birds and bats are at risk. Contrary to

climate change has left the landscape in almost constant

for a long time. Indeed, they were the source of draining Today,

turbines. Farmers are quick to offer sites: typically, land

incentives push farmers to plant monocultures of corn

habitat. The turbines require a substantial pad to support

just a stopgap measure, but at what cost? Switchgrass

The gravel to produce the pad cement is readily available

technology is not there yet, and there are concerns about

must be built and reinforced to access these sites with

the wild and breeding with native species. In addition,

popular belief, the main danger to birds comes not from

drought conditions and limited industrial water supplies.

flying into moving turbines, but from the fact that they build nests on resting turbines and when the blades start up the nests are tossed into the wind.

Recently, a cooperative of farmers sold the wind rights to 22,000 acres in one fell swoop. Jason Garms, Prairie Stewardship Specialist for Private Lands at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

(DNR), feels like he’s trying to stem the approach of a

tidal wave. This development is occurring so fast there is little time to discuss a plan that allows placement of

the turbines with the least environmental impact. As an example, recently, a cooperative of farmers sold the wind rights to 22,000 acres in one fell swoop. The current Biological Survey work in the Prairie Coteau (see sidebar) will help with planning and review, and provide a baseline against which to measure change.

Consider now that every gallon of ethanol requires approximately 5 gallons of water to produce it.


ne question to ask is, “What is the TOTAL cost of having a large ethanol plant or a farm of wind

turbines on the Coteau?” Tony Thompson, a

fifth generation corn and soybean farmer, urged sympo-

One County at a Time

sium participants to understand all sides of the issue and to become active at the state level. Thompson is perhaps

Since 1987, the Minnesota County Biological Survey (MCBS) has been systematically identifying significant natural areas county by county. The MCBS biologists and ecologists have been collecting and interpreting data on the distribution and ecology of rare plants, animals, and native plant communities. This data is then entered into the DNR’s Natural Heritage Information System and is available on the DNR’s website:

representative of the 21st century farmer: one who loves his work and his heritage yet understands that he must do

more to protect the land and the community that he loves.

He earned a degree in agronomy, then continued with graduate studies in plant community ecology. His Willow Lake Farm near Windom, MN, boasts a diverse cropping system for soybeans and corn and a large expanse of

native prairie, which he manages and where he harvests


Agroecology Summit, an ‘open-farm’ weekend to discuss

the merit of ecologically sound agricultural practices and

concepts. This summer’s topic, “Increasing Competition SCAPE fall 07


seed for ecological restoration. Annually the farm hosts an

The Prairie Coteau region is currently being surveyed, with completion projected for 2009. This should complete the DNR’s survey of counties with existing prairie.

Native Plant Community Field Guides

A Minnesota Native Plant Society field trip to the Prairie Coteau last June brought together plant-lovers and experts, such as plant ecologist Fred Harris, at center, above, to explore dry prairies and calcareous fens, left.

In collaboration with several other agencies, the Minnesota County Biological Survey has published a series of three Field Guides to the Native Plant Communities of Minnesota, organized by Ecological Provinces of the state: • The Prairie Parkland and Tallgrass Aspen Parklands Provinces • The Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province • The Laurentian Mixed Forest Province These guides are intended to be used by land managers, field surveyors, researchers, ecological consultants, and anyone interested in the diversity and ecology of the state’s flora. They are available at:

for Land Use Across our Rural Landscape and Its Impacts

out energy that is clean and plentiful here, towering over

an opportunity to engage with farmers, ecologists, agency

with the culture of farming communities. We are standing

on the Future of Farming,” invites not only discussion but

representatives, academics, crop consultants and others within the landscape of the farm. Thompson is teaching through direct experience.

We might consider ourselves all invited to Thompson’s

table. The pace of development in southwest Minnesota is not slowing, the issues loom large, and we must all

consider the cost if we do not engage in the discussion.

land that provides us with locally grown food and is rich

at the nexus of nature, man, and technology. The prairie

flora and fauna around us are trying to survive, just as we are. Perhaps the greatest lesson we can take from these

species is that we can survive with less. We’ll have to be creative (adapt, surely) but that’s the nature of the game.

Linda Lucchesi Cody, ASLA, is a landscape architect and freelance writer living in Minneapolis. Her article “The State of Conservation” appeared in the spring 07 issue of _SCAPE.

On the field trip with Fred Harris, we would have easily missed that

rare, tiny fern if he had not pointed it out; but it is nevertheless one

more species that adds to a rich and diverse flora that is increasingly at risk.







field trip day we find

ourselves standing atop the Coteau surrounded

not only by natural forces but also by forces

of the future. Enormous wind turbines create a soft hum as they spin

Can turbines, right, and Prairie larkspur, far right, coexist on the Prairie Coteau? issue #8


topic: design

As part of the American Institute of Architects’ Blueprint for America Initiative, architects, other designers, and local citizens are working together to create safe and healthy communities throughout the nation.The idea came to Minneapolis this past summer with 5 inter-disciplinary design charettes. Here, we present a portfolio of the work.

Great City Design Teams

This year, in honor of its 150th anniversary, the American

In collaboration with several other organizations,

nities its members serve to create a better future by design.

of Landscape Architects (MASLA), AIA Minneapolis

Institute of Architects (AIA) is working with the commu-

The cornerstone of AIA150, Blueprint for America, serves as a nationwide platform to unite architects and citizens to collaborate on their communities’ design priorities.

Comprised of 156 community service projects throughout

the nation funded by the AIA, Blueprint for America brings

architects and the public together to address community needs related to design and livability. The initiative encour-

including the Minnesota Chapter of the American Society organized five charettes in April and May of 2007. Communities were selected from a pool of applicants, who submitted proposals to host a design team. The

teams were led by architects and landscape architects, and the the process generally included a community input session and a design workshop.

ages civic engagement and fosters understanding about

Though the format of each of the design team charettes

related to the design and planning of their community;

community and spur developers, city officials, and neigh-

how citizens can find a voice to address specific issues and to help create a better future for their community.

Landscape architects and other design professionals joined

with AIA’s Minneapolis chapter to form The Mayor’s

differed, all produced vision drawings meant to inspire the

borhood residents to action. These five charettes come

on the heels of a similar project on Washington Avenue (Washington Boulevard, in Mayor Rybak’s vision).

Great City Design Teams. This program, first announced

This summer’s charettes were successful enough that

the primary goal of reweaving the fabric of Minneapolis.

are interested in participating in a charette for Shoreham

by Mayor R. T. Rybak in February 2006 revolves around

According to Mayor Rybak, the Mayor’s Great City

Design Teams will “help residents develop community visions for their neighborhood, energize neighbors into action, and help more residents understand urban design and development planning.”

AIA is taking on a new crop of neighborhoods. If you Yards (Central Ave NE between 27th and 32nd Avenues),

downtown’s Elliot Park, or the Harrison Neighborhood (near Bassett’s Creek and Olson Highway), contact coordinator Destin Nygard at

On the following pages, _SCAPE is happy to present a

sampling of the graphics (and photos) created at each of

the five neighborhood charettes, along with renderings

that essentially serve as the “final product” of the design _SCAPE would like to thank AIA Minneapolis, in particular Vicki Hooper


of HGA, for helping put together this portfolio.


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Wynne Yellend Neil Weber Chuck Sullivan Tim Eian Bob Loken Anne OkermanGardner, ASLA Ben McCoy Heather Beal Timothy Schlamp

Central & Lowry This intersection is The Grand Central Station of Northeast

Public space is also important. As this development proceeds,

Minneapolis. The architecture can celebrate and announce this

the community can work with building owners to determine

fact through height, composition and articulation of forms,

what type of activities could occur in, for example, the at-grade

signage, lighting, and creative use of materials.


parking area. Small scale festivals, arts fairs, outdoor perfor-

a proper blend of businesses and residential units will

mances, and a farmer’s market were some ideas mentioned

also be important for establishing this corner as a destina-

during the charette.

tion. Keeping retail at street level can extend and strengthen the wall of commerce along Central Avenue while relating in scale and rhythm to existing and historic buildings. Residents and business owners are




perception of crime. Design can address this issue through transparency,



arrangement of functions. For example, a rooftop restaurant and balconies for residential units would better connect activities within the buildings with those of the sidewalk and street. Making sure store owners




outward and pedestrians can see the activities within buildings is also important.


May 2007

a vision for the new CENTRAL / LOWRY

issue #8


topic: design

46th Street Corridor Paul G. May Kathy O’Connell, ASLA Sarah Lehman John Gravender Eric Whittington Dan Green Foster Willey Mark Garner Doug Benson Kathryn Ryan, ASLA Meg Arnosti, ASLA Michael Jischke, ASLA Ellen Stewart, ASLA


At the invitation of the Longfellow Community Council, the design team tackled the 46th Street Corridor from the Ford Bridge to the Hiawatha LRT Station. The team provided a series of design concepts focusing on specific areas of the 10 block area, but also established overarching goals for the entire corridor. These goals include enhancement of the “Gateway” experience of arriving to Minneapolis from the Mississippi/Ford Bridge, transformation of 46th Street from a traffic arterial to a neighborhood connector, provision of better pedestrian connections from neighborhoods north of 46th Street to Minnehaha Park, and encouragement of multimodal development near the Hiawatha LRT station as a connector to the neighborhood.

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This intersection is famous for having two SuperAmerica gas stations facing each other across Lyndale Avenue. The charette considered various community desires, as well as the reality of private property ownership, and proposed a pair of urban design options. The “Gateway Concept” would turn 40th Street west

Adam Regn Arvidson, ASLA Christine Albertsson Phil Briggs Paul Gates

40th & Lyndale

of Lyndale into an urbanized plaza space. Existing commercial buildings on the northwest corner would be retained and upgraded, with new commercial buildings mirroring them on the southwest corner. The southeast corner (home of the operational gas station), would either continue to operate as such, or would be redeveloped as housing.

Dan Green Ellen Mai Paul Neseth Thomas Oliphant Matt Rentsch, ASLA Dane Steinlicht Juan Vergara

The “Cornerstones Concept” would urbanize the intersection diagonally, with upgraded existing commercial buildings on the northwest corner and new commercial buildings on the southeast corner. The southwest corner (current home of the boarded up SuperAmerica) would become “the gas station of the future.” This new paradigm could include multi-fueling (ethanol, biodiesel, etc.), electric car charging, an Hourcar station, a bike sharing hub, bike parking, a transit station, public art, and a green canopy roof.

issue #8


Destin Nygard Jeremiah Sagel Mark Hoey Michaela Ahern Amanda Henderson Jonathan Bartling Greg Ramseth Jennifer Brandel David Miller Amanda Johnson John Slack, ASLA

topic: design





presented with a site showing great opportunity that had been long underused.


neighborhood was interested

Nicollet & 18th

in increasing activity and use along the stretch to provide better security and livability. The Great City Design Team process itself served as a forum for the different stakeholders (in particular for different property owners) to convene in a neutral setting and discuss ways to move forward. For an urban area where many neighbors complain about a difficult parking situation, the landscape is curiously dominated by surface parking lots, each serving a different user, seldom used to capacity. Therefore, one critical component of the charette plan is a shared parking facility. This would require

LaSalle Ave

a commitment from many of the key stake-

LaSalle Ave

for a facility that could open up large pieces


Groveland Ave

holders, including the City of Minneapolis, SITE 2

of land for redevelopment, give these








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at a range of options that could be phased in over time,




The other proposed components for redevelopment look








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1st Ave S


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infill sites were identified to round out the mix of uses. 85


as housing or potentially as an employment center. Other


Nicollet Ave

tunities for high density development that could be used









1st Ave S




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at the northern edge of the site, were identified as oppor-

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Nicollet Ave

Groveland Ave


component was identified, providing for the possibility of hood. Two sites, located across Nicollet from one another





LaSalle Ave


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Franklin Ave W


representing a range in intensity of uses. A large retail a grocery store that has been long desired by the neighbor-

1st Ave S






LaSalle Ave

1st Ave S






18th St E

1st Ave S

that is not dominated by the automobile.





18th St E






Nicollet Ave








Groveland Ave

19th St E








LaSalle Ave



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Site 1 Site Analysis

Franklin Ave W


freedom, and allow for an urban solution




subsequents development a great deal more

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The team worked with the Cleveland Neighborhood Association and citizens of the community to envision a vibrant gateway at the intersection, and a new connection to Cleveland Park. Plans call for vibrant community-based retail at the street level which will help to create a stronger neighborhood identity. Key aspects of the design process include: a linkage through the site to Cleveland Park, a small business/retail incubator, new retail and office space with housing above, a strong pedestrian environment (emphasized by the park link), and creative incorporation of the transit node. Sustainability initiatives include a possible car sharing hub and the exploration of contributing energy back to the grid. All these initiatives are meant to put more eyes on the street, as a crime deterrent and community enhancer. In addition, the community and design team considered the scale and texture of a current development underway on the southeast corner of the intersection and how the future development on the north side of Lowry might respond.

Penn & Lowry Raymond Dehn Wayne Olson Brad Aldrich, Assoc. ASLA Phil Briggs Tom Ososki Satoko Muratoke Elizabeth Olson Cierra Mantz

issue #8


topic: business

The Design/Build Chronicles Greg Kellenberger, ASLA, and Meg Arnosti, ASLA, are landscape architects in the minority. Arnosti works for Windsor Companies, a design/build/maintenance company in Saint Paul. Kellenberger is founder of Landmark Design, a design/ build firm in Maple Plain. _SCAPE wondered how their projects differ from design-only landscape architecture -- and how they fit into the local and national professional organizations. We sat down with them. Here’s the interview.


