Landscape Design Portfolio

Master plans, concepts, rendered presentations, quick conceptual sketches, detailed models - all work is unique for each design solution. You will not find one-size-fits-all solutions at KDG; what you will find are professional solutions tailored to your individual needs.

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  • Color planting.
  • Conceptual Master Plan: Red Cliff Ojibwe Pow-wow grounds. This is one of three plans that were presented after a two day on-site working meeting with tribal elders, government representatives, members, and university students. Plan demonstrates circulation, seasonal and event use and staging for dancers, participants and observers.
  • Concept #3 Red Cliff Pow-wow grounds: concept incorporates minor modifications of existing natural contours to form ampitheater seating. Concept #3 received the widest acceptance from the Red Cliff community, with the feeling that 'The ground speaks to this'.
  • Conceptual sketches: three design alternatives for Drum Circle. Each design represents different culturally significant elements. Red Cliff Ojibwe Pow-Wow grounds.
  • Rendered Master Plan - Lac Courte Orielles Ojibwe Community College. Plan addresses the future developement of the existing community college. Plans include reorganization of existing building, organizing effective future development of classrooms, and creating program-specific pods. This master plan builds on the vision of the tribal elders and college staff to take the college into residential status. Permaculture, ethno-botanic plantings, parking organization, zero runnoff, elder care and married student housing were all parts of this plan.
  • Racine zoo master plan. Design included the creation of a Sudano savannah ecotype housing several species including black rhino, Grevi zebra, crested crane, kudu and other antelope, and giraffe. The design of the interactive savannah included 'kreeps', or areas where the animals could seek shelter from the rhinos. Plant communities within the exhibit and along the pedestrian area were designed to evoke the subsahara region of central Africa, on the shores of Lake Michigan!
  • Construction details, all original work, for the Racine Zoo.
  • Quick perspective of multiple-use bike and jogging path, par course nodes, and playing fields (baseball and soccer) in the distance. Duck Pond Recreation Area, Fontana, WI
  • Plantings complementing water feature, entry courtyard, private residence.
  • One of two conceptual master plans, veterans memorial plaza, Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe The existing memorial wall determined the angle of the view corridor. Reuse of existing flagpoles and wall element comprise the heart of the memorial. Redesigned memorial wall now emphasizes community involvement in the United States military.
  • Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe, conceptual illustration, veterans memorial plaza This is the most formal of several concepts. Design incorporates a repurposed wall and relocated memorial shields. Flags of all branches of service lead the eye toward the wall of honor. Beyond this wall and closest to the tribal center is a spirit pole, a culturally significant memorial element to the Ojibwe. Design opportunities included limited budget and desire to have all veterans honored in one location.
  • Optional concept, veterans memorial plaza, Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Tribal representatives asked KDG to incorporate the possible addition of a tank and a helicopter into the plan.
  • Tank element
  • Helicopter element.
  • Conceptual plan, proposed main entry to property with respect to the circa 1911 barn. These clients were dedicated to a historic re-creation of the site. KDG did a series of conceptual master plans that included an orchard watered from runoff and the re-establishment of a front entrance sequence for the residence and barn which were true to the period of the original home.