OUR NAME

Inspiration for our company name was found in the American kestrel, a falcon known for collaboration, efficiency and adaptability to humans and habitats. We work everyday to live up to our namesake.

 
                         
                     

ABOUT US

Founded in 1990, Kestrel Design Group, Inc., is a Minneapolis-based sustainable landscape architecture firm. We rank among the top landscape architecture firms in North America, having completed hundreds of successful projects.

 
 
These days we’re all hearing about “Green,” but few people realize to be really “Green” you must be “Blue” too! Nature has designed a partnership between land (“Green”) and water (“Blue”) where each benefits the other. Our work, at Kestrel, is to strengthen that partnership. We provide a thoughtful, scientific approach with expert knowledge of native plants, soils and watersheds and how they interact. That’s the Kestrel way.

   
                       

 
   
 

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS PETER MACDONAGH?

Peter, Kestrel’s Director of Design + Science, is an internationally recognized landscape architect, horticulturist and arborist. He’s a trusted authority whose fieldwork, research and lecturing has led him all over the world.

Click here, for example, for his recent presentation with Greg McPherson, PhD, Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics Program, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis, CA, at the 2012 Greenbuild Conference.