Please tell me a little about Windsor

Companies in general and what you do

don’t have very many full-time year-round people, but we have four or five crews in the

Meg Arnosti: Windsor has been around for a long time,

summertime who do the installations.

35 years, and started with Luther Hochradel

business. Right now, our focus is on having a


them. We’ll not only design their yard, but

Greg Kellenberger: Landmark started 20… well, Dana,

lawn care, and irrigation crews. And so we

so 27 years ago. Dana and I were both in

if they need more design work they call us


small client group, but doing everything for


project managers. We have a carpenter who

does all of our woodwork and decks. We


knocking on doors, and just asking for

Right now Luther and I are the designers and

And Landmark?

we will install it. We also have gardening,

my wife, and I have been married 27 years,

hope to do all their maintenance, and then

landscape horticulture at Colorado State



We each have a degree in




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married and started our business. Basically,

as much legal overhead or concern.

from the beginning and have just been doing

on a handshake. You’re working with one

we wanted to start a design/build business

have a very simple contract and it’s really

that ever since. We do both commercial and

person and if they’re happy they pay you. If

residential work, and it’s really a word of

they’re not happy, you talk about it. We’ve

mouth thing, knocking on doors, just like Windsor started out.

We went through some different phases of

very seldom had any legal issues.

having our own crews and equipment, but

plans on a very small scale for my residen-

design work and subcontract out just about

tial plans, but not on a big commercial scale

everything else: the masonry, the carpentry, have half a dozen people that I work with consistently.

I have a lot of construction background. I’ve framed houses. I worked in construction to

put myself through college. Design/build

and not usually dealing with pipe sizing. _SCAPE:



Kellenberger: Typically it happens so fast you have to be comfortable working with a subcontractor. We’ve done enough trial and error over

Did you go through the exam process?

I ask because the Landscape Architecture

Registration Exam (LARE) doesn’t really relate in a lot of ways to design/build, I found.

do have a separate contractual arrangement

call up….

the years that you know how it will work

out. The contract part of it is cumbersome.

Kellenberger: Yes. Arnosti:

We do have a lot of subcontractors, and we

tend to work with all the time, who we just

in 1990. I wouldn’t have to be licensed for

cial work.

applicable because you use your own

with our subs. But we have a few subs we

on to get registered as a landscape architect

has been necessary for some of our commer-

On the contract question, is the LARE not crews?

is just a natural mix for me. Then I went

most of the residential work we do, but it

Also, the grading portion of the exam has

to do with much larger scale projects than

I typically will work with. I’ll do grading

now we are at the point where we do the

the landscape planting, grading. I probably


If I get into a more involved project, then I worry more about contracts. Arnosti:

Right. So it may have to do more with the scale of the project.

Kellenberger: I think for me, yes.

Arnosti: We have a very simple contract and it’s really on a handshake. You’re working with one person and if they’re happy they pay you. If they’re not happy, you talk about it. Kellenberger: No, it doesn’t. _SCAPE:

Could you elaborate on that?


Well, there’s a lot in the exam about contract and legal things that, at least at my

company, we just don’t really get into. In residential design/build there’s not nearly issue #8


On that note, can you take me through a typical “design/build,” project?

Kellenberger: I always separate the “design” process from

the “build” or construction process. First, I

sell a design service. Then I work with my

client on the design. At the first meeting I’ve got a proposal and I break out the design and


the construction parts of it. Then during

topic: business

conceptual design, we’re starting to get a finger on some of the numbers and some

of the square footage costs of everything. I try to put that off as long as I can, just to get them to think about the design.

Then, the crazy thing in design/build is that you might even start construction

work during the concept design phase. There might be some obvious things that make sense to do right away, such as removals or grading or even structural

work like retaining walls. Then you fine tune the plants and detailed design in the


final stages.

It’s not uncommon for construction to begin early.

Part of that is due to scheduling

because I’m trying to coordinate different subs. Arnosti:

There are also the clients who can’t really envision what they want –- so you start construction. You say: “Okay.

Well, let’s

take out the wall. Let’s grade it out and see what it looks like then.” I wish I did more drawings, but time is so important that it

often comes down to a relationship with someone and they just trust you. I might do some sketches and explain it and we’ll just walk around the yard talk about it.

Kellenberger: Yeah. I get to be a graffiti artist. I’m out there with spray paint. I’ll lay the whole

design out on the ground and start getting them to understand it. I might even put

Kellenberger: I get to be a graffiti artist. I’m out there with spray paint. I’ll lay the whole design out on the ground and start getting them to understand it.





shoot elevations to make

the plan more realistic. It’s important to get the customer involved in the decision making process



They want that from us.

I’m not pushing them,

but getting those decisions made helps the

project move along . A landscape plan can often be a foreign language to a customer.


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That’s another tough part of our business. A lot of clients, once they see this thing

happening, then things start to change.

All of sudden now they’re visualizing it and you’re out there with the stonemason,

and they’re saying: “Oh, this is going to be this big? or this tall? and the steps are this wide?” Arnosti:

The other thing that happens is people

always add things. You’ll get out there and you’ll have told the crews what to do. You

have a list. You’re out on site. Then the owner will come out and say: “Oh, while you’re here, would you mind just digging

out this bed for me?” So change orders become a really big deal. I provide myself some cushion in the original price, so we

can just take care of it. But sometimes you have to stop work and add a few dollars.

Kellenberger: I try to make it clear to my customers that

we’re moving out of the design phase and now we’re in the construction phase.


charge for design, then I do the construction

as a separate contract. It’s important for me to try to delineate that.


I had a project last summer that was a pretty

extensive backyard rework. We had been discussing – all through the design process

– the type of stone or whether it would be concrete. Finally the decision was that

the landings would be stone and the patio itself (from a cost point of view) would be

concrete. So I’ve got all the stone samples and I’ve got everything

there and I’m doing layout. The concrete guy starts the next day at 7:30 AM. The

client says: “We’re going

to do all of this in stone, right?” I reminded her of

our decision and she said: “Oh, yeah, yeah. I know. I know. But I think the whole

thing would look better in stone.” issue #8

All of a sudden, everything

changes. The price is out


the window. We have to form the concrete

methods and materials used to desigjn

immediately. And the job is scheduled with

a “plantsman” or “nurseryman” will.

differently. More stone needs to be ordered my subcontractors…. Arnosti:

It sounds like you work pretty much the

space. We will shape a site differently than


way we do in that we’re very flexible. If

component in the design/build industry that gives out plans for free. Until very recently,

someone did that to us it would be exactly

we considered it a process of gaining the

the same: “Okay. We’ll make it work.” _SCAPE:

I’m not sure if it’s only nurseries. There’s a

client’s trust.

It was part of the process

of working together until you reached

Is there a difference between your business

an agreement. We still make most of our

and so-called nursery design services, where

money from the markups on the construc-

a retail nursery creates a plan then sells you

tion portion of the job. The amount that you

the plants?

make on a design is relatively minimal.

Kellenberger: Nurseries are retail businesses, and I think

Kellenberger: I would agree with that. I don’t think I

decisions within those businesses’ own

what I’m doing – most of the profit is in the

the design was a way to help people make

could make it as a straight design firm doing

product lines. The design probably grew

construction and installation.

Kellenberger: As landscape architects, we are more versed in all the methods and materials used to design space. We will shape a site differently than a plantsman or nurseryman will. I want people to know there’s a value in what I’m doing with the design. It’s not just messing around for free on a volunteer basis.

But another reason to charge

for the design is that there is value there.

I want people to

know there’s a value in what I’m doing with the design. It’s not

just messing around for free on a volunteer basis.

I’m not just

working out of the back of my

pickup (even though I do drive a pickup). This is the process. This

out of originally selling plants. You had to

have somebody there that was knowledgeable in plants that could help customers and

is what we’re working on. _SCAPE:

you believe design is as valuable as the end

in the sun.” The design was never broken


out separately. It was always just part of It was built into the price of the product.

Kellenberger: Yes.

about everybody can envision doing on

look at my proposals and can’t understand

their own. You buy annuals in the spring

why the design isn’t free if I’m doing the

and you dig around and you plant them.

I’ll explain that one

You plant bulbs in the fall.

product they’re buying from me is the design.

happened a few times in 25 years). I’m not

doing what a nursery’s doing. And I do think that there’s a difference. As landscape

architects we are more versed in all the



put in a pathway or built something in the

They’re free to take that design

and bid it out and work with anyone (that’s

But I think another issue is that

landscaping is one of those things that just

I come up against that a lot, where people

construction work.

the built work that they want to spend the

money on because that’s the tangible. But

say: “This works in the shade. This works

selling plants. I think that’s why it’s “free.”

A lot of people may still perceive that it’s

landscape. Arnosti:

That’s another reason to charge for design. I think this is a struggle in our industry

in general: that anyone can call himself a designer, so you have a huge range of

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quality and ability in the design/build field.

Kellenberger: I’m not saying that they’re not good. I just

ture firm, you’re pretty much guaranteed

and MASLA, and a lot of design/build

I think when you hire a landscape architec-

think there’s a difference between MNLA

you’re going to get people who’ve been

people may feel like they’re caught in the

trained, have gone to a graduate school or undergraduate


and have a degree.


design/build, there are people out there who just did it out of their

own backyards for a

Arnosti: I think this is a struggle in our industry in general: that anyone can call himself a designer, so you have a huge range of quality and ability in the design/build field.

while and decided they wanted to do this as

a profession. They decide to call themselves designers and put an ad in the paper.

middle between those two organizations.


firms? You mentioned just a minute ago

having some of that up front cost is to

sitting in between. What might you bring

distinguish between you and someone who

Kellenberger: That’s right. Minnesota

I helped judge the 2007



to each of the extremes? Arnosti:


material they specified is not correct; or

esting to me to see how, out of 50 entries,

maybe they have drawn a plan that ignores

let’s say, there’s a group of people that have a

the on-site situation: like there are existing

real handle on design. Then there’s another

and that’s what shows up on every project.

trees that they didn’t incorporate.

of adjustments, but it came out okay.

or “I’m really good at water features. I’ve

rocks with the water flowing down in every

to include (which always happens), I can

profitable, but you wouldn’t necessarily

just work around that.

from a landscape architecture point of view

Right. They may not be able to really understand shaping spaces and manipulating the environment, and making a place feel


Based on that story, do you think that design landscape architects are more reluctant to be on site when things are being built?

comfortable for somebody -- the environ-

Kellenberger: I think they might be, but they also might

lot of homeowners don’t really understand

of my longer-term projects, the golf course

mental psychology of it, which I think a

either. They put in a few foundation shrubs and call it done. issue #8

the analysis of the site and then be there something that is unforeseen or that I forgot

are good at what they do and are probably


I like the fact that I can design and do

when we’re putting it in so that if there is

project. You begin to see that these people

call it good design.

enced as a designer because I could underwhat they were after. We had to make a lot

putting the stone inlay in a circular pattern,”

I’m really good at this.” So you get a pile of

In such cases, it was good that I was experistand the spirit of the design. I could see

It’s almost a stamp: “I’m really good at

got the mechanics of the ponds, the pumps.

architecture firms, where we’re just doing

problems with those. Sometimes the plant

done this for a few years and it’s really inter-

who do excellent work on a specific thing,

I have installed designs by landscape the build part. There are typically some

Association (MNLA) design awards. I’ve

group that may be really good craftsmen

landscape architects have amongst all the

other landscape architects at design-only

One reason for charging for design and

would give away their design.

So then what place do design/build

not be getting paid to be on site. With one

architect looked at my boots and said: “Oh, you must be used to walking around the job

site?” He had worked with other landscape


architects that would come out in their dress

meetings of ASLA if they continue to have

shoes, make notes and go back to the office

to revise plans. They didn’t walk the site.

They weren’t engaged in the site. It might


I think there’s this animosity that develops


not have been in their scope. Arnosti:

that residential focus.

sometimes because people who are in the

field will say: “Oh, those designers, they’re

see the product of your labor right away.

pure design firms are incredibly creative a

That’s a much, much faster timeframe than

lot of the time. But there is an advantage

whole project. _SCAPE:

I ever got when I was at a big firm.

Kellenberger: I also really like the interaction between the different trades. I enjoy working with

these guys: the carpenters and the masonry

How are design/build landscape architects

people. They are a real integral part of each

viewed by other landscape architects: the

project. Everybody brings a different energy

design-only landscape architects or by ASLA in general, either nationally or locally?

Kellenberger: There is definitely a certain perception out

and expertise. Arnosti:

there. I don’t think ASLA has done a very good job in the past of talking to the




think the national ASLA


in Minneapolis in

you’re sitting down with people at their

Arnosti: If I have a design that I finish in January, let’s say, it might be built by the end of May. That’s very exciting.

for the residential designers. I went to every one of those residential sessions. I was so inspired by those designers, who had some incredible work.

I think that residential design is where a lot

of landscape architects end up working, but

that’s not particularly acknowledged by the profession.

Do you think the new residential design awards at national and local levels help?

love about being in their yard or what they want to get out of it.

It’s that rapport that you build with someone that’s very, very intimate and personal.


having coffee with them and you’re walking around on site.

I have developed a lot of friend-

time where there was more


I enjoy those first few meetings when kitchen table and finding out what they

2006 was the first


let’s say, it might be built by the end of May. with someone and design it and build it and

talking about.” You hear that a lot. I think

who can be on site a lot to really oversee the

If I have a design that I finish in January,

That’s very exciting. You can be working

not out here. They don’t know what they are

– to my clients, anyway – in having someone

What are your favorite things about design/


ships that way.

