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 Detroit's Oudolf Garden, 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.
SUSAN NOBLET, PLA
Ecology, function, and aesthetics are three primary principles that underlie Susan's design work and guide her design process. She has several years experience in horticulture and agricultural production and this interdisciplinary background informs her work at InSite. Susan contributes to a diverse array of private and public projects, including Detroit's Oudolf Garden, Veridian at County Farm Park in Ann Arbor, and the Bailey Park Project in Detroit's McDougall Hunt neighborhood.
Sarah is the newest addition to the InSite team. She has earned Master's degrees in Landscape Architecture and Conservation Ecology from the University of Michigan.