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Landscape Architect Inspired to Improve Community Quality of Life

Nick Streng, PLA, RLA, ASLA, brings over 15 years of landscape architecture experience working with a variety of public and private clients to our new office in Iowa City. He’s a 2002 Ohio State graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. Recent project experience includes streetscapes, parks, and open space planning, as well as construction inspection, observation, and administration.

Nick is passionate about design and aesthetics as they relate to landscape architecture. He also enjoys thinking outside of the box and collaborating with people.

“Nick has an infectious and energetic personality that makes him a joy to work with,” shares Troy Culver, PE, Business Unit Leader of Snyder & Associates Iowa City office. “His CAD and graphics skills will strengthen our ability to provide quality construction plans and project graphics to clients, contractors, and the general public.”

Here’s a little more about Nick from a recent interview:

What motivates you in your career?

Striving to make my community a better place for my children and leaving a positive legacy.

What trends do you think will shape the future of landscape architecture?

I think urban development of greyfields, demographic shifts from rural to urban populations, and drone technology will be the primary trends shaping the future of landscape architecture.

How do you spend your free time? 

I spend my free time with my family, wife, three boys; they keep me busy! But solitary, I like to read, learn, paint, and do backyard astronomy.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Undefined and unclear expectations.  And each weekly Walking Dead cliffhanger!

What’s your favorite genre of music?

I like all genres, but bluegrass and old-school country music are my favorite.

Cake or ice cream?

Yes.  If I had to pick, cookie dough ice cream.

What’s one thing you can’t resist?

Anything the color green!