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...
 

January 26, 2017

The Front Page!

In 2015 Damon Farber completed development of a $15 million urban park intended to provide Maple Grove’s developing downtown civic, retail and residential core with a lush, energized green space that builds upon its extensive pedestrian trail system and chain of lakes. The project is attracting national press as an...
 

January 13, 2017

Instagram Roundup

Nic on Fifth / Hanifl Family Woods / Friday Vibes Sketch / Northrop Planning Historical Map / Sketch / Wilder Foundation / Transformation Tuesday – Pleasant Street / #2016BestNine / Maple Grove Central Park Follow us @damonfarber for daily inspiration.
 

December 30, 2016

Instagram Roundup

Hanifl Family Wild Woods / Custom Designed Bench / Maple Grove Library / Maple Grove Library 2 / Annual Color / Eldon Siehl Opening / Changing Seasons / Have a Seat / Plumeria Follow us @damonfarber for daily inspiration.
 

December 30, 2016

Congrats to Jean Garbarini, Principal

We are pleased to announce Jean Garbarini has been promoted to principal. Jean’s career has spanned over 25 years as a practicing Landscape Architect. Her portfolio of award winning work encompasses a broad range of project types including corporate campuses, higher education, parks and cultural landscapes. Her commitment to working...
 

December 28, 2016

Welcome Jodi, Kevin + Brian

Our team and skills are constantly growing at DF/. We’re very excited to welcome three new designers to our team. Jodi Refsland comes to us with a strong background in architecture, ecology, and landscape restoration and we are thrilled to have her on board. Kevin Henn joined us in September....
 

July 27, 2016

Take a Stroll through The Commons

The Commons is officially open! We jumped on the LRT last Thursday to join the festivities and play some frisbee with Mayor Betsy Hodges. Parks are exciting projects for landscape architects- we get to experience our hard work as the primary user as well as observe how a diverse group...
 

May 31, 2016

Congrats + Welcome

We’re growing our team and skills here at DF! Congratulations to Lance Schuer on his recent promotion to Senior Associate. Lance is running multiple projects at the University of Minnesota, overseeing construction of a new trail at Shingle Creek, and expertly photographing many of our projects. We’re also pleased to...
 

May 26, 2016

Downtown East Commons Progress

Ryan Construction is hard at work building Downtown East Commons and we can’t wait to see it through to completion! The 4.2 acre park will be one of the largest open spaces in downtown as well as the largest park constructed in Minneapolis in over a decade. We’ve been working...
 

April 19, 2016

ASLA-MN Merit Award

This past week we were excited to take home an ASLA-MN Merit Award for the Hanifl Family Wild Woods project at the Minnesota Zoo! We were thrilled to celebrate the award ceremony with our fellow Minnesota landscape architects, and all of the great work coming out of our state. More...
 

April 14, 2016

Downtown East Update

Downtown East is bustling with activity as construction moves forward. With over 180 trees selected for the site from all over the Midwest, 2/3 have already been delivered! We are excited that the park will not only add recreational and green space to Minneapolis, but a continued thread of urban...
 

April 5, 2016

Landscape Architecture Month

April is here, and that means it’s time to celebrate National Landscape Architecture month! ASLA MN is focused on engaging students in the discovery of the profession, and all those interested in Landsape Architecture. Spread the word! How will you celebrate the profession?
 

March 31, 2016

Vision for Grams Regional Park

A great project to be a part of, we have helped develop concepts for Grams Regional Park in Sherburne County. The park is approximately 114 acres with envisioned year long recreational opportunities, enhanced site ecosystems, and connections to the surrounding communities and neighborhoods. A project feature provided by Star News...
 

March 24, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS + PARKS

With the Twin Cities metro area population having marked over 3 million for the first time, it is important that we continue to create public parks and public spaces for the people of this great city. With numerous Minneapolis park projects expected in the near future, we are proud to...
 

January 22, 2016

Website Updates

We’ve made a few updates to reflect our most recent work (and play!) Here are a few highlights: + Over 90 Projects + New ‘Featured’ Category + Baseball, Bull Riding & More And of course, recently built projects including: + Lab 280 + Hanifl Family Wild Woods + Maple Grove...
 

December 23, 2015

Thanks + Happy Holidays

This holiday season we are thankful for those who have helped to shape our firm in a most significant way. We value our relationship and look forward to working together in the years to come. We wish you a very happy holiday season and a new year filled with peace...
 

October 15, 2015

ACC Gets Rocked

It was a ton of work (literally!) to get these feature rocks installed at the Ambulatory Care Center plaza, but the construction crew at Arteka did a fantastic job of working with us to get them just right. See the plaza design here>
 

September 14, 2015

Central Park, NOW OPEN!

Central Park of Maple Grove had its grand opening this last week and for those who weren’t able to make it, this Gopher Aerial video will make you wish you were! WARNING: Video may contain incredible aerial footage of the newest park in Maple Grove! More about the project here...
 

August 25, 2015

Central Park of Maple Grove Opening Soon!

We are excited to announce that Central Park of Maple Grove will be opening soon, and with that we give you this colorful sneak peak! More about the project here >    
 

July 8, 2015

Welcome Liz Hixson

Summer has been good to us here at Damon Farber. Another great addition to our team! Not only is Liz a University of Minnesota College of Design graduate, but after spending time out East she is thrilled to be back in the great state of Minnesota! See Liz’s profile here...