Religious Institutions

Over the years, Ivy Street Design has worked with a number of congregations to extend their worship space into the outdoors. Our work has ranged from ADA accessible entry features and courtyards to memory gardens and columbarium. We provide simplified plans and illustrations to help with fundraising, as well as detailed plans and budget information for decision making committees. We are also experienced in coordinating professional contractors with volunteer efforts to build professional quality projects that involve the parish community and reduce costs. Ivy Street Design can help your community develop a uniquely meaningful landscape that reflects your spiritual practice.

Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church – 1400 South University Boulevard, Denver – Planned and coordinated extensive remodel of entire property, seamlessly incorporating timeless historic charm with ADA-compliant accessibility. Created a unique courtyard garden that celebrates church’s traditional architecture, provides opportunity for gathering, and serves as unique focal point for the prominent parkway property. Developed congregation-friendly promotional materials for project capital campaign.

Littleton United Methodist Church – 5894 South Datura Street, Littleton – Developed an updated plan for columbarium path and reflecting area. Designed new, lush planting scheme to inspire contemplation and remembrance, while emphasizing protection of existing Honey Locust trees.

Park Hill Lutheran – 1750 Colorado Boulevard, Denver – Rescued church grounds from ancient, overgrown junipers. Mitigated steep west-facing slope with native Colorado sandstone walls that reflect the dynamic architecture of the church. Included low maintenance, drought tolerant plant selections that could withstand rigors of a busy intersection.

Seventh Day Adventist Church – 2675 South Downing Street, Denver – Created a more accessible entry from parking lot and a more elegant plaza space at entrance to sanctuary for gatherings. Developed planting design to improve curb appeal and reduce water use on extensive grounds. Now more than a decade old, the site still glitters with easy care shrub roses in the summer and shimmers with brightly colored maples in the fall.