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August 9, 2021

WELCOME TO TEAM G!

We are excited to welcome Jeremy Johnson to Team G! Jeremy is a designer with a wide range of experience including parks and recreation, master planning, signage design and community improvements.

Jeremy gained his understanding of landscape architecture from the typical experiences of growing up in the Midwest. Summer wilderness camps, harvest festivals, ice skating rinks, and spring-time parades taught Jeremy how valuable the outdoor and civic resources are for all who partake. He is a designer with the goal to give back to the communities that allowed him to flourish. As a graduate of Iowa State’s bachelor of landscape architecture program, along with years of experience as a designer, Jeremy strives to create lasting benefits to the places he calls home and the new places he is introduced to. Outside of the office you can find Jeremy enjoying a local brew with his wife and friends after a paddle, dog park visit, or a rock climbing session.

May 21, 2021

IT’S SUMMER INTERN SEASON!

We are excited to welcome Clay Silver to Team G! Clay joins Genus this summer as a summer intern.

Clay is a 5th year Landscape Architecture student at Iowa State University. He grew up in the country near Marshalltown, Iowa and has a strong interest in sustainability and environmental design. Clay also enjoys the technical side of design work and derives satisfaction from design detailing. Outside the office Clay enjoys playing guitar, woodworking projects, and fishing.

Welcome to the team Clay!

January 18, 2021

WELCOME TO TEAM G!

We are excited to welcome Stacey Hanley to Team G! Stacey will oversee all things marketing, communications, and social media in the office. Stacey is a licensed Landscape Architect and Architect with extensive experience working collaboratively to bring high-performance communities and facilities to life. Stacey's passion lies in creating meaningful connections between people and design through community engagement, outreach, and education.

Stacey received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University and her Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, Stacey's civic affiliations include several Boards and committees that focus on opportunities to educate the public about design and the importance of creating healthy, sustainable neighborhoods. Stacey is currently serving on the City of Des Moines Urban Design Review Board and is Chair of the Architecture in the Schools Committee for the Iowa Architectural Foundation Board. At home she enjoys spending time with her family in their big garden and loves reading, travel, hiking, and yoga.

September 7, 2020

MARKET DISTRICT | DES MOINES

In spring 2020 Genus was selected to collaborate with Design Workshop on Des Moines’ newest urban district – the Market District!

As landscape architect-of-record, Genus will advance the design vision thru construction documents to realize 9 city blocks of green infrastructure.

Read more about the JSC Properties team and development here:

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2019/12/16/developers-share-vision-39-acre-market-district-revitalization-des-moines/2641476001/

July 10, 2020

CENTRAL STATES ASLA AWARDS | DES MOINES CATHOLIC PASTORAL CENTER

We feel privileged to be recognized for our work on rehabilitation of the Des Moines Catholic Pastoral Center. Originally designed by Mies van der Rohe in the early 1960s, the site is now home of the Diocese of Des Moines with improved pedestrian safety and plantings respectful of the original design intent. Working with the State Historic Preservation Office on one of the most well-known examples of mid-century architecture in the Midwest was a unique opportunity. Through an extensive inventory of existing site materials, we were able to create a plan to salvage some existing pavers and augment with new to create a seamless grid that returned the site to its original glory.

July 7, 2020

CENTRAL STATES ASLA AWARDS | RACCOON RIVER GREENWAY CORRIDOR

We are honored to be recognized for our work on the Raccoon River Greenway Corridor for the City of West Des Moines. Part of the Five Waters Project, the RRGC was one of the five signature City park and recreation initiatives seeking to position the City of West Des Moines as a regional leader in recreation and quality of life amenities while simultaneously protecting and enhancing land, water and wildlife. 

June 29, 2017

FOURMILE CREEK CLEANUP

Thanks to Iowa Rivers Revival and Molly Hanson for organizing the Fourmile Creek Cleanup near Sleepy Hollow on Sunday morning! Genus is proud to have a community that cares about its natural resources.

May 3, 2017

CENTRAL STATES ASLA AWARDS | WALNUT STREET RETAIL STUDY

Genus is proud to have worked with exceptional collaborators on the Walnut Street Retail Study and has received a Communication Award of Merit for the 2017 Central States ASLA Awards. Thank you to Confluence, Gibbs Planning Group and Reynolds Urban Design for helping Genus to create an award winning project for downtown Des Moines.

April 11, 2017

THANK YOU TO THE ARTIST

A special thank you to the Local Artist, Teresa Townsend Miller, for a fantastic art show at Genus. We were thrilled to host a talented artist for a one of a kind event. Thanks to all that showed up to support! Teresa's work will be on display until Friday, June 30 as part of our featured Artist series aimed to highlight and recognize Iowa artists. Make sure to stop by the office (325 East 5th Street) to see her work.