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OUR TEAM

Samuel Geer, MLA, MURP, LEED AP

Sam is a design professional and projective thinker dedicated to building urban landscapes that can meet the evolving needs of cities and ecosystems.  His knowledge of emerging technologies within stormwater design and geospatial mapping and analysis provide a foundation for our practice.  As Director of Operations, Sam coordinates our strategic planning efforts, project delivery, and landscape performance modeling.  Sam graduated from the University of Minnesota with Masters degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.  Sam also teaches coursework in geospatial design at the University of Minnesota's College of Design.

Email:  sam@urbanecosystemsinc.com

 

John Koepke, RLA

John Koepke is our Principal Landscape Architect and a Professor of Landscape Architecture in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota and the Department’s former chair. He has over thirty years professional experience in urban design, the planning and design of education centers, zoological gardens, interpretative centers for Native American sites, and community design workshops. His research interest focuses on culture and ecology in Native American and other communities. He currently oversees our design studio, creating dramatic drawings and visual communication, and innovative planting design and construction details.

 

 

Michael Keenan, ASLA PLA

Michael is passionate about plants, water, and how people interact with them.  His knowledge of natural processes inspire the creation of dynamic gardens, landscapes, and green infrastructure systems.  As Director of Design, Michael leads our site design projects and manages our field operations.  Michael holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Landscape Architecture from the University of Minnesota.  He also teaches design studios in planting design, landscape analysis, and ecological design for the Masters of Landscape Architecture program.

Email:  michael@urbanecosystemsinc.com