Creating great outdoors spaces that engage communities is our core mission. We create these outside spaces with passion, intelligence, and sensitivity. We start by listening to you and incorporating the needs of your community. Whether creating, renovating or transforming, we develop spaces that inspire communities to go outside.
Our knowledge of the Midwest region, problem solving skills, and attention to detail produces effective solutions.
Upland Design Ltd was established in 1998 by Michelle A. Kelly and has grown through the years by providing high quality service and design to our clients. Our first client was the Kendall County Forest Preserve District designing the Richard Young Forest Preserve in Yorkville, Illinois. Since then, we have been lucky to assist many public and private clients to find just right solutions. In 2008 we moved our offices to an historic building in downtown Plainfield which allowed us to grow our staff of landscape architects and horticulturists.
When you partner with Upland Design, we provide a full range of resources, bringing in just the right specialists for each unique project. We see our role as both leaders and listeners so that clients, sub-consultants and contractors are part of the team process for a collaborative solution. We have the experience necessary to lead the team or act as part of a larger team bringing the landscape architectural component to a project.
qualifications & certifications
- Registered Landscape Architects, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana
- LEED Staff
- Certified in Landscape Architecture with Illinois Department of Transportation
- IDOT S-14 Certified in Documentation of Contract Quantities
- NRPA Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI)
- ISA Certified Arborist
- WBE, DBE and FBE Certified