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Design Guidelines: Exterior Stairs

By: Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture   DESIGNING SAFE AND FUNCTIONAL OUTDOOR STAIRS   (source)   (source) Exterior stairs require a set of design guidelines that differs from typical interior stairs. They must function in all types of environmental conditions and provide safe routes for users to navigate comfortably...

Designing Parks for Today

By Jordan Wilkinson, Landscape Architect at DG2 Design     Designing parks can be one of the most exciting and challenging parts of a Landscape Architect’s job. Many parks (at least well-designed ones) can be a direct reflection of society’s ever-changing state of mind. A good designer will...

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our team member Jordan Wilkinson for recently obtaining his license in Landscape Architecture in the state of Missouri.   The landscape architects are regulated through licensure to recognize the impact of the landscape architect profession on public health, safety and welfare. It is a big...

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...