And I like the variety of it, rather than just

sitting at my computer and working on

AutoCAD all the time. I do that some of the time, but then I’m out on site, and I’m going

to stone yards, and I’m going to nurseries looking at plants. I have complete flexibility

in my schedule. I don’t have to be in the office any given amount of time. I’m there when I need to be and I’m out when I need to be. There’s a lot of freedom.

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The designer of the new maze at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum talks about his life journey, labyrinth and maze design, and following a path to the center.

by William Grace Frost, Assoc. ASLA

So what’s the difference between a labyrinth and a maze?

A labyrinth is, in its simplest form, a walking meditation.

you ask a person from London or Liverpool, they might

out of your ego brain, or “monkey mind” as the Buddhists

I, as a designer of both labyrinths and mazes, beg to differ.

to think about where you are going, it creates an inner

and get you lost; the intention of a labyrinth is to calm

On a neurological level, it activates the left and right

cause you to reflect inwardly. Physically a maze is built

integrated thinking and creativity; and on a physiological

to the center, or goal. It’s a mystery until the final moment

you know that “labyrinthitis” is one of the official medical

“arrived.” The maze has many paths, twists, turns, and

or inner ear?)

Well, in England the terms are used interchangeably, so if

I have discovered that walking a labyrinth can take you

tell you peevishly that there’s no bloody difference at all.

call it. Because there is only one path and you don’t have

Simply put, the intention of a maze is to confuse, befuddle,

silence in which your true voice can emerge and be heard.

you, center you, open you to creative possibilities and/or

hemispheres, giving you access to more whole-brain,

with high walls or hedges with no possible way of seeing

level, it helps maintain and improve your balance. (Did

when you turn that last corner and discover you’ve finally

terms used for imbalance or inflammation of the cochlea

dead ends to challenge and frustrate the participant. On the other hand, labyrinth construction materials are rarely

more than a few inches to a few feet high, so you can always maintain sight of the center. Labyrinths have only one path which leads from the start to the center, and then


hen I left my lucrative career in 2001 as a brainstorming facilitator, creativity coach and

senior partner in one of the top idea-genera-

you turn around and follow the same path back out. As

tion firms in the country, it was because I was certain that

front of the other, you can’t get lost (except in your mind,

lost my way in life. If I’d known anything about labyrinths

long as you stay on the path and keep putting one foot in

I was off balance -- that I’d taken the wrong path and had

of course).

and mazes at the time, I’m certain I would have claimed


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y b a

that my life felt like a maze -- seemingly high walls all

the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show, and, eventually,

tion, and no clue how to find my center. I sold my piece of

on my property, and have created more than two dozen

around me, puzzling paths and dead ends in every directhe company and went home to recover my true path.

for paying clients. I now have a total of four labyrinths for others.

While attending a week-long creativity workshop I discov-

In 2004 I officially hung up my shingle as a sacred space

struck by the labyrinth’s powerful potential for sourcing

I have become known as a specialist in creating one-of-

ered the ancient practice of labyrinth walking, and was

creative inspiration, personal awareness, inner peace, and life balance. Later, with my lawn mower greased and

ready, a stake in the ground, a long piece of rope, and a healthy dose of naivete and curiosity, I created what was

to be my first of many labyrinths -- a 155-foot diameter, 11-circuit design patterned after the famous labyrinth

in the medieval cathedral in Chartres, France. That first

one was just for me -- I never dreamed at that time that I would make this my new profession. It wasn’t until

walking the labyrinth almost a year later when the light bulb went on and the voice in my head said: “Hey man,

you have a master’s degree in landscape architecture! You could create labyrinths for others!”

Over the next few years I walked, read, and researched;

and I built labyrinths as often as I could: around my 35acre meadow in Northfield, MN, on vacations at the beach

in Kauai, in friends’ backyards, for special events such as

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designer with a strong focus on labyrinths. Since then,

a-kind artistic labyrinths for both permanent sites and temporary occasions. Many labyrinth designers (purists) will only do designs accurate to the original Cretan 7-circuit labyrinths of Pre-Roman days or the famous Chartres Cathedral 11-circuit labyrinth from the early 1200’s in France. I, however, always begin my process with

an in-depth client needs assessment and site analysis. If a client says: “Well, the rattlesnake is a strong symbol in

my life and I’d really like a snake-shaped labyrinth,” then I put my imagination to work and see what I can come up

with. And, if someone wants a more traditional design, then I focus on being creative with construction materials.

I try to blend up a delightful design concoction based on the clients’ desires, a strong sense of function, site

appropriateness, and my own artistic passion for playing “outside the box.”

The labyrinth, below, at the Cobblestone Lake housing development in Apple Valley, MN, is modeled after the famed Chartres, France, version. Labyrinths, unlike mazes, do not obscure views, and have only one path.


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Labyrinths can be made from almost any material, including paint and potted flowers (at St. Anthony Main in Minneapolis, left), cut flower stems (for Frost’s own wedding, below), or even banana leaves and coral and seashells (for an Asian tsunami victims’ memorial, above).


abyrinths can be made from myriad materials:

brass dolphins at the entry. When it rained on the second

feathers, mounded soil, statues and sculpture,

half inch of water. People took off their shoes and gleefully

rocks and grass, old tires, gravel, milk cartons,

day of the conference the surface became covered with a

shrubs, or wildflowers. Imagination and budget are the

waded and splashed their way around the paths!

5-circuit, Chartres-style labyrinth for The Heart of the

For our wedding in October 2005, my wife Quiana and I

tion was completed by a community of friends, who used

Carolina with 800 white daisy stems and 200 yellow

only real limitations. In 2006, I designed and laid out a

Woods Retreat Center in Northfield. The final construc-

chose to build a labyrinth on top of a mountain in North

rocks, logs, tree stumps, flowers and plants, all taken from


also incorporated into the sandy path design.

A labyrinth on St. Anthony Main was to be used for a one

I once created a very kitsch labyrinth for the Eden Lake

throws every summer as a “thank you” to its clients. In an

51 plastic pink flamingoes, lime green and fluorescent

to the downtown Minneapolis site, I began by painting the

flamingoes’ necks.

on the concrete and brick surface. To be certain that the

For Bridging the Water Gap, a 2005 international confer-

we first applied a layer of liquid Graffiti Guard™. When

water in our lives, I created a dolphin-shaped labyrinth

plants and two tons of 3” – 4” diameter river rock along

starfish, driftwood, messages in bottles, glass baubles,

for the next five months.

the surrounding forest. Two existing mature trees were

day celebration that the Peggy Lauritsen Design Group

Arts Festival in Asheville, NC, complete with a flock of

attempt to mirror the Mississippi River that runs adjacent

pink Styrofoam balls on sticks, and tacky boas around the

paths with a combination of blue, green, and white hues paint could be removed when the celebration was over,

ence in Hopkins, MN, that highlighted the importance of

the paint was dry my crew and I placed over 1500 potted

composed of a painted blue surface, seashells, metal fish,

the paths. The landlord ultimately allowed it to stay intact

sand “dunes” to separate the paths, and a pair of 3-foot


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hen, in the spring of 2005, I was hired by the

Arboretum Maze Design Principles

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

To begin the brainstorming process for the new maze at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, designer William Frost first posed one question to the Arboretum’s design committee and to Peter Olin, FASLA, its director: “What would you imagine to be unique about an arboretum maze versus a maze found at an amusement park, botanical garden or English country estate?” Here are the resultant criteria:

in Chanhassen to create their permanent maze

garden, and suddenly, everything changed. This peaceloving,



landscape architectural graduate was suddenly thrust back in the maze again, only this time on purpose.

The Arboretum’s Maze, which opened in the spring of

2007, has a perimeter that approximates an oak leaf, and

• • • • • • • •

This maze should highlight a diversity of plant materials befitting an arboretum It must have the potential to gain widespread interest, without relying on a specific theme It should have the feel of a “garden stroll” It should be enduring in its appeal over many years The shape of the maze should be informal The tone should be fun, whimsical and adventurous, and should appeal to both kids and families An aspect of horticultural education should be included Long-term maintenance needs should be kept to a reasonable minimum (informal plantings rather than highly manicured hedges)

Two projects at the Arboretum just won MASLA awards. Check out _SCAPE’s spring 07 issue or go to issue #8

to learn more.

interior pathways that meander like a lazy river. Aside from lattice, bamboo, and fabric walls, there are no straight lines in the maze. It is also actually two mazes in one.

There is a short, less challenging course with four colorful

crawl tunnels for the entertainment of young children. The longer, more difficult adult course offers numerous

garden gate “choice points” and hidden “rooms” that feature garden benches for brief respites and enjoyment of the surrounding beauty.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum recently completed a permanent maze (not labyrinth) with an organic form, bottom, mixed shrub plantings, below, and fun activities for children, left.



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For more information on labyrinths, visit For more on William Frost, go to To learn about the butterfly peace path, see

Frost is involved in the installation of all of his labyrinths, below, including his Butterfly Peace Paths, right and above, which he hopes to place at 800 schools around the country (there are already 3 in Minnesota).


Butterfly Peace Path™ One of my earliest labyrinth clients revealed in our initial dialogue that her mother had recently passed away, and that a Monarch butterfly had come to symbolize her mother’s undying love. I began to wonder, to my client’s delight, if I could create a butterfly-shaped labyrinth where she could walk continuously through all four wings and back to the beginning. I had no idea how I was going to do it, but from that moment on I was committed. A year later, with a band of her family members working along side us, we placed the final brick in the trench of the first-ever butterfly labyrinth. Within moments a Monarch fluttered by and landed right next to one of the last unused bricks. Since then, that client, Jackie Levin, has become my business partner in what are now called The Butterfly Peace Paths™. Through Jackie’s contacts in the world of education, we have formed a loose alliance with the organization of International Peace Site Schools. Our goal is to build a Butterfly Peace Path™ on every one of the 800 or more Peace Site Schools around the country. To date they can be found at Clear Springs Elementary School and Scenic Heights Elementary School, both in Minnetonka, MN, and at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s Bush Children’s Center in St. Paul. Having labyrinths in schools is an effective way to help children learn what it truly feels like to have peace in their bodies, and teachers who use it regularly are discovering that students who previously struggled with academics or behavior, are finding it easier to focus on their work and get along better with their classmates.

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Rather than utilizing a monoculture of

finely pruned evergreens in rigid rows throughout the maze, the Arboretum’s

Maze makes use of a wide variety of plant materials to create the “walls:” tall

deciduous flowering shrub masses, dense groups of shorter deciduous shrubs on 3’–4’ high berms, and evergreen hedges.

Most of the plant materials are clustered in organic groupings which compensate

for the sparseness inherent in deciduous

patterns. Using such a varied palette of plants also allows the Maze to captivate

visitors with an ever-changing array of color, texture, form, fragrance, and seasonal change. Due to the organic

shapes of the plant clusters, the paths continually vary in width, thus creating

surprising ‘nooks and crannies’ and what

I call “pockets of personality.” Overall, I consider this new

work a combination of non-linear geometry, horticulture, and chance.


oth mazes and labyrinths can be used as metaphors for life. In the maze, life has many twists and turns

to confront and confuse you --- staying focused

and relying on your ability to reason will eventually get

you to your goal. In the labyrinth, life is a single path -you only need to slow down, put one foot in front of the

other, stay on the path, and witness the signs, symbols, and lessons of your life without judgment, and you will find your center.

So, maze or labyrinth… which will it be for you?

William Grace Frost, Assoc. ASLA, is a wake-up coach, landscape artist, and corporate creativity consultant. He designs and builds one-of-a-kind sacred landscapes: labyrinths, Zen gardens, medicine wheels, and rock cairns. He, along with his wife, Quiana Grace Frost, is also the co-founder of Ekstasis: Moving You Beyond. William and Quiana combine cutting edge processes and ancient wisdom practices in their transformative work with individuals, couples, groups, communities, and Fortune 500 organizations. William has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota. He currently resides in Abiquiu, New Mexico. His next project, to be completed by mid-September, is a frog-shaped labyrinth at the Eisenhower Community Center in Hopkins, MN.

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William Grace Frost is making a career of design and building labyrinths -- a career that began with experimentation on his own at his former home in Northfield, MN, top, and wherever he could find a beach, above. Some labyrinths are inspired by classic works like the one at the cathedral in Chartres, France, below and throughout this topic.


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Nathan Anderson, ASLA

Adam Regn Arvidson, ASLA

Avocado Green, Inc.


4025 11th Avenue South

4348 Nokomis Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Minneapolis, MN 55406

(612) 868-1241

(612) 968-9298

Roy A. Anderson, ASLA

Jason P. Aune, ASLA

Anderson Johnson Associates, Inc.

537 8th Avenue S

7575 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 200

South Saint Paul, MN 55075

Minneapolis, MN 55427 (763) 544-7129

Thomas W. Badon, Jr., ASLA

15615 June Grass Lane

Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Tad S. Anderson, Affiliate ASLA

(952) 722-8777

Anderson Design Services

Landscape Planning & Design

Postal Box 5264

Deborah L. Bartels, ASLA

Minnetonka, MN 55343-2264

1131 Juliet Avenue

(952) 473-8387

St. Paul, MN 55105

(651) 222-5754

Lance W. Anderson, ASLA

Roland S. Aberg, ASLA Hart Howerton 150 Lake Street West, Suite 104 Wayzata, MN 55391 (952) 476-1574 Maleah M. Acosta, ASLA 2613 Boulder Way Burnsville, MN 55337 (612) 758-3086 Timothy M. Agness, FASLA 12136 Everton Avenue North Saint Paul, MN 55110 (651) 429-8997 Brad Aldrich, Associate ASLA 2914 Polk Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55418 (612) 237-5046

7208 Kestrel Trail

Laura J. Baxley, Affiliate ASLA

Savage, MN 55378-2294


(952) 563-8738

5753 Emerson Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55419

(612) 861-0100

McRae Anderson, ASLA

McCaren Designs, Inc.

