About Nielsen

A silhouette of a bird on a tree branch with budding and blooming flowers

We believe that stunning outdoor spaces are an essential part of a beautiful and healthy lifestyle.  Because outstanding gardens are created from much more than just adding plants, we integrate multi-faceted layers and elements to design an exceptional outdoor experience. Incorporating light, fragrance, texture, materials, color, and sound, our landscapes celebrate, embrace, and connect these components to create spaces that are original, inspiring, and welcoming.

our process

Our design process is inherently collaborative and dependent upon clear communication. We rely on diligent studio work and drawings to cultivate, craft, and refine landscape plans that not only realize client vision, but also exceed expectations.  Ultimately, we practice the art of garden making in the field.  Consistent site visits from project inception through completion are essential to ensuring that the design captures and enhances the ephemeral qualities of nature while maximizing garden potential.  We personally select unique and exceptional plant material for each landscape, and our extensive time outside allows us to directly arrange the garden within its surrounding context to achieve superior results.

We work hand in hand with our network of collaborators to build all garden components.  Our team of consultants and builders share the driving values of service, craft, and accountability.  As project leaders, we possess the organization and communication skills to efficiently and effectively manage our multidisciplinary team.

Our process and project oversight ensures that landscape design and construction is an enjoyable and rewarding experience for our clients.

our expertise

As designers, we intrinsically draw, think, and have a pulse on the latest in fashion, architecture, and design.  This inherent interest and impulse challenges us to consider and refine all factors that affect landscape design.  We understand that building beautiful, creative, innovative, and sustainable landscapes requires us to be part artist, scientist, naturalist, builder, and field general. 

  • Master Planning | Site Design
  • Tropical & Alpine Planting
  • Garden Architecture
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Project Management

meet the nielsen team

Our team roles range from project leaders for complex multidisciplinary projects to valuable team collaborators.

Nielsen Landscape Architects provides personalized service and an accessible, responsive team for public and private clients.


Tyler Nielsen


Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen

Business & Marketing