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.

March 21, 2017

ART SHOW OPEN HOUSE | TERESA TOWNSEND MILLER STUDIO

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

SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Opportunity
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.

Responsibilities
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.

February 3, 2017

DAVID ZACH LECTURE | IA ASLA + IAWIA

"The future depends upon design, and designers need to understand how important their role is in building that future." Iowa Women in Architecture - in collaboration with AIA Iowa, Iowa ASLA, IIDA Great Plains and Iowa State University, recently hosted national speaker and Futurist, David Zach on the trends and traditions affecting design and the roles that architects, designers and planners can have over the next ten years. Several members of the Genus Team were able to go to this insightful lecture on what the possibilities are for the future of the design professions.

January 19, 2017

GEOFFROY HALL GRAND OPENING

Cheers to the grand opening of Geoffroy Hall at Iowa State University, designed by Opus Design Build + Consultants. Genus is delighted to have been part of such an exciting and outstanding project.

January 18, 2017

GENUS LOCAL ARTIST SERIES | JACK COYIER

Genus is pleased to host local Des Moines Photographer, Jack Coyier, as part of our featured Artist series aimed to highlight and recognize Iowa artists. Make sure to stop by the office (325 E. Fifth Street) and check out his thought-provoking photographs inside. And stay tuned for updates on our next artist coming in April!

December 16, 2016

COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Congratulations to Jack Coyier and Brian Abeling (a former local artist featured at Genus) for their photography in the Des Moines Art Center Exhibition titled "Community Photography Showcase: Street Photography." A Community Celebration was held on Thursday night where it featured Coyier, Abeling, and other local artists. The Exhibit is in concert with the exhibition "Vivian Maier: Through a Critical Lens" and will be open to the public through January 3rd. Check out photos from the Exhibit here!

December 13, 2016

ARTPLACE AMERICA

Last week Genus team members attended a workshop on ARTPLACE AMERICA’s National Creative Placemaking Fund program at the Des Moines Social Club. This competitive grant program provides funding and guidance to arts and culture planning and development projects that seek to strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. If you are interested in incorporating creative place making strategies in your community, please contact us.

View Artplace America here!