Paul Nelson, PLA
Paul has a passion for urban design, planning, and the development of great cities. As a landscape architect, he is attuned to the complex details of the landscape while maintaining focus on the larger framework of the urban context. As part of ISG’s downtown Des Moines team, Paul provides project production and construction oversight including drawing, specification writing, construction documents, and construction administration. Listening and engaging with clients to holistically understand their vision is what informs Paul’s design. He takes pride in knowing that the service he provides improves the quality of life for communities.
Paul brings his unique experience of living and studying on the east coast to the landscape architecture group. Influenced by the mountains of Appalachia and the diverse boroughs of New York City, he understands that the landscape is in a constant state of change and movement. Examining ecosystems and infrastructure holistically, Paul develops industry-leading solutions to create sustainable and robust environments for communities to thrive.
Analytical | Achiever | Learner | Focus | Responsibility
American Society of Landscape Architects
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV
Master of Science in Architecture + Urban Design (MSUAD), Columbia University - New York City, NY