Laura Christensen ~ DESIGN WITH NATURE ~ Landscape & Gardening Blog


Laura portrait pic in coral top 5-10-15I am a landscape architect practicing in Wheaton, Illinois. I started
DESIGN WITH NATURE about seven years ago. I do primarily residential landscape design in the Chicago suburbs. I also do educational speaking for garden clubs in Illinois.

Prior to creating DESIGN WITH NATURE, I practiced as a landscape architect and city planner for the Village of Schaumburg as their staff design planner and landscape architect. I then went on to do planning consulting at Camiros, Ltd. in downtown Chicago. Camiros is a nationally recognized planning, landscape architecture and economic development consulting firm. While raising my children I did free-lance landscape architecture work under the business name of LSC Associates.

I have my bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and my masters of science in Urban Planning from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. I enjoy doing on-going continuing education through the horticulture program and the Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden as well as by attending conferences through the American Society of Landscape Architects, of which I have been a member for 36 years.

I have had the joy of landscaping at my own home for 25 years and I am active in Wheaton Garden Club.

I may be reached at my work cell number: 630-254-6931 or by e-mail at:

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