It's About Connection.
MEGAN WADE, RLA, ASLA
Megan believes that the discipline of design is transformative at all scales. "Whether you are designing the site of a supportive housing development, a school campus, or a private garden, it is ultimately all about connection - connecting people to a specific place, to a regional ecology, to a cultural history, and, most importantly, to each other."
Megan received her Masters in Landscape Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is registered in Illinois and Indiana. Her work experience spans a diverse array of project types and scales.
Prior to opening FDG in 2016, she practiced at McKay Landscape Architects where she worked on affordable/supportive housing developments, school campuses and playgrounds, commercial projects and streetscapes, and luxury residences. Before this, she was a designer at The Lakota Group. Her projects included hospital and park campuses, suburban retail and housing developments, and community engagement campaigns/workshops.
Megan owes her extensive knowledge of perennials to an internship at the Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, where she gardened with world-class horticulturists. The experience also highlighted the importance of considering durability, safety, and real-world maintenance in designing public spaces.
Before becoming a landscape architect, Megan was a producer at Kindle Communications, where she managed multi-faceted communications projects for Fortune 500 companies such as Takeda Pharmaceuticals, McDonald’s, and International Trucks. A lifelong passion for plants and public space lured Megan to the practice of landscape architecture.
Megan brings the lessons learned from her diverse work experience to every project, resulting in richer design solutions.