Residential Gardens


Midwest Region, USA

The restoration of a lost prairie

The holistic rehabilitation of an ecologically sensitive landscape, including protecting a unique shoreline along a midwestern glacial lake, ensures the enduring legacy of a family retreat. Brokering a potent solution for a majestic but highly degraded property, Design Workshop created a vision that incorporates the subtleties of the landscape to reflect the sincerity of the locale and serve as a model for design with an action plan based on conservation, stewardship, and sustainable ecological adaptation. Incorporating cues from the rich geologic subtext, the plan reflects the application of vigorous ecological restorative techniques with crafted outdoor spaces resulting in a layered landscape that builds upon its environment.

Services Provided: Site Analysis, Site Planning, Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Permitting, Bidding/Negotiations, Construction Observation, Grading & Drainage Plans, Landscape Architecture




Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Biota, Diversity Farms, ISG, Niteo, EC Design, Ryan Companies, Del’s Garden Center