760 Vandalia Street, Suite 100

Chris Behringer, ASLA

St. Paul, MN 55114-1303

SEH, Inc.

(651) 646-4764

3811 Bassett Creek Drive

Minneapolis, MN 55422 (612) 758-6743

Mark S. Anderson, ASLA

LHB Engineers & Architects 21 West Superior Street, Suite 500

Douglas K Benson, ASLA

Duluth, MN 55802-2085

Benson Design, Inc.

(218) 727-8446

14901 63rd Place North

Maple Grove, MN 55311

(415) 883-7214

Andrea Arnoldi, Associate ASLA

10628 Daisy Circle

Bloomington, MN 55438

Rick Bies, Associate ASLA

(612) 817-2986

10709 Nesbitt Avenue South

Bloomington, MN 55437 (952) 967-0847


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Debra Brodsho, ASLA

Camille C. Calderaro, ASLA

Anoka County

Brodsho Consulting

13416 Inverness Road

550 Bunker Lake Boulevard

698 Northbridge Court

Minnetonka, MN 55305

Andover, MN 55304

St. Paul, MN 55123

(612) 990-2969

(763) 767-2865

(651) 688-8023

Bryan D. Carlson, FASLA

Brett Gustav Blumer, ASLA

Michael James Bronkala, ASLA

Bryan Carlson Planning & Landscape Architecture

SEH, Inc.

Landform Design

Suite 319

Butler Square Building, Suite 710C

8446 NE 9th Street

212 SE 2nd Street

100 North 6th Street

Medina, WA 98039

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Minneapolis, MN 55403


(612) 623-2447


Matthew R Brooks, ASLA

Wallace L. Case, ASLA

Regina E. Bonsignore, ASLA

Dakota County Technical College

Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik and Associates

391 Mount Curve Blvd.

1300 East 145th Street

2335 West Highway 36

Saint Paul, MN 55105-1325

Rosemount, MN 55068-2997

Saint Paul, MN 55113

(651) 278-3071

(651) 423-8392

(651) 636-4600

Margaret Sand Booth, FASLA

James Brown, ASLA

Jennifer Cater, Associate ASLA

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

2644 Aldrich Avenue S

53 Cotleigh Rd

Division of Ecological Services

Minneapolis, MN 55408

London NW6 2NN

500 Lafayette, Box 25

(763) 577-1926

St. Paul, MN 55155-4025

(651) 259-5088

Bruce L. Chamberlain, ASLA

Chad Buran, ASLA

Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Dahlgren Shardlow and Uban Inc

123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100

Scott Bradley, FASLA

2335 West Highway 36

Minneapolis, MN 55401-1659

4510 Chatsworth St. North

St. Paul, MN 55113

(612) 252-7140

Shoreview, MN 55126


(651) 284-3758

Kim Chapman, Affiliate ASLA

Barbara K. Burgum, ASLA

Applied Ecological Services Inc.

Jeff Brezinka, ASLA

19380 Walden Trail

21938 Mushtown Road

9330 James Avenue S

Deephaven, MN 55391

Prior Lake, MN 55372

Minneapolis, MN 55431

(952) 447-1919

(952) 929-7854

David J. Busch, ASLA

Terrain Solutions, Inc.

Anthony Chevalier, Associate ASLA

Heidi Sawyer Bringman, Associate ASLA

PO Box 506

Hart Howerton

LHB Engineers & Architects

Crosslake, MN 56442

2783 Xerxes Ave. So. #202

21 West Superior Street, Suite 500

(218) 692-2247

Minneapolis, MN 55416

Duluth, MN 55802-2085

(952) 476-1574

(218) 279-2429

Andrew G. Caddock, ASLA

4 Washington Square Village

David M. Chmielewski, ASLA

Apartment # 9R

2008 County Road 4

New York, NY 10012

Carlton, MN 55718

(218) 384-9727

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Karen Blaska, Associate ASLA

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Craig Allan Churchward, ASLA

Charles A. Colvin, ASLA

John E. Dietrich, ASLA

HNTB Corporation

Outdoor Environments, Inc

RLK Incorporated

5910 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 200

12505 Xenwood Avenue South

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100

Dallas, TX 75093

Savage, MN 55378

Minnetonka, MN 55343-9128

(972) 628-3033

(952) 496-1000


Curt H. Claeys, ASLA

Stewart F. Crosby, ASLA

Barbara Dunsmore, Affiliate ASLA

The Nature Group

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

10602 Fenner Avenue SE

517 Kassel Drive

4520 West 39th Street

Delano, MN 55328

Chaska, MN 55318

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

(612) 929-2049

(763) 475-0010

Lawrence C. Durand, ASLA Graystone Durand & Associates

Roger D. Clemence, FASLA

Barbara P. Cross, ASLA

2946 Chippewa Avenue North

3339 St. Louis Avenue

25530 Birch Bluff Road

Maplewood, MN 55109

Minneapolis, MN 55416-4394

Excelsior, MN 55331

(612) 865-1190

(612) 625-6860

(952) 470-6992

Bernard L. Edmonds, ASLA

1980 Margaret Street

Robert A. Close, ASLA

Lorin W. Culver, ASLA

St. Paul, MN 55119

Close Landscape Architecture

Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik and Associates

(612) 735-4565

400 First Avenue No., Suite 528

2335 West Highway 36

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Saint Paul, MN 55113

Nathan Ekhoff, Associate ASLA

(612) 455-2990

(651) 604-4865

Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik and Associates

2335 West Highway 36

Saint Paul, MN 55113

Linda Luchesi Cody, ASLA

Lincoln Danforth, Associate ASLA

(651) 636-4600

3924 Vincent Avenue South

Yardscapes, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN 55410

8609 Harriet Avenue South

(612) 920-3366

Bloomington, MN 55420

Mark W. Engel, ASLA

(952) 887-2794

Yaggy Colby Associates

2001 14th street NE

Shane A. Coen, ASLA

Rochester, MN 55906

Coen + Partners, Inc.

Matthew H.S. Davis, ASLA

(507) 288-6464

400 First Ave North, Suite 210

Shaw Design Associates, Inc

Minneapolis, MN 55401

910 West 36th Street

(612) 341-8070

Minneapolis, MN 55408

Lynn Enger, Associate ASLA

(612) 825-5629

7748 Knollwood Drive

Saint Paul, MN 55112

Joseph W.L. Collins, ASLA

(763) 514-4121

Hartford Group A/E Inc.

William L. Delaney, ASLA

404 5th Avenue E

1908 Gettysburg Avenue North

Shakopee, MN 55379

Golden Valley, MN 55427

Timothy W Erkkila, ASLA

(952) 746-1213

(612) 379-3400

Westwood Professional Services, INC

18009 Weaver Lake Drive North

Maple Grove, MN 55369-9571

Don DeVeau, ASLA

(763) 923-8237

Three Rivers Park District

3000 Xennium Lane North Plymouth, MN 55441-1299 (763) 559-6759


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Gary M. Fishbeck, ASLA

Michael John Gair, ASLA

Ernst Associates

Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc.


122 West 6th Street

701 Washington Avenue North

14800 28th Avenue North, Suite 140

Chaska, MN 55318

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Plymouth, MN 55447-4826

(612) 448-4094

(612) 758-4000

(651) 464-3130

Jeffrey Evenson, ASLA

John P. Fisher, ASLA

Donald S. Ganje, ASLA

City of Roseville

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

City of St. Paul

2660 Civic Center Drive

190 5th Street East, Suite # 401

300 City Hall Annex, 25 West 4th Street

Roseville, MN 55113

St. Paul, MN 55101-1638

St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 792-7107

(651) 290-5243

(651) 266-6425

Sarah Faiks, ASLA

Frank Fitzgerald, ASLA

Jean Marie Garbarini, ASLA

5136 Hankerson Avenue

Close Landscape Architecture +

Close Landscape Architecture

Minneapolis, MN 55436

3241 Colfax Avenue South

400 1st Avenue North, Suite 528

(952) 928-9600

Minneapolis, MN 55408

Minneapolis, MN 55401


(612) 455-2980

Damon Farber, FASLA

Damon Farber Associates

Regina M. Flanagan, Associate ASLA

Anne Okerman Gardner, ASLA

923 Nicollet Mall

Art Landscape Design

Coen+partners, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN 55402-3201

1506 Osceola Avenue

400 1st Avenue North, Suite 210

(612) 332-7522

St. Paul, MN 55105-2321

Minneapolis, MN 55401

(651) 699-6568

(612) 341-8070

1324 Jefferson Avenue

Mark Alan Foreman, ASLA

Joni L. Giese, ASLA

Saint Paul, MN 55105

Loco Design

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

(651) 266-6361

4325 Fifteenth Avenue South

One Carlson Pkwy. N., Suite 150

Minneapolis, MN 55407

Minneapolis, MN 55447-4443

(612) 799-0730

(763) 475-0010

Chad E. Feigum, ASLA

1689 Pebble Terrace

Shakopee, MN 55379

Michael S. Forret, ASLA

Kerry J. Glader, Affiliate ASLA

(952) 937-5150

Yaggy Colby Associates

Plaisted Companies, Inc.

717 Third Avenue SE

11555 205th Ave NW

Rochester, MN 55904

Elk River, MN 55330

Carlos Fernandez, ASLA

(507) 288-6464

(763) 441-1100


Minneapolis, MN 55406

Erica L. Frizzell, ASLA

Stephen Goltry, ASLA

(612) 752-6917

41342 Periwinkle Trail

Stephen Wesley Goltry, Landscape Architect & Planner

Laporte, MN 56461

3026 West Lake Street #201

(763) 476-6010

Minneapolis, MN 55416-4515

Ronald L. Fiscus, ASLA

(612) 920-3825

333 North Washington Avenue, Suite 337

Minneapolis, MN 55401

William Frost, Associate ASLA

(612) 349-9898

12053 Cannon City Boulevard

Northfield, MN 55057-4402

Alice F. Fate, ASLA

3304 40th Avenue South

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Kimberly A. Graper, Associate ASLA

Brady K. Halverson, ASLA

Jean Hayes, Affiliate ASLA

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

3920 Aldrich Avenue South

Landscape Structures, Inc.

7699 Anagram Drive

Minneapolis, MN 55409

601 Seventh Street, South

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

(612) 758-6783

Delano, MN 55328

(952) 937-5150

(763) 972-3391

Angela Hansen, ASLA

Kandace Hazard, ASLA

Richard L. Gray, ASLA

2601 Alamo Circle NE

511 32nd Avenue South #7

Toltz, King, DuVall, Anderson Associates, Inc.

Blaine, MN 55449

Moorhead, MN 56560

4041 45th Ave South

(612) 758-3080

(701) 234-6156

Minneapolis, MN 55406

(651) 292-4420

Sarah Harding, ASLA

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Dennis B. Healy, ASLA

110169 Friendship Lane

PO Box 26

Jeff Greeney, Affiliate ASLA

Chaska, MN 55318

Ivanhoe, MN 56142

Hedberg Landscape Supplies

(763) 475-0010

(507) 368-4248

1205 Nathan Lane

Minneapolis, MN 55441

(612) 366-3269

Thomas R. Harrington, ASLA

Stefan Helgeson, Affiliate ASLA

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Stefan Helgeson Associates

2550 University Avenue West, # 345N

3609 W 55th Street

Kenneth Grieshaber, ASLA

Saint Paul, MN 55114

Edina, MN 55410

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

(651) 643-0446

(952) 925-3799

One Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150

(763) 475-0010

Robert Harvey, Affiliate ASLA

Diane Hellekson, ASLA

Edelweiss Design, Inc


P.O. Box 24243

7900 International Drive, Suite 600

Robert J. Gunderson, ASLA

Edina, MN 55410

Minneapolis, MN 55425



(952) 345-6917

4703 Fairhills Road East

Minnetonka, MN 55345-3504

Edward J. Hasek, ASLA

(952) 250-7475

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

Clinton N. Hewitt, ASLA

7699 Anagram Drive

2412 Russell Avenue South

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Jim G. Hagstrom, ASLA

(952) 937-5150

(612) 625-7355

Savanna Designs, Inc.

Lake Elmo, MN 55042-0176

Jennifer Hattervig, ASLA

Marcy Hilleman, Affiliate ASLA

(651) 770-6910

Pioneer Engineering

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

2422 Enterprise Drive

7699 Anagram Drive

Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Todd P. Halunen, ASLA

(651) 251-0627

(952) 937-5150

2550 University Avenue West, Suite 345 N

Saint Paul, MN 55114

(612) 373-6485

Beverly Hauschild-Baran, ASLA

Karen Hooker, ASLA

275 Market Street, Suite 54

804 6th Street NW #10

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Saint Paul, MN 55112

(612) 338-6763

(651) 639-0710

Minneapolis, MN 55447-4443

PO Box 176


SCAPE fall 07

Clayton L. Johnson, ASLA

Gregory S. Kellenberger, ASLA

Three Rivers Park District


Landmark Design, Inc.

