Archives for March 2017

March 21, 2017


Please join us, April 7th, 2017 from 6-9 pm at our office located at 325 East 5th Street for an art opening for our newest local artist, Teresa Townsend Miller. A series of resin paintings and sculptures will be on display at the Genus Studio from April 7th to July 1st. See a sneak peek and more details at the artists' website here.

Who: Teresa Townsend Miller Studio | Duality Happens

When: April 7th, 6pm-9pm

Where: 325 East 5th Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 [ Genus Landscape Architects ]

March 15, 2017


Located in the heart of Des Moines’ East Village neighborhood, this program is designed to expose students to a collaborative studio environment, with particular focus on urban placemaking, material research, community planning and construction detailing.  The selected applicant will participate in a 10-12 week internship beginning late May.

Assignments will vary depending on the successful applicant’s skill set and aspirations.  Typical responsibilities include project research, digital and hand graphics, attendance in meetings with registered landscape architects, computer production, design workshops and construction site visits. Students must possess exceptional graphic, AutoCAD, and digital production skills. The ability to produce high-quality models and renderings is preferred.

Application Requirements
Students pursuing degrees in landscape architecture or urban design are encouraged to apply.  The application deadline is March 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm CST.  All candidates selected for an interview will be notified by April 3, 2017. Qualified applicants are asked to submit a resume and portfolio to:  INFO@GENUS-LA.COM.

Working knowledge of: Sketch Up | AutoCad | Adobe Suite | MS Office Suite | Midwest Plant Material
Preference given to 3rd|4th | 5th year students.

Additional requirements include strong understanding of core landscape architecture skills [ grading, construction knowledge, plants ] as well as a positive attitude and strong leadership qualities.

March 10, 2017

Congratulations Paige | LEED Green Associate

Congratulations to our very own, Paige Hubbard, for successfully passing her LEED Green Associate Certification Exam this week. We are excited for her to apply her sustainable building concept knowledge to our projects here at Genus.