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Landscape Architecture Month: Q&A with Michael Jischke

April is World Landscape Architecture Month. Join our Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Group as we kick off a month-long celebration honoring the profession. Be sure to check our website and social media channels to learn more about our team members, favorite projects, and the expertise and energy that we bring to our work.

Michael Jischke, PLA, ASLA | Landscape Architect

Joined SRF: 2002

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Michigan

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I take great pride in seeing a design transform from sketch to visualizations, to documents, and finally constructed.

What types of projects interest you the most?
I am most interested in the projects that have the potential to influence sustainable urban development, mobility, and placemaking. For the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to work on the Blue Line LRT Extension project where much of my effort has been focused on the supporting network of roads, sidewalks, trails, and streetscape around station areas. Our team of landscape architects has contributed their expertise in urban design to developing station plans that go beyond the rails envisioning a better connected and revitalized public realm.

What are your favorite hobbies and interests outside of work?
I enjoy traveling, photography, fly fishing, coaching, hockey, golf, and walking my dog.

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
I would like to visit the northern European cities and countryside.

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