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We Design Landscapes Like No Other.

Using art and science to realize your aesthetic, environmental, and functional goals.

Our landscape architects are connectors. We see opportunities to bridge sites and buildings, creating holistic synergy between the two. Finding unique ways to help people interact with nature is what we do —benefitting our world and ecosystem, and promoting well-being that can be a differentiator for your organization or community.

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A fog walk, natural play elements, public art, a performance area and meandering illuminated walks engage visitors at the Porter County Library Garden.

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Your Outdoor Environment — Designed

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Elevating Design Through Our Natural World.

We work side by side with you from the very beginning stages of your project.

We listen to your vision, brainstorm ideas and drive practical innovation. As proud stewards of the environment, and we make sure every project we touch prioritizes conservation and preservation.

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“The beauty of landscape architecture is that it’s evolving and dynamic because it’s full of living material, and so that will change over time.”

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Emma Riordan | Landscape Architect Technician

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Transforming Project Visions Into Inspiring, Restorative Spaces

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Treasured Time in Outdoor Spaces

Enhancing quality of life while protecting natural wildlife.

Low-maintenance landscapes are good for you — and good for the environment. Shive-Hattery’s landscape architect services utilize native and adapted plant materials while increasing plant diversity whenever possible to create natural habitats and mitigate future problems with diseases and insects.

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The Athene Pedestrian Bridge over the Raccoon River will give residents and visitors of all ages and abilities new ways to connect with the great outdoors.

Work that Stands Out(side)

Turn unused areas into functional, beautiful spaces.

Shive-Hattery can help you execute your vision — or create one. You tell us about the feeling and experience you want to produce, and we’ll design your destination. Whether it involves adding more greenspace and naturalized areas, integrating an outdoor digital art board, or creating a new plaza.

Beautification + Conservation

Through our landscape architecture services, we look for opportunities to capture storm water, diminish pollutants, and reduce flooding.

We not only create great places, but also help you make environmentally responsible decisions.

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