Established in 1994, InSite Design Studio, Inc. is a landscape architecture firm that serves public, recreational, commercial, institutional, and residential clients.
InSite actively pursues ecologically sensitive, innovative landscape architectural design through ongoing consideration of hydrologic, topographic and vegetative systems. Environmental sensitivity is at the core of our design process; from the early stages of inventory and analysis through construction and ongoing management. Our firm strives to restore ecological function to every project site, regardless of size or scope, while maintaining high aesthetic standards. Our designs are uniquely site specific, tailored to the opportunities and challenges of each site and to the client’s needs, desires, and budget.
We are committed to participatory design throughout the decision-making process and work inclusively with client, public and governmental input. We seek creative design solutions through client involvement, environmental sensitivity, strong technical skills, practical experience, and a keen eye for beauty.
MEET OUR STAFF
Since 1998 Shannan has been involved in all aspects of InSite Design’s ecologically sensitive and innovative landscape design and management. Notable projects in her portfolio include the City of Ann Arbor Municipal Center, the Great Lakes Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center Courtyard. Additionally, she is a frequently sought after public speaker for sustainable stormwater and native planting design, and is a member of the Planning Commission for the City of Ann Arbor.
LINDSAY FERCHO, PLA
Lindsay has a passion for projects at all different scales - from master planning to detailed site design. Her favorite projects include tight sites that are tough grading problems. Lindsay is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and now serves as a lecturer in the landscape architecture department. Lindsay serves on the executive committee of the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and was awarded the MiASLA 2015 Emerging Professional of the Year.
Susan is the most recent addition to the InSite team. Susan is a landscape designer with a master's degree in landscape architecture from Ohio State University. Ecology, function, and aesthetics are three primary principles that underlie her design work and guide her design process through multiple scales and site contexts. Susan has several years experience in horticulture, greenhouse management, and agricultural production. Her interdisciplinary background informs her work at InSite, where she contributes to a diverse array of private and public projects.