How Do We Find Our Way in this World? Signage, of course!

“Making your way in the world today takes everything you got.” – Cheers Theme Song   Cities and towns aren’t the easiest places to navigate. Some are better than others to decipher, while others are completely maddening! Making these places and environments easier to understand and navigate increases residents’ and visitors’ enjoyment, encourages people to[…]

Landscape Architecture: More Than Beautification

“Communities need quality public open space for the sake of the community itself” – The Honorable Maurice Cox, Mayor of Charlottesville (2002-04) I had the pleasure of working on Montana State University – Northern’s Diesel Technology Center with a fantastic, highly collaborative design team. We started preliminary design discussions in 2015 and completed the project[…]

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Fail & Fail Often. What Makes a Good Designer?

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently” – Henry Ford I wanted to write an article about my creative toolbox. Something that could help others with their design processes, helping them become better designers, or some words of advice on “how to do” or “try something like this.” While trying[…]

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Montana Infrastructure Coalition

This month Jolene discusses the Montana Infrastructure Coalition. This is our second monthly video series, what would you like to see Jolene discuss in the future? About the Author Jolene Rieck is the Principal Landscape Architect and owner of Peaks to Plains Design. The firm provides landscape architecture, civil engineering and planning services for clients[…]

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Why Landscape Architecture as a career?

This is the first of our monthly video series. This month Jolene shares why she started a career in landscape architecture and its importance to her and thriving communities. About the Author Jolene Rieck is the Principal Landscape Architect and owner of Peaks to Plains Design. The firm provides landscape architecture, civil engineering and planning[…]