Biography of the Owner/Designer

Mark graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture in 1983. While in school Mark developed a deep passion for both the design and implementation of projects. He feels the two can never be separated if a project is to be successful. He also has a strong conviction that integrated designs involving all aspects of a site/project result in a more harmonious finished product.

Professional Experience:

  • 1979-1983 Designer/Installer Cedar Rapids Nursery, Iowa
  • 1983-1998 Designer/Project Supervisor Bachman’s Inc, Mpls.
  • 1998-2008 Owner/Operator Landmark Landscape Designs Inc., Mpls.

Supportive Education:

  • Architectural Graphics
  • Art
  • Biological Sciences
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Engineering
  • Horticulture
  • Land Impact Analysis
  • Landscape Construction
  • Landscape Design
  • Photography
  • Plant Materials Identification
  • Planting Design
  • Recreational Planning
  • Regional Management
  • Soils
  • Turf Management
  • Urban Planning

Continuing Education:

(Each year Mark attends seminars on new topics.)

  • Annuals and Perennials
  • Bird Attraction
  • Formal Gardens
  • Hardscapes
  • Irrigation
  • Native Plants
  • New Plants
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Outdoor Rooms
  • Permeable Pavers
  • Plant Diseases
  • Plants for tough sites
  • Ponds and Waterfalls
  • Rain Gardens
  • Seasonal Color
  • Wall Construction
  • Wildflowers
  • Xeriscaping