Landscape Design in Michigan
About Designscapes, Inc.
Since 1996, Designscapes, Inc. has offered residential and commercial clients our services of site evaluation, landscape design, bid solicitation, and project management of landscape installations. Our clients have the option of choosing any or all of these services at an hourly rate. Our registered landscape architect, Patrick Sellenraad,
has over 35 years of experience
ranging from intimate backyard patio design to large commercial
developments. Our goal is to go beyond just site enhancement. We will find
ideas and solutions to your site problems that look good and fit your budget. Past clients have found our ability to solve problems and reach a consensus from divergent viewpoints very valuable.
140 W. Tuscola St.
Frankenmuth MI 48734
210 Golfview Drive
Saginaw, MI 48638
Bay Harbor, MI
entrance on W. Tuscola St.
Planter added by Designscapes to
the north end of our office
Resume: C. Patrick Sellenraad, ASLA
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Registered Landscape Architect, State of Michigan #1228, since 1996
Completed program in Landscape Architecture - Ohio State University 1987
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture - Michigan State University 1976
Michigan Certified Nurseryman since 1980
Certified Storm Water Operator since 2007
Landscape design and project management - 1977 to present
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Commercial projects: Projects vary in size from small professional office buildings to major retail operations and industrial sites. Project complexity has ranged from simple plantings to complete site planning, including ponds and waterfalls. Design considerations have been overall aesthetics, maintenance, pedestrian and vehicular circulation.
Completed projects range in size from $15,000.00 to over $500,000.00.
Residential landscapes: Past projects have included water features, decks, paving bricks, terracing, retaining walls, decorative bridges, landscape irrigation and lighting. Site types range from wooded lots to lakeside property. The size of completed projects ranges from $5000.00 to over $200,000.00.
Other projects: Entrances and signage for businesses and subdivisions (both gated and non-gated communities); memorials for veterans and police.
Frankenmuth Planning Commission
from 2000 to 2010.
Frankenmuth Parks and Recreation board member 1990 to 2000. Coordinated volunteers for replanting of Frankenmuth’s rose garden and over four hundred street trees after they were destroyed by a tornado in 1996.
Created a guide book for significant trees in Frankenmuth, helping Frankenmuth earn a ‘Tree City USA’ designation.
Memberships: American Society of
Landscape Architects (ASLA), Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA), Partnership for the Saginaw Bay Watershed,
National Ski Patrol, US Sailing.
Lectures on Landscape Design &
Contact Designscapes, Inc. at 989-652-4981 if your association,
garden club, or trade show wishes to have a speaker for a future meeting or seminar. Topics already presented
by Designscapes, Inc. include:
Bio-retention (landscape areas for collection of runoff water)
Creating a Backyard Retreat
New Colorful Plants
Pavers in the Landscape
Perennials in the Landscape
Pest Control in the Landscape
Soil Preparation for Lawn & Wildflower Areas
Water in the Garden
Water Feature Tips
Weed Control in the Garden