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DESIGNING BEYOND THE CONCRETE

By: Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture One of the more abstract aspects of designing outdoor spaces is also typically the thing that makes them most memorable and special.  Human beings have an innate connection with nature that often goes beyond what they perceive...

The GUM Wall

By: Sara Runge, Project Manager at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) offers the following definition and application of the profession of landscape architecture:  “Landscape architecture is the profession which applies artistic and scientific principles to the research, planning, design and...

SEEDED NATIVE LANDSCAPES

By: Jordan Wilkinson, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture Generations ago, most of the American Midwest was dominated by a prairie landscape full of tall grasses and colorful wildflowers. This vast area of thick topsoil and enormous ecological diversity was the result of ancient glaciers melting...

Welcome our new designer Stephanie to the team!

By: DG2 Design Landscape Architecture DG2 Design is happy to welcome Stephanie Hornickel to the team as our new residential project manager! Stephanie graduated in 2004 from Kansas State University with a degree in landscape architecture. Since then she has practiced in the private and public...

I really love my job.

By: Sara Runge, Project Manager at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture I really love my job. Not everyone can say that, but I can. I am in a place I never imagined when I earned my Civil Engineering degree many many years ago. I...

Native Plants Matter

By: Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture The idea of sustainability and “green” living has become commonplace over the past several years – so much so that it might even be considered trendy to a certain extent. Of course, this concept is...

Bringing Nature Back into the Built Environment

By: Garrett Slezak, Summer Intern at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture The idea of bringing nature back into our built environments via native plants is one that is really interesting to me. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, coauthors of “Planting in a PostWild World” have an...

The Need for Walkable Neighborhoods

By: Garrett Slezak, Summer Intern at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture The idea of a walkable and bikeable neighborhood is becoming a major desire in our world today. Author and city planner Jeff Speck refers to this idea as “walkability” in his book “Walkable City: How...