Darla Aldred

Landscape Architect, PLA, LEED AP
 
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About Me:

My passion for Landscape Architecture began in college at Colorado State University, where I learned there was such as thing. I had taken classes for Wildlife Biology and Interior Design, but they weren’t striking it quite right for me. When my father called and said he met a Landscape Architect, his description sounded like the perfect combination of creativity and nature. I have had the fortunate opportunity to work on an array of project types over the last 20+ years, including community planning, resorts, recreational facilities, senior living, trail systems, streetscapes, and university planning and design. Through these projects I developed a comprehensive view of Landscape Architecture as it applies to people and our environment, from which I developed a specific interest in the influence of landscape and nature on the people’s wellbeing. Developing creative spaces for people that allow them to intuitively experience nature is exciting and rewarding.

Interests:

Home base is a small acreage in La Porte, Indiana, where I live with my husband, two boys, and numerous animals-including our dog Midge, two Andalusian horses and a small flock of chickens. Horses have been in my life since I can remember, and I enjoy all aspects of having them. I also find respite in good books and gardening. I love passing along to my boys the satisfaction of working with the earth and being outside. I am always up for going camping, stargazing, gathering with friends and family, and having movie nights. Sometimes I am even inspired to pick up my watercolor and acrylic paint brushes now and again.

 

 

 enriching lives through purposeful and innovative design