The “Being Creative & Taking Risks – A Conversation with Design Entrepreneurs” panel discussion is on Tuesday, June 14th. Learn a little more about our first panelist, Brett Douglas!


Brett Douglas

Genus Landscape Architects

Brett has invested nearly 20 years of passion towards the planning and design of outdoor spaces across the Midwest and East Coast. Upon returning to Iowa from Boston in 2005, he founded Genus Landscape Architects, a decidedly small design and planning studio located in the Des Moines’ East Village. Recent projects include the Iowa City Downtown Streetscape and Pedestrian Mall Master Plan, Principal Financial Group Headquarters and the Des Moines Municipal Services Campus.

A past president of the Iowa Chapter ASLA and board member of Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, he is the current chair of the board for the Des Moines Heritage Carousel.

A product of Iowa State’s landscape architecture program, his most memorable and valued experiences were running on ISU’s track team and a semester in Rome. Brett and his high school sweetheart (Erin) reside in Des Moines and share their time with three very entertaining and active young children.

Brett Douglas,
Principal, Genus Landscape Architecture

Don't forget to RSVP for the iaWia “Being Creative & Taking Risks – A Conversation with Design Entrepreneurs” event on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.