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Stanley Design Group’s mission is to be a leading design firm creating unique outdoor spaces that enhance individual’s lives, integrate into environmental systems, and achieves our client’s goals.  Our Design Team approaches each project with a fresh perspective and exhibits culture of listening, imagining, designing and creating.


Our landscape architects are able to work as the lead designer or part of a multi-disciplinary team.  We work to define the problem, collaborate with the client and other design professionals, we create partnerships with the client and contractors, and finally work to build the design.


Our clients range from residential homeowners to private developers, municipalities, and military institutions.

  • Rapid City 2014 Sustainability Award, Rapid City Central Irrigation Control

  • Associated General Contractors of South Dakota, 2016 Build South Dakota Award, North Middle School Drainage Improvements

  • Rapid City 2017 Sustainability Award, North Middle School Drainage Improvements

  • 2017 Great Plains Chapter ASLA Merit Award, City of Custer Parks Master Plan

  • 2017 Great Plains Chapter ASLA Honor Award, Robbinsdale Park Master Plan

SDG Team


Michael started the Stanley Design Group in 2010 with the goal of providing modern design ideas and concepts.  He has over twelve years of professional design experience and is licensed to practice in South Dakota; in addition, he is CLARB certified.  Michael has a strong design background in master planning, site design, administering public meetings, sustainable planning, and irrigation and planting design.  He is active with the American Society of Landscape Architecture.  He and the Stanley Design Group are working to educate and grow the idea of sustainable design in the Midwest.  He is growing these ideas by working with municipalities and integrating sustainable concepts into water use (irrigation) planning and comprehensive land planning.


Evan is originally from the Black Hills. He graduated from Colorado State University in May of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Since graduating, Evan brings previous work experience with knowledge in master plans, planting plans, construction details, 3D Modeling, and rendering. Evan is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is working toward obtaining his license to practice as a professional Landscape Architect.

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