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Joe McGrane, Associate Professor

Joe McGrane, Hortculture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University

Joe McGrane, Hortculture and Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture (half-time)


970-491-7681 office

Educational and interpretive landscapes, public process, public art, craft, detail, and the hand of the artist

BSLA Colorado State University

Colorado Landscape Architect #725

Joe McGrane has over thirty years of experience in the disciplines of landscape planning, design and construction. His built work includes public parks and gardens, schools, institutional landscapes, and finely crafted public artworks. His ability to quickly ideate and illustrate design concepts is valued by planners, clients, and other design consultants in facilitating public process and informing design dialog. Joe teaches what he practices.  Notable recent activities include illustrating the Comprehensive Plan for Golden Gate National Recreation Area, concept design of the Outdoor Experience at the Denver Children’s Museum with Mundus Bishop Design, design charrettes and public outreach for the Jackson Hole/Teton County Comprehensive Land Use Plan with Logan Simpson Design and a permanent public art installation along the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Corridor in Ft. Collins.

Terrace Gardens at Redbutte Garden and Arboretum, Salt Lake City, UT
Gateway Science School Courtyard, St. Louis, MO
The Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden, Lisle, IL
Fredrick and Lena Meijer Children’s Garden, Grand Rapids, MI
Hershey Children’s Garden, Cleveland, OH
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Asian Highland Exhibit, Colorado Springs, CO
Hewlett Packard Ledge Gardens, Ft.Collins, CO

LAND 360 Basic Landscape Design and Construction
LAND 363 Advanced Site Engineering
LAND 392 Seminar Designed Landscape Theory and Criticism
LAND449 Professional Practice

Creative Works

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