Under the direction of show veteran Ive Haugeland, principal of the Sausalito, California–based firm Shades of Green Landscape Architecture, Dwell Outdoor will once again be a thriving oasis, thanks to what she calls “a lot of late nights to get it ready.”
The Norwegian-born Haugeland works on projects ranging from small residential commissions to large-scale parks. For Tiburon Bay House, a single family residential home, Shades of Green integrated multiple sustainable features: native lawn, permeable surfaces, and a gray water system, along with drought tolerant plants and recycled gabion walls. In Hillsborough, California, the firm devised a terraced planting plan to withstand grazing deer, integrating low-water-use, deer resistant grasses of different colors and textures.
Haugeland's work in public spaces displays her simple, modern style. For Oakland Memorial Park, a 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake memorial, she added rain gardens filled with native plants to treat and capture storm water. An early project includes the grounds of an office in Bergen, Norway, in which she created an amphitheater for the employees.
Haugeland, who has been in business for nearly 20 years, will also bring her expertise on sustainable California landscapes to the stage. Learn more about Shades of Green's previous work at Dwell Outdoor ahead of this year's show.