Joseph Reed

Education and Professional Experience

Joe is a recent 2019 graduate from North Dakota State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s in environmental design and a master’s in landscape architecture.

Joe’s thesis titled “Leveraging Modern Narratives Towards Preservation and Public Uses of Pueblo Bonito’s World Heritage Ruins In New Mexico’s Central Chaco Valley”, focused on creating a design narrative that balances preservation and user experience on fragile archaeological ruins that is currently under-funded and under-protected.

While attending NDSU Joe took special interest in hand and digital graphic work along with model building with 3D printers and CNC machining.

During the summer of 2018, Joe received the opportunity to travel to Baltimore, Maryland for an internship at a landscape architecture design firm where he assisted in various tasks such as field work, data collection, and site plan renderings and graphics.

Through the summer he assessed the success rate of plantings in stormwater infrastructure on highway design-build projects on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and in the Harlem Park Neighborhood of Baltimore Joe worked with UMBC professor Chris Swan to assist him with promoting environmental education on his urban meadow plots.

While in school Joe worked at a local plant nursery outside of Fargo owned by a former NDSU horticulture professor. For over two years he learned plant propagation, care and maintenance, and provided planting recommendations for customers.

Since entering the profession, he has worked on a wide range of public and private project typologies alongside engineers and environmental scientists.


Joe was born and raised in Buffalo, Minnesota where he grew up with a passion for the outdoors. Summers were spent on the lakes boating and winters were spent ice fishing. He enjoys camping trips and hiking with his friends and family and since moving to Oregon he is looking forward to trying his hand at fly-fishing and exploring more of the state.