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Dena van der Wal, ASLA
Associate, Landscape Architect
Dena van der Wal   Education
Illinois Institute of Technology  
Chicago, Illinois
Master of Landscape Architecture, 2013
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Fine Arts, cum laude, 1996
Dena joined Jacobs/Ryan Associates in 2015. Ms van der Wal has experience in the fields of graphic and web design prior to her career in landscape architecture, and is interested in using design to solve problems and promote beauty, regardless of discipline. After graduating from IIT with a MLA degree in 2013, Ms van der Wal joined the office of WRD Environmental in Chicago, IL. At WRD, she worked with their team to create conceptual designs, renderings and construction documents for sustainable landscapes, with a focus on native plantings and green infrastructure.

Dena has contributed her design capabilities and proficient digital drafting skills to an extensive list of projects within the firm. As an animal lover, one of her favorite projects at JRA involved translating design concept drawings for a courtyard renovation at the Anti-Cruelty Society, and preparing construction documents to detail the site and planting plan.

Ms van der Wal is a licensed Landscape Architect in the state of Illinois.

Professional Associations
Member, American Society of Landscape Architects
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