Design Concepts Announces New Staff

New Staff

Sara Morse joined the firm as a designer with recent experience in parks, recreation, cultural landscapes, rural towns and education. She is an instrumental team member having worked on the teams charged with the Lyons Land Use Plan, Rifle Memorial Park, Raffety Park and the new Erie K-8 School in Colorado. She adds an additional level of experience having worked for the Colorado Center for Community Development Design and The Cultural Landscape Research Foundation for the University of Colorado at Denver. Her experience working on projects for rural towns and cultural and historical landscapes add a rich dimension to her portfolio and to the firm’s collective knowledge.  Sara received an Advertising Certificate and Bachelor of Anthropology and Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado Boulder and Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Aynslee Havenridge came to Colorado after heading west from Chicago with a stopover in Iowa to earn the first of several degrees. She offers a unique mix of experience including research assistant and junior landscape designer for the Colorado Center for Community Development; landscape designer for Professor Lois Brink; and, landscape designer for the City of Lakewood.  She has served as a team member on projects like Star Meadows Park, Van Bibber West Trailhead, Dillon Amphitheater and several elementary school improvements for Jeffco Public Schools.  Aynslee was co-author of “Breathing Walls,” presented at the 2015 World Green Infrastructure Congress. She adds an exceptional perspective to her work with a passion in community development, green infrastructure, therapy and healing, and recovery and restoration fields of interest.  Aynslee received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and an Entrepreneurial Certificate from the University of Iowa, and her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver.

About Design Concepts

Founded in 1981, Design Concepts is in its 35th year providing thoughtful, innovative and dynamic designs for public and private spaces. Design Concepts is nationally recognized as a leader creating and re-imagining spaces that embrace community gathering, recreation and play, connections to nature, and a focus on the environment. They continue to innovate healthy communities, learning landscapes and entertaining outdoor community places. The firm’s current work includes a variety of learning landscapes, destination parks, projects plugging ‘nature into play,’ inclusive playgrounds, new recreation amenities, and planning for communities.  

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