PLA, Principle Landscape Architect
Darren has been in the Landscape Architecture and Construction industry for the past 28 years. He graduated with a BLA from Utah State University. During his schooling at USU, Darren worked as a residential design specialist at a local nursery and garden center where he gained valuable experience with plants, irrigation and hardscape materials. During this tenure he also became Utah Certified Nurseryman by the Utah Nursery and Landscape Association.
For 20 years, Darren worked at a Landscape Design-Build Firm where he was the Principal Landscape Architect and Project Manager for 18 of those years. During that time, he trained and managed many other design professionals including up to 3 other designers in the office at one time. Working at a Design-Build Company provided Darren with years of hands-on experience beyond just designing on paper. He is well versed in all aspects of landscape construction from hardscapes to irrigation, planting and lighting.
Darren has worked with a variety of clients from architects, engineers, developers and governmental agencies to business owners and homeowners. His design portfolio includes Civic/Public, Community Development, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional Facilities as well as Custom Residential.
Darren's skill set includes Site Inventory & Analysis, Master Planning, Civic, Commercial and Ecclesiastical Design, Residential Estate Planning and Design, Irrigation Design Construction Documents, Working Skills in Computer Technology (AutoCAD, LandCadd, Land F/X), Cost Estimating, Construction Management.
Darren is currently a Senior Landscape Architect and Project Manager with In-Site Design Group. When not at the office, Darren enjoys being in the great outdoors with family and friends.