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 9, 2017

INTERN WELCOME | FAN KAI LIN

The Genus Team would like to give a warm welcome to our newest member, Fan Kai! We're looking forward to a great three months with him this summer. Fan Kai will be a 4th year Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Student when he goes back to school in the Fall.

May 4, 2017

JOB OPPORTUNITY | PROJECT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Genus Landscape Architects has an opportunity for a talented landscape architect to join our studio as a project landscape architect, with opportunity for position advancement.  We are seeking someone who thrives on responsibility, is a multi-tasker, can run a project from start-up thru close-out and understands how to detail projects in the Midwest.  Appreciation for design excellence and attention to detail is a must, as is a collaborative spirit. A minimum of 4 years of private practice experience and registration as a landscape architect are strongly preferred. Competency with AutoCad, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office Suite and SketchUp are requirements.
Resumes will be accepted thru 5 p.m. on May 19, 2017.  All applications and conversations will remain confidential.
Genus offers retirement plan with company match, family-friendly culture, paid time off- including bonus time for year end holidays, annual bonus program, competitive salary based upon skills/experience, insurance and career advancement opportunity.

Email cover letter, resume and PDF of work samples to:
Brett Douglas, ASLA, PLA
Principal
BDOUGLAS@GENUS-LA.COM

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 21, 2017

CENTRAL STATES ASLA | DES MOINES

Cheers to a successful and wonderful Central States Conference hosted by the Iowa Chapter of ASLA at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. What a beautiful setting! The entire Genus Team was able to attend the conference over the past two days and listen to fascinating and informative lectures concentrated on livable communities. Our favorite part of the conference was getting out for the guided tour of Downtown Des Moines with Ken Smith and the City of Des Moines. We can't wait for the conference next year, which will be hosted in Kansas City.