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...
 

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...