Team

CORY WHITING, PLA, ASLA Landscape Architect/Owner

Experience :

Cory has been in the Landscape Architecture and Construction industry for the past 18 years. He graduated with a BLA from Utah State University. During his schooling at USU, Cory was the co-owner of a landscape construction company overseeing and working on Commercial, Residential, Public and Institutional projects. Cory has also had...

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Experience :

Cory has been in the Landscape Architecture and Construction industry for the past 18 years. He graduated with a BLA from Utah State University. During his schooling at USU, Cory was the co-owner of a landscape construction company overseeing and working on Commercial, Residential, Public and Institutional projects. Cory has also had many years of experience in landscape maintenance for Residential Homes and Institutional Facilities. This vast practical experience coupled with his degree and license gives him an edge when it comes to creating designs that not only look good on paper, but that perform functionally and can also be built on time and on budget. Upon graduation from USU, Cory worked in Las Vegas for an engineering firm in their Landscape Architecture Division. He worked on residential developments, large commercial projects as well as multiple 20+ acre parks. Cory returned to Utah upon being offered a position with a design/build firm in their Landscape Architecture Department. Over the years, Cory designed and provided construction supervision for millions of dollars worth of landscaping. Cory has a firm understanding of proper construction techniques that add great value when creating a design whether it is a public park, a church, a school or someone’s back yard. After several years of professional experience at other design firms, Cory wanted to further his opportunities by starting ISDG. Cory has provided design and planning services for Commercial, Residential, Public and Institutional projects in Utah, Nevada, North Dakota and Idaho. Cory prides himself in customer satisfaction and believes that good design is critical in today’s society. The world has limited resources and since development and growth are inevitable, Cory believes he should be part of the solution by providing environmentally responsible design which is also aesthetically pleasing. Cory has served as the President of the Utah Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). This was a 3-year term and gave Cory the opportunity to give back to Utah communities and help others inside and outside of the profession of Landscape Architecture.

Education :

Bachelors of Landscape Architecture/Environmental Planning from USU

Licensure :

Utah, Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming Registered Landscape Architect

Technical Skills :

Site Inventory & Analysis, Master Planning, Church, Park and School Design, Residential Estate Planning and Design, Irrigation Design Construction Documents, Working Skills in Computer Technology (AutoCAD, LandCad, Sketch-up (3D Design), Photo Shop and Hand Graphics

 

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GWEN WHITING, BA Co-Owner

 

SHAWN WILSON, PLA Landscape Architect/Partner

Experience :

Shawn has been in the Landscape Architecture and Construction industry for the past 15 years. Shawn is a graduate from the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with an emphasis on urban planning and design. While attending UNLV, Shawn worked for a landscape design build company for 2 years, providing...

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Experience :

Shawn has been in the Landscape Architecture and Construction industry for the past 15 years. Shawn is a graduate from the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with an emphasis on urban planning and design. While attending UNLV, Shawn worked for a landscape design build company for 2 years, providing design for custom residential and light commercial projects. Upon graduation from UNLV, he took a designer position at Southwick Landscape Architect in Las Vegas where he was quickly promoted to project manager and later Landscape Architect. Shawn currently works for ISDG as a licensed Landscape Architect/Project Manager. Shawn’s current experience includes master planning and design for custom residential, large community developments, recreation and park planning, commercial/light industrial, residential community developments, Government and Institutional Facilities. He works with a variety of clients including engineers, developers, architects, private owners and local/state government agencies. Shawn excels in hand and computer graphics. He uses his talents to provide clientele with artistic/photo realistic and 3D computer generated renderings of proposed projects, thus helping them to visualize the finished product. Mr. Wilson believes that by providing landscape architecture services to his community he is fulfilling his stewardship towards the environment in which he lives. He also believes that it is his responsibility to help others by providing solutions that result in good design for the user, client and environment.

Education :

Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from University of Nevada Las Vegas

Honors/Awards :

Summerlin Round-a-bout; SNWA 2006 first place award, NASLA 2006 Award of Excellence, 2003 ASLA Honors award of excellence in the study of Landscape Architecture Dean’s Honors List 2002-03.

Licensure :

Utah, Nevada and Idaho Registered Landscape Architect

Technical Skills :

Site Inventory & Analysis, Residential Estate Planning and Design, Desert Adaptive Planting Design, Construction Documents, Working Skills in Computer Technology (AutoCAD, Illustrator, Sketch-up (3D Design), Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator), Graphic Presentation/Hand renderings.

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Darren Wilson, PLA - Senior Landscape Architect

Experience: Darren has been in the Landscape Architecture and Construction industry for the past 25 years. He graduated with a BLA from Utah State University. During his schooling at USU, Darren worked as a residential design specialist at a local nursery and garden center where he gained valuable experience in plant, irrigation and hardscape materials. During this tenure he also became a Utah...

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Experience: Darren has been in the Landscape Architecture and Construction industry for the past 25 years. He graduated with a BLA from Utah State University. During his schooling at USU, Darren worked as a residential design specialist at a local nursery and garden center where he gained valuable experience in plant, irrigation and hardscape materials. During this tenure he also became a Utah Certified Nurseryman by the Utah Nursery and Landscape Association.

Prior to joining In-Site Design Group, Darren worked at a Landscape Design-Build Firm for 20 years where he was the Principal Landscape Architect and Project Manager for 18 of those years. During that time he trained and managed many other design professionals including up to 3 other designers in the office at one time. Working at a Design-Build Company provided Darren with years of hands-on experience beyond just designing on paper. He is well versed in all aspects of landscape construction from hardscapes to irrigation, planting and lighting.

