Doug received a B.A. in the Art program at Bethel College of St. Paul in 1973. With a desire to work in the outdoors he started classes in the Hennepin Technical College system and received a certificate in the Landscape Industries program. Shortly thereafter, he began working at Dundee Nursery as a Landscape Designer.
At the end of the 1981 season, Doug entered the National Landscape Association's annual award contest with a project he had done in Minnetonka. During their annual meeting in 1982, the ANLA awarded Dundee a national award for the design and installation of this residential entry and landscape project.
Doug's strongest interests are in the redesign of the home's entry approach, making it more welcoming and accessible from the driveway. The plantings will reflect both the homeowner's preferences as well as the site conditions. Doug also enjoys creating that relaxing patio or deck space to enhance both the quality of family living and the value of the property for years to come.
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Sarah is a landscape designer with an environmentalist's heart. She loves to create landscapes that blend in with their environment. "The landscape should be a naturally flowing view. The best landscapes are those where the plants, structures, and hardscapes all blend together and create unity and appear as if they belong that way." Sarah is very good at visualizing a site. She has worked on all types of terrain and all types of projects. She listens to her client's needs and then interprets them into a landscape that matches her client's tastes.
Sarah has degrees in Landscape Design and Environmental Management from South Dakota State University. She has spent 5 years working with native prairie and lakeshore restorations, thus giving her a great base of knowledge of native plants and creative ideas for solving erosion issues.
In addition to her plant knowledge, she also has a strong background working with hardscapes such as patios, walkways, driveways, and retaining walls. She especially likes to design patio spaces that create an outdoor living space so her clients can get out. relax, and enjoy their time and surroundings.
Sarah has many great ideas and would love to work with you on your next project. You can reach her at 763-253-2509.
Jan comes to the art of landscape design with a background in the Fine Arts. She specializes in designing gardens that reflect her love of plants and art. Jan’s plant palette consists of dwarf conifers and mass displays of perennial color as well as more traditional plant material. She uses a naturalistic design approach and is concerned with four season interest, soil contours, unusual rocks, and different plant combinations. Jan is accustomed to designing for any size property and is experienced in designing water features, decks, patios, and walks, in addition to gardens. She believes in personal service, is frequently at the jobsite, and because she is fussy, she pays close attention to details.
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Jordan is a Landscape Architect (licensed in Minnesota) that works to create well balanced landscapes, which are appealing, and have a sustainable ecological function. During his career he has worked on a wide range of projects from small residential landscapes, to sports fields, and up to large commercial developments. Jordan’s wide range of experience has equipped him to tackle projects of any size or complexity and he really enjoys working with homeowners to ensure they have the project installed to their expectations. Jordan enjoys when his outdoor spaces are used and urges people to create spaces they can retreat to both physically and visually, with the addition of patios, arbors, plantings, trees, retaining walls, water features, and sculptural elements.
Jordan is a graduate of the Landscape Architecture program at North Dakota State University and also completed an Art Minor. He draws inspiration from the natural world and likes to spend at least a little time each day in nature. In his spare time he also likes to work on art projects, you may have seen his work in the Crop Art exhibit at the state fair or in special exhibitions at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Brian Sullivan is a landscape architect with 25 year of experience helping homeowners develop unique and personalized landscapes. Brian creates his designs through a collaborative design process where input from the homeowner is utilized in creating designs that are beautiful and functional. The landscape is an extension of the home where site conditions, vision, design, and craftsmanship combine to create outdoor spaces of lasting value. He has designed projects that range in size from corporate campuses to postage size courtyards for homeowners. Brian enjoys designing features in the landscape that incorporate gazebos, pergolas, decks, fences, walks, lighting, water and stonework. Brian has been designing rain gardens and native landscapes for many years and enjoys the challenges of renovating existing landscapes.
Brian graduated from Iowa State University’s Landscape Architecture Program. He is a licensed Landscape Architect in Minnesota and has received recognition from national and local organizations for his design work.
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