Michael Benson is a landscape designer motivated by a desire to impact the way people live in their daily environments. As a designer, he is passionate about the interplay between users and landscapes from large-scale institutions and parks to neighborhood streetscapes. Michael gravitates towards the theoretical-end of design practice, ever conscious of how the front-end affects eventual outcomes. He strives to bring the diversity of nature into everyday environments through restrained, considered and thoughtful design. Michael’s work on international projects and with renowned architecture firms has given him the ability to skillfully manage complex landscape projects. He earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Maryland.