3000 Xenium Lane North

9400 Xylon Avenue South

4045 Watertown Road

Plymouth, MN 55441-1299

Bloomington, MN 55438

Maple Plain, MN 55359-9616

(763) 559-6760

(952) 887-2794

(612) 476-6765

Joel Hussong, ASLA

Eric R. Johnson, ASLA

Eric M. Kellogg, Associate ASLA

1066 14th Ave S.E.

RLK Incorporated

8000 Butler Square, 100 North 6th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55414

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55403


Minnetonka, MN 55343-9128

(612) 252-9070

(952) 933-0972 Greg Ingraham, ASLA

Heather Kieweg, Associate ASLA

Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Spencer Lynn Jones, ASLA

McCombs Frank Roos, Associates

123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100

Spencer Jones, Landscape Architect

889 Carroll Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55401-1659

809 Ivanhoe Drive

St Paul, MN 55114

(612) 338-0800

Northfield, MN 55057

(763) 476-6010

(507) 645-4188

Donald Jensen, ASLA

Steven G. King, FASLA

RLK Incorporated

Matthew Fair Jones, ASLA

1875 Highsted Drive

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100

Matthew Fair Jones, LLC

Maple Plain, MN 55359

Minnetonka, MN 55343-9128

5300 Girard Avenue South

(763) 972-5372

(952) 933-0972

Minneapolis, MN 55419

(612) 419-5106

David A. Kirscht, ASLA

Sean Jergens, Associate ASLA

David A. Kirscht Associates, Inc

SRF Consulting Group

James A. Kalkes, ASLA

5664 Sanibel Drive

One Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150

Schoell & Madson, Inc.

Minnetonka, MN 55353

Minneapolis, MN 55447-4443

11110 Industrial Circle, NW, Suite E

(952) 938-4030

(763) 475-0010

Elk River, MN 55330

(763) 241-0108

Nancy C Klaber, ASLA

Michael Jischke, ASLA

Living Palette Design, Inc.

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Paul Kangas, ASLA

2804 Vernon Avenue South

3717 15th Avenue South

Loucks Associates

St. Louis Park, MN 55416-1840

Minneapolis, MN 55407-2717

7200 Hemlock Lane

(952) 920-8605

(763) 475-0010

Maple Grove, MN 55396-9409

(763) 424-5505

Richard W. Koechlein, ASLA

Joshua J. Johnson, ASLA


Yaggy Colby Associates

Kevin J. Keenan, ASLA

Thresher Square, Suite 600

4621 White Pine Place, NW

Keenan & Sveiven, Inc.

700 Third Street South

Rochester, MN 55901

15119 Minnetonka Boulevard, Suite A

Minneapolis, MN 55415

(507) 288-6464

Minnetonka, MN 55345

(612) 373-6886

(612) 475-1229

issue #8


2007 / 2008 MASLA Membership Directory

Michael Horn, ASLA

2007 / 2008 MASLA Membership Directory

R. Mark Koegler, ASLA

Mark Kronbeck, ASLA

Darren B. Lazan, ASLA

Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Alliant Engineering, Inc.


123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100

233 Park Avenue South, Suite 200

100 North 6th Street, Suite 800C

Minneapolis, MN 55401-1659

Minneapolis, MN 55415-1108

Minneapolis, MN 55403

(612) 338-0800

(612) 758-3080

(612) 252-9070

John Koepke, ASLA

Daren Laberee, ASLA

Theodore E. Lee, ASLA

University of Minnesota

3250 131 Street W

Hammel, Green & Abrahamson, Inc.

1765 Fairview Avenue North

Rosemount, MN 55068

701 Washington Avenue North

Falcon Heights, MN 55113


Minneapolis, MN 55401-1180

(612) 625-6068

(612) 758-4306

Charles Lamb, Associate ASLA

Mike Konieczny, ASLA

3614 Kipling Avenue

Jared Lee, ASLA

Dahlgren Shardlow and Uban Inc

St. Loius Park, MN 55416

Anderson Johnson Associates, Inc.

2335 West Highway 36

(612) 991-1398

7575 Golden Valley Road, Suite 200

St. Paul, MN 55113

Minneapolis, MN 55427


(763) 544-7129

Ian Lamers, ASLA

2215 Benjamin Street NE

Robert M. Kost, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55418

Barry Lehrman, Associate ASLA

19155 Lake Avenue

(612) 373-9530

PDI World Group

Deephaven, MN 55391

4737 Harriet Avenue

(612) 758-6715

Minneapolis, MN 55419

Katherine Moorman Lamers, ASLA


Bonestroo, Inc.

Stuart M. Krahn, ASLA

2215 Benjamin Street, NE


Minneapolis, MN 55418

Bruce D. Lemke, ASLA

2335 West Highway 36

(651) 967-4534

Plantscape, Inc.

Saint Paul, MN 55113

6300 Bury Drive

(651) 604-4861

Eden Prairie, MN 55346

M. James LaRock, ASLA

(952) 224 9929

1676 State Highway 30

Bryan Kramer, ASLA

Woodstock, MN 56186-1054

Coen + Partners, Inc.

(507) 825-5464

Minhui Li, ASLA

17 Little West 12th Street, Suite # 311

SWA Group

New York, NY 10014

10521 Audubon Court

(212) 691-6835

Peter Larson, ASLA

Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Damon Farber Associates

(713 )868-1676

923 Nicollet Mall

Tadd Kreun, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55402

4121 Quentin Avenue South

(612) 332-7522

John J. Liberacki, ASLA

St. Louis Park, MN 55416-3232

US Home--MN Land Division

(612) 359-9144

935 East Wayzata Boulevard

Jeffrey M. Lawler, Associate ASLA

Wayzata, MN 55391

11441 Wild Heron PT

(952) 249-3022

Eden Prairie, MN 55347

(651) 246-8703


SCAPE fall 07

L. Peter MacDonagh, ASLA

Jody Martinez, ASLA

KenKay Associates

The Kestrel Design Group, Inc.

City of St. Paul Parks & Recreation

2626 Ashby Avenue, Apartment 2

5136 Hankerson Avenue

25 West 4th Street, 300 City Hall Annex

Berkeley, CA 94705

Minneapolis, MN 55436

St. Paul, MN 55102

(415) 956 4472

(952) 928-9600

(651) 266-6424

Miles A. Lindberg, ASLA

Lydia Ann Major, Associate ASLA

Wally A. Marx, Affiliate ASLA

Westwood Professional Services

LHB, Inc.

2700 Parkview Drive

7699 Anagram Drive

250 Third Avenue North

Medina, MN 55340

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Minneapolis, MN 55401

(762) 249-1200

(952) 937-5150

(612) 752-6956

Andrew J. Masterpole, ASLA

Stan Linnell, Affiliate ASLA

Meg Malde-Arnosti, Associate ASLA

1242 2nd Street NW

Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources-Engineering

Windsor Companies

Rochester, MN 55901

500 Lafayette Road

1722 Princeton Avenue

(507) 289-3919

St. Paul, MN 55155-4029

Saint Paul, MN 55105

(615) 297-4901

(651) 482-0205

Stephen Paul Mastey, ASLA Landscape Architecture, Inc

William A Livingston, ASLA

Stephen P. Malloy, ASLA

856 Raymond Avenue, Suite C

329 East Lake Street


Saint Paul, MN 55114

Waconia, MN 55387

Thresher Square, Suite 600

(651) 646-1020

(952) 442-1820

700 Third Street South

Minneapolis, MN 55415

(612) 373-6313

Robert M. Mattson, FASLA

Jordan Lockman, Associate ASLA

36120 Tamarack Rd.

Dundee Nursery and Landscape

Crosslake, MN 56442

13845 90th Avenue North

Timothy Malooly, Affiliate ASLA

Osseo, MN 55369

Irrigation Consultant Services

David Mayer, ASLA

(763) 253-2511

14070 23rd Avenue North

Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN 55447

128 Soo Line Drive

(763) 559-1010

Bismarck, ND 58502

(701) 355-8714

Karyn M. Luger, ASLA 3911 Morningside Road

Minneapolis, MN 55416

Roger B. Martin, FASLA

Roger Martin, Landscape Architect

Paul Mayhew, ASLA

2912 45th Avenue South

Wyngate Companies Inc.

Paul R. Lura, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55406-1829

6919 232nd Avenue NE

Glacial Ridge, Inc.

(612) 729-8245

Stacy, MN 55079

4566 Hwy 71 NE

(651) 483-4593

Willmar, MN 56201

(320) 231-2231

Geoffrey C. Martin, ASLA

Thomas McClain, ASLA

Dahlgren Shardlow and Uban Inc

1918 2nd Avenue South

2335 Highway 36 West

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Aaron Lutz, Affiliate ASLA

Roseville, MN 55113

(612) 730-5961

Outdoor Excapes

(651) 967-4550

6600 Oxford Street #100

Minneapolis, MN 55426 issue #8


2007 / 2008 MASLA Membership Directory

Jeffrey C. Liljegren, Associate ASLA

2007 / 2008 MASLA Membership Directory

Haley McConaghy, ASLA

Howard M. Merriam, ASLA

Lorin Mislan, Associate ASLA

Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik and Associates

Anchor Wall Systems

PO Box 198

2335 West Highway 36

5959 Baker Road, Suite 390

Breckenridge, MN 56520

Saint Paul, MN 55113

Minnetonka, MN 55345-5996

(651) 636-4600

(952) 933-8855

Stephen Michael Mitrione, Assoc. ASLA 1806 Hubbard Avenue

Andrew J. McDermott, III, ASLA

Paula K. Mestelle, ASLA

Saint Paul, MN 55104

2702 Walters Port Lane

4110 Meadow Parkway, Unit A

Orono, MN 55331

Duluth, MN 55811

(612) 713-5263

(952) 937-5150

Steve Modrow, Associate ASLA

Biota, LLC

211 St. Anthony Parkway, Studio 102

Jeff McDowell, ASLA

Brad Meyer, Affiliate ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55410

Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik and Associates

Anchor Wall Systems

(612) 781-4000

2335 West Highway 36

5959 Baker Road, Suite 390

Saint Paul, MN 55113

Minnetonka, MN 55345-5996

(651) 636-4600

(952) 933-8855

Mark K. Moeller, ASLA

Winona City Planner

PO Box 378

Peter McEnery, ASLA

Cory Meyer, ASLA

Winona, MN 55987-0378

Ryan Companies

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

(507) 457-8250

50 South Tenth Street, Suite 300

9400 County Rd 26

Minneapolis, MN 55403-2012

Minnetrista, MN 55359-9332

(612) 492-4488

(952) 937-5150

Chad David Moffett, ASLA

Mead & Hunt, Inc.

7900 West 78th Street, Suite 370

Kathryn J. McFadden, ASLA

Alex Meyer, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55439

4508 18th Avenue South

Hennepin Parks

(952) 941-5619

Minneapolis, MN 55407

3000 Xenium Lane N

(651) 221-0401

Plymouth, MN 55441-1299

(612) 559-6785

Molly Moriarty, Affiliate ASLA

1016 Ashland Avenue

Renee Christine McGarvey, ASLA

Saint Paul, MN 55104

US Army Corps of Engineers

Aaron A. Mikonowicz, ASLA

2909 Raleigh Avenue

306 15th Street E

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Hastings, MN 55033

David M. Motzenbecker, Associate ASLA

(651) 290-5640

(651) 290-5606

2533 First Avenue South #202

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 359-9144

Michael P. McGarvey, ASLA

Paul W. Miller, ASLA

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Paul Miller Design, Inc.

One Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150

2118 Erie Drive

Gary M Mueller, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55447-4443

Northfield, MN 55057


(763) 475-0010

(507) 645-6999

5910 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 200

Plano, TX 75093

Christine McGinnis

Marc Miller, Associate ASLA

McGinnis Designs Landscape Architecture

1717 Lincoln Avenue

361 Southern Pacific Road

St. Paul, MN 55105

Hudson, WI 54016

(612) 338-4590

(715) 425-9866


SCAPE fall 07

Kathleen A. O’Connell, ASLA

David W. Patten, ASLA

Murphy Companies

14901 63rd Pl North

RLK Incorporated

5040 Belmont Avenue

Maple Grove, MN 55369-8992

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55419

(612) 476-6010

Minnetonka, MN 55343

(612) 623-1287

(952) 933-0972

2007 / 2008 MASLA Membership Directory

Richard T. Murphy, Jr., ASLA Christopher Ochs, Associate ASLA

Laura R Musacchio, ASLA

850 Dayton Avenue

Danyelle Payne, Associate ASLA

University of Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN 55104

3922 Thomas Avenue North

Department of Landscape Architecture

(651) 307-1367

Minneapolis, MN 55412

89 Church Street, Southeast

(651) 274-6081

Minneapolis, MN 55455

(612) 626-0810

Joel C. Odens, ASLA

Olsson Associates

Tyler W. Pederson, Associate ASLA

6600 France Ave., South, Suite # 230

Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Lance M. Neckar, ASLA

Edina, MN 55435

123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100

Landscape Research

(952) 927-3804

Minneapolis, MN 55401-1659

1466 Hythe Street

(612) 338-0800

St. Paul, MN 55108

(651) 641-1230

Peter J. Olin, FASLA

1958 Summer St

Elizabeth Peeters, Associate ASLA

Falcon Heights, MN 55113

955 17th Avenue SE

Ana Nelson, ASLA

(952) 443-1412

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

123 North 3rd Street, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55401-1659

Jessica K. Olson, Associate ASLA

Jason Peterson, ASLA

(612) 338-0800

Schoell & Madson, Inc.