Darren has worked with a variety of clients from architects, engineers, developers and governmental agencies to business owners and homeowners. His design portfolio includes Civic/Public, Community Development, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional Facilities as well as Custom Residential. Darren currently works at In-Site Design Group as a Senior Landscape Architect.

Education: Bachelors of Landscape Architecture/Environmental Planning from Utah State University

Licensure: Utah, Registered Landscape Architect

Technical Skills: Site Inventory & Analysis, Master Planning, Civic, Commercial and Ecclesiastical Design, Residential Estate Planning and Design, Irrigation Design Construction Documents, Working Skills in Computer Technology (AutoCAD, LandCadd, Land F/X), Cost Estimating, Construction Management

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Jessica Henrie, BLA – Landscape Designer

Experience: While at USU, Jessica was greatly involved with the landscape architecture program. She took the opportunity to oversee a student design team to develop a design for USU Campus Housing. While working on this project she

was able to coordinate with the fire marshals and students to create a fun and safe design.

After graduating from USU with her Bachelor’s degree, Jessica started...

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Experience: While at USU, Jessica was greatly involved with the landscape architecture program. She took the opportunity to oversee a student design team to develop a design for USU Campus Housing. While working on this project she

was able to coordinate with the fire marshals and students to create a fun and safe design.

After graduating from USU with her Bachelor’s degree, Jessica started designing high end RV resorts all across the country with Bud Surles Consulting Group in Victor, ID. These resorts ranged from small 5 acre boutique RV resorts to 80+ acre resorts for multiple types of users. For each project she was involved in site planning, planting plans, building motifs, and overall site character. With her drawings, she worked with clients to graphically represent how an RV park could bring in revenue, while meeting all of the aspects of the industry. After a couple years working in Idaho, Jessica wanted to move closer to family and re-located back to Utah where she joined In-Site Design Group.

Jessica is currently a landscape designer at In-Site Design Group and focuses on production of construction drawings and 3D renderings to illustrate design intent

Education:

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture/Environmental Planning with a minor in Ornamental Horticulture from Utah State University (USU).

Technical Skills:

Site Inventory, Analysis, Residential and Recreational Design, Planting Design, Regional Planning, Construction Documents, Planning Theory, Hand Rendering, and knowledge of a variety of computer applications including: AutoCAD, Land F/X, SketchUp, Lumion, Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and ArcGIS.

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niccole smith, bla - Landscape Designer

Experience: Niccole has worked in a lot of different areas of the plant and design world, but she gained most of her design experience previous to joining In-Site working with a high-end residential design build firm in Cache Valley.  She held a position there all throughout college and a few years after. Working for a design-build company gave her good experience in designing...

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Experience: Niccole has worked in a lot of different areas of the plant and design world, but she gained most of her design experience previous to joining In-Site working with a high-end residential design build firm in Cache Valley.  She held a position there all throughout college and a few years after. Working for a design-build company gave her good experience in designing realistically and hands-on problem solving because her coworkers had to make what she designed a reality. 

Another work experience Niccole considers to be one of her most important was her plant science internship at EPCOT in Walt Disney World.  Plants are of upmost importance to Niccole which makes for design that doesn't take vegetation lightly.

Niccole is currently a landscape designer at In-Site Design Group and focuses on production of construction drawings and 2D and 3D renderings to illustrate design intent. 

Education: Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning with a minor in Ornamental Horticulture from Utah State University (USU).

Technical Skills: Site Inventory, Analysis, Planning Theory, Residential and Recreational Design, Irrigation Design, Planting Design, Container Garden Design, Plant Identification and Care, Construction Documents,  knowledge of a variety of computer applications including: AutoCAD, Land F/X, SketchUp, Lumion, and Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).

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Jeremy Harris, BLA – Senior Landscape Designer

Experience: Jeremy has been in the Landscape Architecture and Construction industry for the past 15 years. He graduated with a BLA from Utah State University. During his schooling at USU, Jeremy worked as foreman for a Landscape

Construction Company where he gained valuable experience and understanding in the building of landscapes, as well as working from plans drawn by professional Landscape...

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Experience: Jeremy has been in the Landscape Architecture and Construction industry for the past 15 years. He graduated with a BLA from Utah State University. During his schooling at USU, Jeremy worked as foreman for a Landscape

Construction Company where he gained valuable experience and understanding in the building of landscapes, as well as working from plans drawn by professional Landscape Architects.

For 12 years, Jeremy worked at a Landscape Design-Build Firm where he was a landscape designer and Project Manager. Additionally, Jeremy worked for a homeowner designing and then managing landscape construction crews in creating a finished 14 acre estate for 3 years. Working at a Design-Build Company and for a private homeowner provided Jeremy with years of hands-on experience beyond just designing on paper. He is well versed in all aspects of landscape construction from hardscapes to irrigation to planting and lighting.

Jeremy has worked with a variety of clients from architects, engineers, developers and governmental agencies to business owners and homeowners. His design portfolio includes Civic/Public, Community Development, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional Facilities as well as Custom Residential. Jeremy is currently a Senior Landscape Designer with In-Site Design Group.

Education:

Bachelors of Landscape Architecture/Environmental Planning from USU

Technical Skills:

Site Inventory & Analysis, Master Planning, Civic, Commercial and Ecclesiastical Design, Residential Estate Planning and Design, Irrigation Design Construction Documents, Working Skills in Computer Technology (AutoCAD,

LandCadd, Adobe Creative Suite, Excel, Word, etc), Cost Estimating, Construction Management

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