Landscape Design and Contracting Industry Partners

Our program has the benefit of strong industry partnerships where our students and our curriculum are the recipients of their support. We rely on our partners to advise on our coursework to ensure we are integrating the most current industry practices and technologies.

Our partners become student mentors and are valuable connections as our students transition into their professional careers. Examples of how our partner support include scholarships to attend national level events like Elevate, the national Green Industry conference, the National Collegiate Landscape Competition.

Phil Steinhauer in Nutrien design studio

Designscapes Colorado

Phil Steinhauer, the owner of Designscapes Colorado gave our program a generous donation and with gratitude, named Steinhauer Landscape Design and Contracting Studios in his honor. Phil and his team have been active as student mentors and regularly share their industry knowledge through lectures and program events. 

Stihl reps in materials room

Intermountain Stihl

The Intermountain Stihl group partnered with our program by donating valuable equipment and machinery and were instrumental in helping fund the Stihl Landscape Material Library.

Arbor Valley Nursery representative standing in the new room

Arbor Valley Nursery

Arbor Valley Nursery through their generous donation allowed us to create Environmental Horticultural Collaboration Room, a collaborative space where our students can share and evaluate their design projects. 

kitchen student meeting area

Alpine Gardens Community Hub

Alpine Gardens were integral in creating a valuable gathering area for our students to recharge and collaborate in a relaxing environment.