500 Lafayette Road

2416 160th Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55155-4016

Ada, MN 56510

(651) 259-5488

Jeff Nelson, Affiliate ASLA

(763) 746-1600

Versa-Lok Retaining Wall System

6348 Highway 36, Suite 1

Nels Peterson, Associate ASLA

Oakdale, MN 55128

Thomas R. Oslund, FASLA

KA Nightfall Landscaping

(651) 770-3166

Oslund and Associates

143 Oak Street

115 Washington Avenue North

Excelsior, MN 55331

Joan Nelson - MacLeod, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55401

(952) 470-9172

2817 43rd Ave. South

(612) 359-9144

Minneapolis, MN 55406

(763) 475-0010

Bryce E. Peterson, ASLA

David S. Owen, ASLA

Plantscape, Inc.

3486 Ivy Place

6300 Bury Drive

Catherine Neu, ASLA

Wayzata, MN 55391-9745

Eden Prairie, MN 55346

4326 Grand Ave S

(952) 884-7300

(952) 934-7666

Minneapolis, MN 55409

Gregory D. Pates, ASLA

Kevin Pfeiffer, ASLA

3237 42nd Avenue South

Ryan & Associates, Inc.

Diane Norman, Associate ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55406

50 South Tenth Street, Suite 300

1/2 Battle Creek Road

Minneapolis, MN 55403-2012

Saint Paul, MN 55119

(313) 623-0643

(612) 752-6930

(651) 279-3914

issue #8


2007 / 2008 MASLA Membership Directory

Veronika D. Phillips, ASLA

Holly Reid, Associate ASLA

Mark S. Root, ASLA

4326 Sheridan Avenue North

Bonestroo, Rosene, Anderlik and Associates

Yaggy Colby Associates

Minneapolis, MN 55412

2335 West Highway 36

717 Third Avenue SE

(612) 521-2605

Saint Paul, MN 55113

Rochester, MN 55904

(651) 636-4600

(507) 288-6464

Marjorie E. Pitz, FASLA

Martin & Pitz Associates, Inc.

Matthew Rentsch, ASLA

Fred Rozumalski, ASLA

1409 Willow Street, Suite 110

JDD Partners, LLC

Barr Engineering Company

Minneapolis, MN 55403

4109 Regent Avenue N

4700 West 77th Street

(612) 871-0568

Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Minneapolis, MN 55435

(612) 385-1143

(952) 832-2733

Willow Creek Concrete Products

Joanne Richardson, Associate ASLA

Kathryn G. Ryan, ASLA

Box 46295



Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2995

6630 21st Street North

700 Third Street South, Suite 600

(952) 937-9797

Saint Paul, MN 55128

Minneapolis, MN 55415

(952) 239-6798

(612) 373-6497

Burt Plett, Affiliate ASLA

Frederick J. Poehler, ASLA

2201 Aldrich Avenue South #9

Thomas Ritzer, ASLA

Mark L Salzman, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55405-2802

University of Minnesota


(612) 590-1163

2904 Fairmount Street SE, Room 150C

7900 International Drive, Suite 600

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Minneapolis, MN 55425

(612) 624-8225

(952) 345-5968

Josh Pommier, Associate ASLA

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100

Marisabel Rodriguez, ASLA

Danielle Sanborn, ASLA

Minnetonka, MN 55343-9128

Tous Soto #222

1994 South Robin Lane

(952) 933-0972

Hato Rey, PR 918

Centerville, MN 55038

(651) 917-2240

(651) 476-6010

Marc R Putman, ASLA

Putman Planning & Design

Charlene Roise, Affiliate ASLA

William D. Sanders, FASLA

502 2nd Street, Suite # 301

The Foster House

Sanders Wacker Bergly, Inc.

Hudson, WI 54016

100 North First Street

2060 Kenwood Drive East

(715) 381-8291

Minneapolis, MN 55401

St. Paul, MN 55117-2234

(612) 338-1987

(651) 221-0401

132 Cecil Street SE

Sandra Rolph, Associate ASLA

Pilar Saraithong, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55414

3301 44th Avenue S.


Minneapolis, MN 55401

726 Jackson St. NE


Minneapolis, MN 55413

Real Stone Manufacturing, Affiliate ASLA

335 Park Avenue NW

PO Box 637

Stephan Roos, ASLA

Melissa Schlukebier, Associate ASLA

Bagley, MN 56621

Center for Rural Design, University of Minnesota

4026 Zenith Avenue North

(218) 694-6207

3949 26th Avenue South

Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Minneapolis, MN 55406

RLK Incorporated

Rachel B. Ramadhyani, ASLA

(612) 724-6624


SCAPE fall 07

Susan Simon, ASLA

Terrence Smith, ASLA

P.O. Box 24585

4818 Oakland Ave South

3510 Coachman Road

Edina, MN 55424-0585

Minneapolis, MN 55417

Saint Paul, MN 55122

(612) 868-2704

(612) 920-5088

Terrence Smith, ASLA

Carmen Simonet, ASLA

77794 Forrest Way

Paul Schroeder, ASLA

Simonet Design

Minneapolis, MN 55422

Schoell Madson

354 Stonebridge Boulevard

11110 Industrial Circle, NW, Suite E

St. Paul, MN 55105

Nancy J. Snouffer, ASLA

Elk River, MN 55330

(651) 695-0273

100 Polk County Plaza

(763) 746-1622

Balsam Lake, WI 54810

2007 / 2008 MASLA Membership Directory

Michael Schroeder, ASLA

(715) 485-9247 Daniel James Sjordal, ASLA

Cory Schulz, ASLA

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

Parsons Brinckerhoff

7699 Anagram Drive

Tracey R. Sokolski, Associate ASLA

13205 38th Avenue North

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

277 Coffey Hall, 127 Eckles Avenue

Plymouth, MN 55441

(952) 937-5150

Saint Paul, MN 55108

(612) 677-1251

(612) 624-9273

Cathy L. Skalicky, ASLA

Dana K. Schumacher, ASLA

609 South Cedar Lake Road

A. Graham Sones, ASLA

2540 16th Avenue East

Minneapolis, MN 55405

Armstrong Torseth Skold & Rydeen

North Saint Paul, MN 55109

5324 Clementa Avenue, SW

Waverly, MN 55390 Craig Skipton, ASLA

(763) 525-8387

James M. Shoberg, Associate ASLA


RLK Incorporated

1201 Alaskan Way, Suite 200

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100

Seattle, WA 98101

Emanouil D. Spassov, ASLA

Minnetonka, MN 55343

(206) 971-3435

Hammel, Green and Abrahamson, Inc.

(952) 933-0972

701 Washington Avenue North

Harold I. Skjelbostad, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55401-1180

Biko Associates Incorporated

(612) 758-4448

William F. Short, ASLA

4916 Ewing Avenue South

Town of White Bear

Minneapolis, MN 55416

1281 Hammond Road

(612) 929-6758

Michelle Spidell, ASLA

White Bear Township, MN 55110-5866

Natural Design Solutions, Inc.

(612) 429-5827

1470 Millbrook Court John D. Slack, ASLA

Castle Rock, CO 80109

DSU/ Bonestroo

(719) 660-9984

Stephen Shurson, ASLA

2335 W. Highway 36

Three Rivers Environmental Ent., Inc

St. Paul, MN 55113

3000 Xenium Lane N

(651) 967-4554

Benjamin E. Sporer, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55441


(412) 920-2707

100 North 6th Street, Suite 800C

Bernard M. Slick, ASLA

Minneapolis, MN 55403

11431 Chisholm Circle, NE, Unit D

(612) 252-9070

Anthony Siebenaler-Ransom, Assoc. ASLA

Blaine, MN 55449

15 W Minnehaha Parkway

Minneapolis, MN 55419

Stacy Smith, Associate ASLA

Barbara A. Stark, ASLA

5 Irvine Park, Unit A

2311 East 3rd Street

Saint Paul, MN 55102

Duluth, MN 55812

(218) 728-6019

issue #8


2007 / 2008 MASLA Membership Directory

Jerry D. Starkey, ASLA

Robert D. Sykes, ASLA

Gary M Tushie, ASLA

Dahlgren Shardlow and Uban Inc

University of Minnesota

Tushie-Montgomery Associates, Inc

2335 Highway 36 West

4524 Casco Avenue

8791 Legends Club Drive

Roseville, MN 55113

Minneapolis, MN 55424-1125

Prior Lake, MN 55372

(651) 967-4550

(612) 625-6091

(612) 861-9636

Matthew Stewart, Associate ASLA

Clarence Tate, ASLA

C. John Uban, ASLA

RLK Incorporated

3041 Columbus Avenue S

Dahlgren Shardlow and Uban Inc

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55407

2111 N 52nd Street

Minnetonka, MN 55343-9128

Minneapolis, MN 55419

(952) 259-9236

(612) 339-3300 Cory Tauer, ASLA

Pioneer Engineering Ellen C. Stewart, ASLA

2235 Lambert Avenue

Leo Van Derboek, Affiliate ASLA


Saint Paul, MN 55112

Noble Landscape And Garden Center

1388 Bayard Avenue

(612) 681-1914

2456 Main Street

Saint Paul, MN 55116

Minneapolis, MN 55449

(612) 252-9070

(763) 862-7218

Kevin Teppen, ASLA

Schoell & Madson, Inc.

Stephen Streng, Associate ASLA

6732 Humboldt Avenue S

Doug Vanvalkenburg, Associate ASLA

723 Dayton Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55423

University of Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN 55104

(763) 241-0108

3701 Garfield Avenue, Suite 101

Minneapolis, MN 55409

James Sturm, ASLA

Earl Thedens, ASLA

1476 Auburn Court

Architectural Resources, Inc.

Richard T. Varda, ASLA

Eagan, MN 55122

126 E Superior Street

Target Corporation

(952) 890-6044

Duluth, MN 55802

50 South 10th Street

Minneapolis, MN 55403

(612) 761-7214

Brian E. Sullivan, ASLA

John E. Thomas, ASLA

The Ryland Group, Inc.

Thomas Landscape

5725 York Avenue, South

2276 Doswell Avenue

Thomas Von Bische, ASLA

Edina, MN 55410

St. Paul, MN 55108

Metro Land Surveying & Engineering


(651) 646-3360

248 Apollo Drive

Lino Lakes, MN 55014-3036

Doris M. Sullivan, FASLA

(763) 398-6830

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Thomas A. Thorson, ASLA

615 North First Street, Unit 402

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Minneapolis, MN 55401

750 Mainstreet, Apt # 416

Larry L. Wacker, ASLA

(651) 290-5244

Hopkins, MN 55343-7758

10600 Johnson Road

(763) 475-0010

Minneapolis, MN 55437-2806

(651) 221-0401

Luke W. Sydow, ASLA

SAS + Associates

David J. Tupper, ASLA

301 West First Street

David Tupper and Associates

Joe Waldoch, ASLA

605 Board of Trade Building

23075 State Highway 7, Suite 100

6348 Highway 36 Boulevard N, Suite 1

Duluth, MN 55802

Shorewood, MN 55331

Saint Paul, MN 55128

(218) 391-1335

(952) 474-2793

(651) 653-7598


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Vera Westrum, ASLA

Timothy Wold, ASLA

Dahlgren Shardlow and Uban Inc

Sanders Wacker Bergly, Inc.

SRF Consulting Group, Inc

2335 Highway 36 West

365 East Kellogg Boulevard

One Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150

Roseville, MN 55113

St. Paul, MN 55101

Minneapolis, MN 55447-4443

(651) 967-4550

(651) 221-0401

(763) 475-0010

Barry J. Warner, FASLA

Alan Whidby, ASLA

Kent G Worley, ASLA

SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Alan Whidby Landscapes

4031 Gilliat Street

1 Carlson Parkway North, Suite 150

PO Box 1835

Duluth, MN 55804

Minneapolis, MN 55447-4443

Minnetonka, MN 55345

(218) 525-5366

(763) 475-0010

(952) 938-6116

Steven C. Wyczawski, ASLA

Jay Webber, Affiliate ASLA

Thomas J. Whitlock, ASLA

1016 Stinson Street Upper

Webber Recreational Design, Inc

3933 Colorado Avenue South

St. Paul, MN 55103

1442 Brooke Court

Minneapolis, MN 55416

(612) 373-6375

Hastings, MN 55033

(612) 332-7522

(651) 438-3630

Scott Yonke, ASLA

Todd R. Wichman, ASLA

Bunker Hill Activity Center/Park & Recreational Office

Andrea Salo Weber, ASLA

Todd Wichman Landscape Architecture, LLC

550 Bunker Lake Boulevard

City Of Shakopee

870 West Osceola Avenue

Andover, MN 55304

Parks & Rec Landscape Design

St. Paul, MN 55105

(763) 767-2864

1255 Fuller Street

(651) 222-6781

Shakopee, MN 55379

(952) 233-9511

Jeffrey J. Zeitler, ASLA

Richard G. Wiebe, ASLA


Westwood Professional Services, Inc.

