Lauren Jennison is an established designer and project manage with over eight years of ecological restoration and landscape architecture experience. Well versed in ecological contracting and native landscapes, Lauren joined AES in 2017 and is based out of our West Dundee office. She is adept at merging the aesthetics of purposeful design with the practicality of results-driven installation and stewardship methods. Having managed natural area master plans for Park Districts and private clients she enjoys the process of visually and verbally communicating the restoration process. Lauren excels at managing projects through all phases of development beginning with public facilitation through construction oversight. She takes the lead in stakeholder facilitation and ecological planning.
Beyond natural area master planning, Lauren is a certified arborist and LEED Green Associate heavily involved in SITES certification, park and recreation design, woodland mitigation, construction observation, and streambank restoration. Designing with nature in mind, she is dedicated to using local ecology to create spaces that are valued and highly successful for years to come whether that is streambank habitat for endangered turtles or habitat gardens for a local school.