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People Matter: Drew Vanderwert

Drew Vanderwert is a landscape architect in LandDesign’s Boulder office! When Drew isn’t getting deep into the details of a master planned community or themed destination, he’s dreaming of designing the ultimate mid-century modern home. As a part of our growing Boulder crew, he wants you to know that they just took a DNA test and they are 100% that team (and they clearly love Lizzo)! 

Keep reading to get to know LandDesigner, Drew Vanderwert. 

Q: Why landscape architecture?

I love landscape architecture because it’s a combination of science and art. Plus, I get to see my creations come to life!

Q: Favorite LandDesign project?

That’s too hard, I don’t think I can pick just one. 

Q: LandDesign office you’d like to visit?

Our Orlando office, so I can make a pitstop and check out some of the projects I am working on. 

Q: Favorite trend that’s happening in the industry? 

I really enjoy the direction the industry is moving towards in regards to 3-D visualization. In addition, the innovation in materials and site furnishings is exciting.

Q: Who would you like to collaborate with, that you haven’t already?

Joseph Eichler (20th century, post-war real estate developer) because outside of landscape architecture I have a passion for Mid Century modern residential design. 

Q: Favorite thing about Boulder?

There’s always something bizarre going on outside my window.

Q: Best fast food french fry?

You can’t beat a freshly made In-N-Out fry.

Q: What’s the best part of your day?

Spending my evenings with my wife and dog enjoying the quiet before the baby is born.

Q: What’s one thing you’d want LandDesigners to know about the Boulder crew?

We just took a DNA test. Turns out, we’re 100% that team! 

Q: What’s the largest animal you think you could domesticate? 

 I’ve always wanted to have a pet bear to wrestle.