Karla Dakin, Principal, ASLA, K. Dakin Design, Inc. is a partner with Evo Design on various projects. For our project, Karla will take the conceptual Permaculture Landscape Plan completed by Lisa Benjamin and prepare a CAD file with enough detail for landscape contractors to bid and execute. Karla has a strong background in permaculture landscape design, an understanding of both Lisa’s and our vision, plus the the ability to challenge and inspire, which will bring our final design to completion.
I first became familiar with Karla’s work with the green roof garden atop the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. Later, I worked with her as a partner with Evo Design for the Whole Foods flagship store expansion landscape design in Boulder.
Specializing in environmentally friendly landscape architecture with an emphasis on native plants since 1997, Karla has completed a diverse array of residential, commercial and public projects in the Rocky Mountain region and around the country.
Karla combines her landscape architecture expertise – she holds a masters degree in landscape architecture from the University of Colorado, Denver – with fifteen years of experience in the art worlds of New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
In recent years she has continued her education by completing classes in green walls and green roofs, biodynamic and master gardening, as well as teaching garden design and architectural theory and volunteering for Permaculture Projects in Brazil and Ethiopia.
Some of her projects include –
- Fairplay Library and Courthouse Addition, Fairplay, CO
- Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Los Angeles, CA, in collaboration with Evo Catalyst, LLC
- Housing & Urban Development & the City of Aurora, CO, 10 houses and 1 grocery store
- Whole Foods Flagship Store, Boulder CO, in collaboration with Evo Catalyst, LLC
- Museum Of Contemporary Art / Denver, Green Roof and Roof Garden, Denver CO
- Children’s World Learning Center, Erie, Colorado
- Watersong Housing Development, Longmont, CO, a planned community of 104 residences