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.
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.
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.
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 ]
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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!