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.


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