1422 Ashland Avenue

Karl E. Weissenborn, ASLA

7699 Anagram Drive

Saint Paul, MN 55104

HNTB Corporation - Minneapolis

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

(651) 292-4519

7900 International Drive, Suite 600

(952) 937-5150

Minneapolis, MN 55425-8910

(952) 345-5955

Matthew J. Wilkens, ASLA

Damon Farber Associates

Dennis P. Welsch, ASLA

1451 Berkeley Avenue

2644 Arbor Drive

Saint Paul, MN 55105

White Bear Lake, MN 55110

(612) 332-7522

(651) 226-0791

Theodore J. Wirth, FASLA

Jeffrey R. Westendorf, ASLA

2504 West 40th Street

RLK Incorporated

Minneapolis, MN 55410

6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100

(612) 925-4194

Minnetonka, MN 55343-9128

(952) 933-0972

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2007 / 2008 Directory of Minnesota Landscape Architecture Firms

2007 2008 Landscape Architecture

Firm Directory



222 North Second Street Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 339-3752 (612) 339-6212 fax e-mail website

2335 West Highway 36 St. Paul, MN 55113 (651) 636-4600 (651) 636-1311 fax, e-mail website

Jesse Symynkywicz, ASLA, APA Ian Lamers, ASLA

Other offices: St. Cloud, and Rochester, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Chicago, IL

Firm Personnel by Discipline:

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 Mike Konieczny, ASLA, RLA Lorin Culver, ASLA, RLA Chad Buran, ASLA, RLA

2 69 14 11 96

Landscape Architects Architects, Interior Design, Structural/Mechanical/ Electrical Engineers Technical Administrative TOTAL

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

Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscapes Redevelopment Planning Master / Comprehensive Planning Campus / Estate Planning Multi-Family Housing / PUDs

Example Projects:

Mozaic Mixed-Use Development, Uptown, Minneapolis, MN Lutheran Social Service Center for Changing Lives, Minneapolis, MN Eitel City Apartments, Minneapolis, MN Loring Park Dog Park, Minneapolis, MN Walking Minneapolis Master Plan, MN Tennessee State University Master Plan, Nashville, TN

Firm Personnel by Discipline:

15 6 2 6 254 107 83 473

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%

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

Example Projects:

Huber Park, Shakopee, MN TCAAP Master Plan, Arden Hills, MN Wild Meadows, Medina, MN Fort Snelling Cemetery Expansion, Minneapolis, MN Heart of the City Master Plan, Design Guidelines and Ordinances, Burnsville, MN Nicollet Commons Park, Burnsville, MN


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400 First Avenue North, Suite 528 Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 455.2980 (612) 455.2204 fax Bob Close, ASLA Bruce Jacobson Jean Garbarini, ASLA Jim Robin

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 12 .5 1 13.5

Landscape Architects Graphic Designer Administrative TOTAL

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

Residential Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Space Urban Design and Streetscape Master/Comprehensive Planning Campus/Estate Planning

Example Projects:

Upper Landing Park / Chestnut Plaza, St. Paul, MN The Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN Macalester College Master Plan, St. Paul, MN Great River Energy Corporate Headquarters, Maple Grove, MN Schaar’s Bluff Master Plan and Gathering Center, Dakota County, MN Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management Campus, Mounds View, MN

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HGA, Inc.

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

701 Washington Ave. N Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 758.4000 (612) 758.4199 fax e-mail website

Damon Farber, FASLA Tom Whitlock, ASLA Peter Larson, ASLA Terry Minarik, ASLA Matt Wilkens, ASLA Joan MacLeod, ASLA Chuck Evens, ASLA

Other Offices: Rochester, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, CA 2 0 0 7 AWARD WINNER

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 12 1 13

Landscape Architects Administrative TOTAL

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

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

Example Projects:

TCAAP Redevelopment Design Guidelines, Arden Hills, MN Fairview Riverside Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN Maple Grove Amphitheater & Town Green, Maple Grove, MN Target 2009 Prototype & National Site Standards, Nationwide The Village at Mendota Heights, Mendota Heights, MN Sports Town USA Mixed-Use Master Plan, Blaine, MN

Gary M. Fishbeck, ASLA Theodore E. Lee, ASLA, LEED AP Emanouil D. Spassov, ASLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 5 238 15 97 130 485

Landscape Architects Architects Planners Civil, Mechanical, Structural, Electrical, and Industrial Engineers Administrative TOTAL

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

2 0 0 7 Residential/ Gardens AWARD Site Planning/ WINNER Development Studies Parks and Open space Urban Design and Streetscape Master/Comprehensive Planning Plazas, Courtyards, Rooftop and Rainwater Gardens Interior Landscape/Plantings

Example Projects:

Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA Virtua Health, Voorhees Replacement Hospital, Voorhees, NJ East Texas Medical Center Replacement Hospital, Pittsburg, TX Minnesota State Capitol Renovation, Saint Paul, MN Minnesota Bio Business Center, Rochester, MN Owatonna Replacement Hospital & Clinic Expansion, Owatonna, MN


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2007 / 2008 Directory of Minnesota Landscape Architecture Firms



LHB, Inc.

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

5136 Hankerson Avenue Minneapolis, MN55436 (952) 928.9600 (952) 928.1939 fax email 2 0 0 7 A W A R D

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

L. Peter MacDonagh, ASLA, ISA, RLA

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


Firm Personnel by Discipline: 13 5 2 20

Landscape Architects Planners Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 1% 10% 4% 10% 25% 25% 15% 5% 5%

Residential / Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Environmental Studies (EIS) (EAW) Parks and Open Space Urban Design and Streetscapes Master/ Comprehensive planning Redevelopment Planning Transit Facilities Planning Corridor / Transportation Planning

Example Projects:

Bassett Creek Valley Redevelopment Plan, Minneapolis, MN “Mound Visions” Downtown Redevelopment and Public Spaces, Mound, MN Excelsior Boulevard Streetscape, Hopkins, MN Chevalle Conservation Community Master Plan, Chaska, MN Kensington Runestone Park, Kensington, MN



Firm Personnel by Discipline: 6 3 2 2 2 3 18

Landscape Architects Site Designers / Land Planners Landscape Ecologists Water Resources Scientists CAD and Graphics Specialists Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 15% 15% 15% 5% 50%

Environmental Studies (EIS) (EAW) Parks and Open Spaces Master/ Comprehensive Planning Campus / Estate Planning Ecological Design and Restoration / Stormwater Design / Green Roofs

Example Projects:

Minneapolis Central Library Green Roof, Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Water Quality Methods, Minneapolis, MN Peck Farm Park, Geneva, IL Minnehaha Creek Streambank Stabilization and Bioengineering, Minneapolis, MN Bell Museum of Natural History, Saint Paul, MN Bears of the Ussuri, Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley, MN

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 6 39 1 45 45 24 160

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

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 20% 5% 15% 1% 20% 5% 10% 10% 5%

Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscapes Redevelopment Planning Master/Comprehensive Planning Interior Landscape/Plantings Campus/Estate Planning Multi-Family Housing/PUDs Corridor/Transportation Planning

Example Projects:

Wayzata Downtown Visioning, Wayzata, MN Bacchus Garden at the Colonnade, Golden Valley, MN National Eagle Center Site Design, Wabasha, MN Lowry Avenue Urban Redevelopment, Minneapolis, MN Neighborhood Housing Services, Duluth, MN College of St. Scholastica Somers Hall Courtyard, Duluth, MN

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6600 France Avenue South, Suite 230 Edina, MN 55435 (952) 941-0477 (952) 941-0644 FAX e-mail website

605 Board of Trade Building Duluth, MN 55802 (218) 391-1335 (218) 722-6697 fax e-mail website

15050 23rd Avenue North Plymouth, MN 55447 (763) 746.1600 (763) 746.1699 fax email website

Other Offices: Lincoln, Omaha, South Sioux City, Holdrege, Hastings, and Grand Island, NE; Tuscon and Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; Kansas City, Overland Park, and Manhattan, KS; Kansas City and Springfield, MO; Sioux City, IA

Luke W. Sydow, ASLA, RLA Matthew Daly, RLA

Other Offices: Elk River, MN

Jack Lynch, ASLA Joel Odens, ASLA Mary Anne Wells, ASLA Mark Nolan, AICP

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

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 4 1 13 2 9 3 32

Landscape Architects Planner Civil Engineers Environmental Scientists Technical Administrative TOTAL

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

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

Example Projects:

Eastview Master Plan, Dilworth, MN 46th & Hiawatha Transit Oriented Development Study, Minneapolis, MN Vermillion Downtown Streetscape, Vermillion, SD Iowa Veterans Administration Medical Center Environmental Assessment, Des Moines, IA Breezy Point Comprehensive Plan, Breezy Point, MN

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Firm Personnel by Discipline: 2.5 2.5

15% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 5%

Landscape Architects TOTAL

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:

Solvay Hospice House, Duluth, MN Hermantown City Park and City Hall Addition, Hermantown, MN Trappers Landing on Leech Lake, Phase I & II, Walker, MN Bois Forte Land Use Plan, Nett Lake and Vermillion, MN Duluth Sister Cities Peace Bell Japanese Garden, Duluth, MN Holy Rosary School Playground, Duluth, MN

Paul Schroeder, ASLA, RLA Kevin Teppen, ASLA, RLA Bruce Chalupsky, ASLA, RLA Jim Kalkes, ASLA, RLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 4 3 12 15 3 37

Landscape Architects Planners Civil Engineering, Surveying, Scientists Technical Administrative TOTAL

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

Residential / Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Environmental Studies (EIS) (EAW) Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscape Redevelopment Planning Master/ Comprehensive planning Multi-Family Housing / PUDs

Example Projects: Stone’s Throw Master Plan, Hassan, MN Archery Parks, Nationwide River Park Residential, Elk River, MN Olin Crossing Condominiums, Minneapolis, MN Applewood Point Senior Co-op, Minneapolis, MN Union Crossings Retail, Monticello, MN


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2007 / 2008 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;

Other offices: Madison, WI; Fargo, ND

Adam Regn Arvidson, ASLA, RLA

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

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 8 19 47 255 240 113 682

Landscape Architects Architects Planners Engineers Technical Administrative TOTAL

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:

Golden Valley Park System Plan, Golden Valley, MN Waite Park System Plan, Waite Park, MN Neenah Creek Regional Park, St. Cloud, MN Savage Comprehensive Plan, Savage, MN Fort Dodge Corridor Study, Fort Dodge, IA Casper Form-Based Code, Casper, WY


Barry Warner, FASLA, AICP Michael McGarvey, ASLA Ken Grieshaber, ASLA Joni Giese, ASLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 2 0 0 7 AWARD WINNER

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 12 12 192 22 12 250

Landscape Architects 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

1 1

Landscape Architect TOTAL

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

Residential / Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Recreation/Resort Planning Freelance Writing and Writing-for-Hire

Example Projects:

Voyageurs Retreat, Biwabik, MN Private Residence: Anoka Sand Plain, Ramsey, MN Private Residence: Mesabi Range, Biwabik, MN Regular contributions to Landscape Architecture Magazine and Garden Design Magazine Vacation Property Land Planning and Trail/Open Space Design, various sites, MN, WI, MI Greenstone Creek Interpretive Trail, Biwabik, MN

Example Projects:

Minnesota Ballpark Streetscape Planning, Minneapolis, MN TCF Stadium Urban Design, University of Minnesota Landmark Plaza, St. Paul, MN Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Visitor Center, Chanhassen, MN Lake Street Reconstruction, Minneapolis, MN Purgatory Creek Recreation Area, Eden Prairie, MN

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700 South Third Street, Suite 600 Minneapolis, MN 55415 (612) 370-0700 (612) 370-1378 fax e-mail website Other Offices: principal cities across the United States Arijs Pakalns, AIA, AICP Peter Styx, AIA, LEED Steve Malloy, ASLA Kathryn Ryan, ASLA Steve Wyczawski, ASLA Rich Koechlein, ASLA Andrew Jones, ASLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 5 3 5 7 2 125 2 1 150

Landscape Architects Architects Planners Water Resources Visualization Professionals Environmental and Traffic Engineers, Surveyors, Transportation Planners Technical Administrative TOTAL

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

Environmental Studies (EIS) (EAW) Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscapes Redevelopment Planning Master/Comprehensive Planning Transit Facilities Planning/Design Corridor/Transportation Design

Example Projects:

World War II Veterans Memorial, Saint Paul, MN Mill Ruins Park / Plank Road, Minneapolis, MN Winona Downtown and Riverfront Revitalization, Winona, MN Trade Street Streetcar Planning and Design, Charlotte, NC Centennial Lakes, Edina, MN Hiawatha LRT, Minneapolis, MN

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WESTWOOD PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, Inc. 7699 Anagram Drive Eden Prairie, MN 55344 (952) 937.5150 (952) 937.5822 email website Other Offices: St. Cloud, Brainerd, Arden Hills,MN Richard G. Wiebe, ASLA Ed Hasek, ASLA Miles Lindberg, ASLA Dan Sjordal, ASLA Cory Meyer, ASLA Jon Loidolt, ASLA Darren Laberee, ASLA Joel Hussong, ASLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 11 116 29 12 168

Landscape Architects Engineers, Surveyors, Environmental, Traffic Engineers, Visualization, GIS, Cultural Resources Technical Administrative TOTAL

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

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

Example Projects:

Cobblestone Lake Mixed Use PUD, Lakeville, MN Harmony TND Community, Rosemount, MN Emery Village Mixed Residential PUD, Champlin, MN Rivers Bend Commercial/Residential PUD, Sioux Falls, SD James River Corridor Feasibility Study and EIS, South Dakota Target Corporation Midwest: 15 new/redeveloped stores


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ARMSTRONG TORSETH SKOLD & RYDEEN, Inc. (ATSR) 8501 Golden Valley Road, Suite 300 Minneapolis, MN 55427 (763) 545.3731 (763) 525.3289 e-mail website


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

Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscapes Master / Comprehensive Planning Campus / Estate Planning Education (K-12)

Example Projects:

New Marshall High School and Athletic Fields, Marshall, MN Bay Harbor Elementary School, Green Bay, MN Schell Brewing Company Master Plan, New Ulm, MN Liberty Ridge Elementary School, Woodbury, MN Brookview Park Performance Venue, Golden Valley, MN Golden Valley Historical Society Museum Addition, Golden Valley, MN

