February 21, 2020

Baker Park Creative Play Area

Bid documents have been issued for the Baker Park Creative Play area, with an expected opening in the Spring of 2021! Three Rivers recently highlighted the project on their website:   “Design began in April 2019; the process included public engagement using pop-up events at the play area and campground...

February 14, 2020

Summer 2020 Internship

Damon Farber Landscape Architects Internship   Internship Duration: May – August 2020 Application Period: Jan 06- March 27, 2020 and we will contact the intern shortlist by April 9, 2020 Education Requirements: Applicants must have at least one semester of study remaining after summer 2020.   For More information see...

July 29, 2019

Welcome to the Team!

We welcome Jeff McMenimen to the Damon Farber Team. Jeff has over 28 years of experience leading a broad range of complex and award-winning landscape architecture and urban design projects. Jeff’s areas of expertise include urban design, park planning and design, campus, community, and resort planning, and public space design....

July 29, 2019

Memorial Honoring Survivors of Sexual Violence

“We are surrounded by survivors of sexual violence. This memorial will honor the courage and strength of survivors, and it will bring awareness to the prevalence of sexual violence. It will let survivors know that our community believes them, supports them, and stands with them in solidarity. The memorial depicts...

March 27, 2019

‘Center Village’ plan comes into focus

Shopping malls are experiencing major changes throughout the United States. The City of Burnsville is taking a proactive approach to proposing a new vision for its Burnsville Center shopping district. The city is proposing mixed use redevelopment in addition to reorganizing the transportation matrix surrounding the area. Damon Farber partnered...

March 21, 2019

A new park proposed for Ridgedale Parking Lot

A corner of the sprawling Ridgedale Center parking lot in Minnetonka might be transformed into a park, with room for gardens, concerts and a farmers market.  The park, nearly 2 acres in size, could also encompass within the next few years an open lawn, plaza with a stage, fountain, play...

July 24, 2018


CBS Minnesota (WCCO) announced that Damon Farber Landscape Architects and RSP Architects were selected as one of three finalists for the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Competition in Newtown Connecticut. The article sites Damon Farber’s Joan MacLeod, “This is an incredible honor and opportunity. The site for the memorial presents itself...

July 13, 2018

Damon Farber a finalist in Sandy Hook Memorial Design Competition

  Damon Farber was one of three teams out of 189 submissions from across the globe to be selected as a finalist on the design competition for a permanent memorial honoring the lives lost at the Sandy Hook Elementary School during the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission’s May 10th Board...

April 17, 2018

UPDATE: Ridgedale

The Ridgedale Drive Streetscape Design adds value to bicycle and pedestrian safety, as well as ecological habitat near the wetland and lake. The design solution requires streets to be planned, designed, and maintained to enable safe, convenient, and comfortable travel access for users of all ages and abilities. The streetscape...

March 20, 2018


Fox News announced the MPRB approval for the Memorial Sculpture at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis. “This memorial will demonstrate that our community believes, supports, and stands with survivors in healing. The design depicts two prominent metaphors: mosaic and a ripple effect. The mosaic represents that even broken pieces can...

February 13, 2018

Superbowl Sustainability

Our Sustainability team compiled a list of Sustainability Fast Facts to express our involvement with the development of The Commons. The Commons is a 4.2 acre Minneapolis public park located adjacent to the new US Bank Stadium and the Minneapolis Armory. This project was in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates.

December 31, 2017

Instagram Roundup - A Year in Review

We are very grateful for the work we have been able to accomplish in 2017. Here’s a look back at some of our Instagram highlights from the year. We look forward to another exciting year in 2018. #2017BestNine Children’s Hospital – U of M / Skyway Skatepark / Water Works...

December 21, 2017

UPDATE: U of M - Athlete's Village

“To thy colors true we shall ever be, Firm and strong, united are we…” The letters at the University of University of Minnesota’s Athlete’s Village are being installed today! Athlete’s Village will become the new flagship facility for the entire University of Minnesota Athletics Department. The facility will foster student...

November 30, 2017

UPDATE: Water Works

The Park Board of Commissioners approved the Schematic Design – Phase 1 plans for the new Water Works site! The board also passed the Letter of Agreement with local restaurant The Sioux Chef whose mission is to “educate and make indigenous foods more accessible” (thesiouxchef). The attached renderings showcase the...

November 16, 2017

In the News!

Damon Farber is thrilled to see the successful grand opening of the new Webber Park Library! The library, designed by LSE Architects of Minneapolis, is a +8,000 square-foot building. The Star Tribune says “The library’s landscape design, by Jean Garbarini of Damon Farber, takes full advantage of the prominent site,...

September 21, 2017

ASLA Parking Day - 2017

In a huge collaborative volunteer effort, ASLA MN created a 130 foot long temporary park in Minneapolis’s North Loop – for one day only. Park(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that highlights the importance of public open space by temporarily transforming street parking stalls into PARKS (see this link...

September 7, 2017

2017 Pollinator Summit!

Landscape Architects have the unique opportunity to advocate for pollinators through design, planting plans, and plant management! Join us at the 2017 Pollinator Summit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on Friday, September 17th to hear new research and ideas from experts. The Summit is an exciting time to discuss the...

June 12, 2017

In the News!

Water Works Park was recently recognized in the Star Tribune! The article presented the new updates of the project since the last public meeting in May. “The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approved revised plans this week for the park at the western end of the Stone Arch Bridge. The...

June 6, 2017

Instagram Roundup

Kangaroo Crossing / #WALKMPLS  / U of M Ambulatory Care Center / U of M Ambulatory Care Center / Downtown Skyway Skatepark / Water Works Public Meeting / Water Works Transformation Tuesday / Minnesota’s Birthday – Granite Falls / U of M – Athlete’s Village Follow us @damonfarber for daily inspiration.

May 23, 2017

In the News!

Damon Farber was recognized in City Pages for our involvement with an exciting new design for a downtown skatepark, which will be built under the skyway adjacent to our office! “The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) owns this vacant lot, but hasn’t known what to do with it for a...

May 4, 2017

Water Works Concept Design Unveiled

Water Works Design Damon Farber, along with our project team, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, and the Minneapolis Parks Foundation unveiled the latest concepts for Water Works earlier this week at two community meetings. Attendance was high for all events which included a presentation at Mill City Museum, a...

March 7, 2017

In the News!

The University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab was in the news this weekend on Grow with Kare 11 last Saturday. The news clip presents some of the research that happens inside the building, while also giving credit to the landscape around the research lab. “Outside the lab, the building will be...

February 10, 2017

Instagram Roundup

Friday Night Lights – Maple Grove / Microbiology – U of M / Maple Grove News / Gateway Park / Maple Grove / Target Corporate / Follow us @damonfarber for daily inspiration

February 9, 2017

In the News!

The Maple Grove Central Park was recognized by Fox News this week, as the only outdoor refrigerated ice rink in the state! The new skating loop is an amazing winter attraction in the metro area. The warming house, designed by U + B Architects, is equipped with an ice skate...

January 27, 2017

Instagram Roundup

Sketch Poll / Urban Bosque / Transformation Tuesday UST Grotto / Minnesota Zoo Play Area / St. Louis Veteran’s Memorial Park Sketch / University of Minnesota – BDD / Minnesota Zoo Labyrinth Garden / Landscape Structures INC. 2017 Catalog Cover / Friday Night Lights – St. Louis Park Follow us...