AVOCADO GREEN 420 North 5th Street, # 1096 Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 868-1241 (612) 869-1956 fax e-mail website Nathan Anderson, RLA, ASLA

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%


12 1 1 14

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

Other Offices: Peninsula Guanacaste, Costa Rica



Bryan Carlson, FASLA Gary Lampman, RLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline 2 1 3

Landscape Architect Technical TOTAL

30% 15% 20% 30% 5%

Residential / Gardens Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscape Master/ Comprehensive planning Recreation / Resort Planning

Example Projects:

Jackson Meadow Community, Marine on St. Croix, MN Minneapolis Central Library, Minneapolis, MN Dickerman Park, Saint Paul, MN Streeter Residence, Deephaven, MN Depot Hill Farm Community, Amenia, NY Tulane University Student Center, New Orleans, LA


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

Landscape Architects Architects Administrative TOTAL

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

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

Firm Personnel by Discipline:

20% 5% 5% 10% 10% 50%

Firm Personnel by Discipline:

Stein Residence, Minneapolis, MN Staryk Residence, Minneapolis, MN McAllister Residence, Golden Valley, MN Kellick Residence, Edina, MN Wheelock Residence, St. Paul, MN CIMA Labs, Brooklyn Park, MN


Paul E. Erickson, AIA Paul L. Snyder, AIA A. Graham Sones, ASLA Kirk Roessler, PE

2 Landscape Architects 24 Architects 42 Mechanical, Electrical, Engineering, Interiors Technical 4 6 Administrative 78 TOTAL

Example Projects:

Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Space Urban Design and Streetscapes Master/Comprehensive Planning Golf Facilities Planning Recreation/Resort Planning

Example Projects:

Peninsula Papagayo Resort and Golf Community, Guanacaste, 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 Mayo Clinic Campus Planning, Jacksonville, FL Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Visitors’ Center Planning, Chaska, MN

COEN + PARTNERS, Inc. 400 First Avenue North, Suite 710 Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 341.8070 (612) 339.5907 fax e-mail website

5664 Sanibel Drive Minnetonka, MN 55343 (952) 938-4030 (888) 938-4030 toll free (952) 938-0026 fax David A. Kirscht, ASLA, RLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 1 1 2

Landscape Architects Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 5% 20% 25% 50%

Residential / Commercial Site / Master Planning Single and Multi-Family Housing Golf Course Design

Example Projects:

Supportive Housing, Bozeman, MT; Rogers, MN; Fort Collins, CO Eagle Valley Golf Course, Woodbury, MN The Meadows Golf Course, Moorhead, MN Riverwood National Golf Course, Monticello, MN Vintage Golf Course, Otsego, MN Superior National Golf Course, Lutsen, MN

Other Offices: New York, NY Shane Coen, ASLA, RLA Ross Altheimer, ASLA Zach Bloch, ASLA Jennifer Bolstad, ASLA Erica Christenson, ASLA Anne Okerman Gardner, RLA Stephanie Grotta, ASLA Bryan Kramer, ASLA Travis Van Liere, RLA


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7900 International Drive, Suite 600 Minneapolis, MN 55425-8910 952-920-4668 952-920-0173 (fax) e-mail website Craig Churchward, ASLA, CLARB Regina Flanagan, Assoc. ASLA Diane Hellekson, ASLA, CLARB Mark Salzman, ASLA, CLARB Ron Taylor, ASLA, CLARB Karl Weissenborn, ASLA, CLARB Scott Siefker, ASLA Phil Hanegraaf, AICP

Other Offices: 60 Offices nationwide including Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus, and Louisville Firm Personnel by Discipline: 7 22 5 1 10 4 49

Landscape Architects Civil Engineers Planners Scientist Technical Administrative TOTAL

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

Transportation Urban Design Parks, Parkways, and Trails

Example Projects:

Grand Round “Missing Link,” Minneapolis, MN Holman Field Enhancements, St. Paul, MN I-35W Mitigation and Enhancement Plan, Minneapolis, MN Legacy Parkway, Salt Lake City, UT I-465 Design Guidelines, Indianapolis, IN Triangle Expressway Design Guide, Raleigh, NC I-75/475 Design Guide, Toledo, OH

LANDFORM ENGINEERING COMPANY 100 N. 6th Street, Suite 800C Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 252.9070 (612) 252.9077 fax e-mail website Other Offices: Phoenix, AZ Darren Lazan, ASLA, RLA Benjamin Sporer, ASLA, RLA Ellen Stewart, ASLA, RLA

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Firm Personnel by Discipline: 7 2 4 10 22 9.5 54.5

Landscape Architects Architects Planners Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors Techincal Administrative TOTAL

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

Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Space Urban Design and Strteetscapes Redevelopment Planning Master/Comprehensive Planning Campus Planning Multi-Family Housing/PUDs Corridor/Transportation Planning Engineering and Surveying

Example Projects:

ADC Telecommunications World Headquarters, Eden Prairie, MN Methodist Hospital heart and Vascular Center, St. Louis Park, MN The Marquis, Williamsburg, VA Current Lee Vista, Orlando, FL Chipotle, Minneapolis, MN

LANDMARK DESIGN, Inc. 4045 Watertown Road Maple Plain, MN 55359 (952) 476-6765 (952) 475-8984 fax e-mail Greg Kellenberger, ASLA, RLA Dana Kellenberger

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 1 1 2

Landscape Architects Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 70% 15% 10% 5%

Residential / Gardens Equestrian Properties Site Planning/Development Studies Golf Facilities Planning

Example Projects:

Burke Residence, Orono, MN Siska Residence, Orono, MN Engebretson Residence, Orono, MN McCarthy Residence, Deephaven, MN Anoka Equine Veterinary Services, Elk River, MN Bearpath Golf and Country Club, Eden Prairie, 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

1 TOTAL Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 10% 20% 15% 15% 5% 5% 30%


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 St. Croix Crossing Visual Quality Manual The Merwyn at Triangle Park, Minneapolis, MN First Bridge Park, Minneapolis, MN Sensory Garden, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN Tree Man! and Ravenous Bird at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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

Interior Landscape Plantings

Example Projects:

Woodbury Central Park, Woodbury, MN Knott’s Camp Snoopy - Mall of America, Bloomington, MN IDS Crystal Court, Minneapolis, MN ADC Telecommunications, Eden Prairie, MN Fifth Street Towers, Minneapolis, MN


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2007 / 2008 Directory of Minnesota Landscape Architecture Firms


Firm Personnel by Discipline:

115 Washington Avenue North, Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55401 (612) 359.9144 (612) 359.9625 fax email website Other offices: Chicago, IL Thomas Oslund, Principal, FASLA, FAAR Jay Coatta, COO Tadd Kreun,ASLA Joe Favour, RLA Misa Inoue, RLA David Motzenbecker,Assoc.ASLA,APA, ULI Sandra Rolph, Assoc. ASLA


Landscape Architects Landscape Designers Administrative


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


Residential / Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Master/Comprehensive Planning Golf Facilities Planning Campus / Estate Planning Parks and Open Space

Example Projects:

General Mills Corporate Headquarters, Golden Valley, MN Harley Davidson Museum, Milwaukee,WI UMD Swenson Laboratory Sciences Building, Duluth, MN University of Minnesota-Morris Master Plan, Morris, MN Gold Medal Park, Minneapolis, MN Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

RLK INCORPORATED 6110 Blue Circle Drive, Suite 100 Minnetonka, MN 55343 (952) 933.0972 (952) 933.1153 fax e-mail website Other offices: Ham Lake, Hibbing, Duluth, Oakdale, MN John Dietrich, ASLA, RLA Eric Johnson, ASLA, RLA Jeff Westendorf, ASLA, RLA David Patten, ASLA, RLA Jim Shoberg, ASLA, RLA Don Jensen


Landscape Architects Planners Civil Engineers and Surveyors Technical Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 30% 5% 10% 15% 10% 5% 20% 5%

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:

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 4 2 1

7 2 57 31 12 109

Cedar Point Commons, Richfield, MN Village Creek Mixed-Use Development, Brooklyn Park, MN Norman Pointe Corporate Campus, Bloomington, MN The Oaks Business Park, Oakdale, MN Dean Lakes Mixed-Use Development, Shakopee, MN Target Knollwood Remodel, St. Louis Park, MN

SANDERS WACKER BERGLY, Inc. 365 East Kellogg Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55101 (651) 221.0401 (651) 297.6817 fax, e-mail William D. Sanders, FASLA Larry L. Wacker, ASLA, RLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 4.5 2 .5 1 1.5 9.5

Landscape Architects Planners Natural Resource Planner Designer Administrative TOTAL



870 West Osceola Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55105 (651) 222-6781 (651) 222-4798 fax e-mail Todd Wichman, ASLA

Firm Personnel by Discipline: 1 Landscape Architects .5 Administrative 1.5 TOTAL Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 12% 12% 12% 12% 12% 40%

Residential/Gardens Site Planning/Development Studies Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscape Recreation / Resort Planning Consulting for other design firms

Example Projects:

Childrens Garden, Childrens Hospital, Saint Paul, MN Annual Garden, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN Parade Stadium Field Recreation Area, Minneapolis, MN Roettger Residence, Grant, MN Petters Residence, Minnetonka, MN General subconsulting for the Minnesota office of Hart Howerton

WINDSOR COMPANIES 1175 East Highway 36 Saint Paul, MN 55109 (651) 482-0205 (651) 482-0607 fax e-mail website Luther Hochradel Meg Arnosti, ASLA, RLA Greg Hofmann Cynthia Matiski

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

Firm Personnel by Discipline:

Example Projects:

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

Lake of the Isles Master Plan; Minneapolis, MN Minnehaha Regional Park, Washburn Picnic Area, Minneapolis, MN Victory Memorial Parkway, Minneapolis, MN Cloquet Comprehensive Plan, Cloquet, MN SPPS Site Improvements / Athletic Fields, Saint Paul, MN Fergus Falls Comprehensive Park Plan, Fergus Falls, MN

1 1 5 16 2 8

60% 20% 20%

Landscape Architect Architect Gardeners Lawn Care, Landscape, and Irrigation Specialists Administrative TOTAL

Residential/Gardens Parks and Open Spaces Commercial Landscape Design

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Gold medal Park Installation and Maintenance, Minneapolis, MN Village at St. Anthony Lofts, Minneapolis, MN Garofalo Residence, Oakdale, MN McGuire Residence, Wayzata, MN

YAGGY COLBY ASSOCIATES 717 Third Avenue SE Rochester, MN 55904 (507) 288.6464 (507) 288.5058 fax email website Other Offices: Mason City, IA; Mendota Heights, MN; Delafield, Fort Atkinson, Sparta, WI Mark Root, ASLA Mark Engel, ASLA Craig Ruhland, ASLA Joshua Johnson, ASLA Christopher W. Colby, AIA, CID Jose L. Rivas, AIA, NCARB Jason Woodhouse, AIA

In the Spring 07 issue of _SCAPE magazine, many of these firms were recognized with MASLA design awards. The listing and thumbnails below give a brief overview (also look for the MASLA Award Winner symbol throughout this directory and the entire issue). More more information on the 2007 award winners, go to

Award of Excellence: Public Landscape Design Swenson Science Center, University of MN - Duluth oslund.and.assoc.

Honor Award: Public Landscape Design Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Visitor Center SRF Consulting Group, Inc.

Honor Award: Planning and Research Gitchi Gami Trail The Center for Changing Landscapes, University of MN

Minneapolis Central Library Green Roof The Kestrel Design Group


The Ravenous Bird Marjorie Pitz, FASLA

St. Paul Library Courtyard oslund.and.assoc.

The Town Green at Excelsior and Grand Damon Farber and Associates

The Vilage at Mendota Heights Damon Farber and Associates

Merit Awards: Private Landscape Design The Blue Garden, Hamline University oslund.and.assoc.

Chevalle, a Country Estate: Conservation Subdivision Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Gold Medal Park, Minneapolis, MN oslund.and.assoc.

Merit Awards: Planning and Research Bassett Creek Valley Master Plan Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc.

Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA HGA, Inc.

Merit Awards: Public Landscape Design Minneapolis Central Library coen+partners

Firm Personnel by Discipline:


11 12 5 41 77 26 172

Landscape Architects Architects Planners 07.13.05 Engineers Technical Administrative TOTAL

Categories of project work and % of firm’s practice: 45% 5% 10% 10% 5% 5% 5% 10% 5%

Site Planning/Development Studies Environmental Studies Parks and Open Spaces Urban Design and Streetscape Redevelopment Planning Master/ Comprehensive planning Campus/Estate Planning Multi-Family Housing/ PUDS Corridor/Transportation Planning

Example Projects:

Mayo NE Clinic Site Development and Design, Rochester, MN IBM Courtyard Master Planning and Design, Rochester, MN First Street Plaza Master Planning and Design, Rochester, MN Lowes Master Planning and Design, Rochester, MN Chester Wood Regional Park Master Plan and Design, Olmsted County, MN Target Master Planning and Design, Rochester, MN

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Scholars Walk HGA, inc.

Merit Award: Residential Design Private Residence, Minnetonka, MN oslund.and.assoc.


2007 / 2008 Directory of Minnesota Landscape Architecture Firms

Example Projects:

A labyrinth, unlike a maze, is meant to be a calming, meditative space, evidenced by the serene entrance to one of labyrinth designer William Grace Frost’s own works. Read more about this unique specialty in topic:nature IMAGE BY WILLIAM GRACE FROST


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