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With stewardship of the environment and an engaging approach, we tell our clients’ stories, deliver unique, innovative and affordable solutions, maximizing our technical capabilities to bring a measurable return on our clients’ investments.

THE BEGINNING OF OUR STORY

Landstory has been committed to the preservation and enhancement of our natural environment since the firm’s beginning in 1974. Under the leadership of Claire Bennett, FASLA, the firm flourished as a small practice with a focus on large, estate residential and commercial Landscape Architecture design. Joann Green joined Claire as a partner and vice-president in 1992 and became sole owner in 1997 upon Claire’s retirement. Since then she has led the Landstory team to provide outstanding, award-winning design and exemplary customer service. The breadth of the firm’s Landscape Architecture expertise extends to the following areas:

  • SITE DESIGN
  • TRAIL PLANNING + DESIGN
  • PARKS & RECREATION PLANNING + DESIGN
  • CORRIDOR PLANNING + DESIGN
  • URBAN DESIGN + DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION
Our Staff
Joann K. Green, PLA, ASLA
Joanna Green

Principal

Joann has been a registered Landscape Architect in Indiana for 42 years, with experience in a broad array of project types for private and public-sector clients on a local, state, regional, and national level. An Indianapolis native, she holds a Landscape Architecture degree from Purdue University.  

As a young mother in 1992, she yearned for more flexibility and time with her family and joined Landstory, Inc., formerly Claire Bennett Associates, as a partner and vice president. It was then Joann discovered her true passion leading a small firm, taking pride in being involved with every Landstory project, providing design and technical oversight, project management, and on-going client communication.

Joann’s creative talent and the care she places in understanding their project clients’ and communities’ needs combined with sensitivity to environmental issues, has consistently generated distinctive award-winning projects and promoting the values inherent in the field of Landscape Architecture.

When Joann is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Oakley, volunteering, traveling, the outdoors, exercise and making jewelry.

Chris Moore, PLA
Chris Moore

Senior Landscape Architect

Chris has a diverse background in both public and private landscape architecture projects. He has worked on a variety of scales, including commercial/community development, public parks, streetscape enhancements, transportation, and municipal facilities. Through a context-sensitive approach his projects use innovative and sustainable solutions that realize the program and client’s vision, Chris’ focus emphasizes realistic solutions based on the unique opportunities, specific program goals and the distinctive, complex characteristics of each site.

In his free time, Chris enjoys coaching youth baseball, Purdue football, Purdue basketball, and exploring parks.  

REGISTRATION + AFFILIATION
Registered Landscape Architect, State of Indiana

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Purdue University

Testimonials
ARCHitecture Trio

“Landstory’s amazing landscape architectural design professionals bring a wealth of innovative site design and technical knowledge and experience to our projects.  Their energy, enthusiasm and creative design approach to the natural and built environment serves to elevate the overall project experience and outcome.”

Patrica L. Jacobs, RA
Principal Architect
ARCHitecture Trio

Butler University 

“Joann and the Landstory team were excellent partners in the design of a centennial celebration plaza for Sigma Gamma Rho on Butler’s campus. We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome of the project and they truly went above and beyond from project inception through completion. The team was nothing but attentive and knowledgeable showing they are truly masters of their craft.”

John Lacheta
University Operations
Butler University 

Corydon, Indiana Historic Sites Master Plan

“It has been a true pleasure working with Landstory… These projects were large in scope, incorporating architectural and landscape improvements, separated into phases, through a 30 year implementation period.  All were finished on time and within budget… Each staff member was professional, practical and patient… There were challenges unique to each plan… which were handled with ease.  The suggestions and concepts developed for each plan were excellent.

The master plans were very well received and both communities expressed appreciation for the advanced planning.  Landstory worked very hard to incorporate our suggestions and gave us a product which we are proud to display.”

Ms. Laura J. Minzes, Deputy Director, Historic Sites Structures and Real Estate
Indiana State Museums and Historic Sites
City of Noblesville

“Landstory has served the City of Noblesville providing a variety of landscape architectural services for the last 5 years…their responsiveness, broad and creative talent and attention to detail is unparalleled. Joann Green’s direct and consistent involvement in each of our projects has also proven invaluable.”

John Beery, PE
Director of Engineering
City of Noblesville, Indiana

I.U. Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center

During the design of the IUH Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center, Landstory demonstrated their understanding of the goals of the project, developing unique, innovative and sustainable landscape architectural solutions.  This was a difficult challenge given the confined site.  In lieu of a hardscape solution over an existing basement, they developed a roof garden with extensive plantings that seamlessly transitioned to street level, leaving no evidence of the basement level. Their design was directly responsive to the healing environment, the needs of patient families, hospital visitors and staff.  Landstory’s  unique, holistic approach involved including a public artist on their team which culminated in to the design and creation of two major installations celebrating hopefulness and positivity.

 

Landstory was a phenomenal team player, working with the architects and interior designers, engineers, and construction contractors to find the best solution for the owner without sacrificing the vision, goals, and budget of the project.  Landstory’s attention to detail and presence during the construction phase of the project also added value and proved their commitment to the delivery of this significant hospital facility. We are grateful for Joann’s on-going and direct involvement, knowledge, commitment and leadership throughout the process.”

Ms. Renee Smith, Former Project Manager
I.U. Health Partners

Lexington Legacy Trail

“Landstory’s work was exemplary and professional and I would not hesitate to hire them again. They were able to work with the design team, Trail committee, public and client seamlessly. They were also able to develop and implement a design that added significantly to the project.”

Keith Lovan, Project Manager
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

 

New Albany Main Street Improvements

“Clark Dietz has a long standing and excellent working relationship with Landstory. I personally had the pleasure of working with them recently on the design and construction of a $2.6 million streetscape project for historic New Albany, Indiana. This project demonstrated their understanding of the critical balance between the engineering, Landscape Architecture and budgetary aspects of the project while creatively telling New Albany’s story.”

Wes Christmas, PE
Clark Dietz

 

Awards
Professional Awards
  • White Art Plaza | INSALA Honor Award, 2013
  • University Avenue Corridor Study | Outstanding Overall Achievement non-TMA MPO, 2010
  • Lucas Oil Stadium | A Monumental Affair Achievement Award, 2009
  • I.U. Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center | INASLA Merit Award, 2009
  • I.U. Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center | Team Monumental Award, 2008
  • “Rails to Trails” Design Recognition | ASLA, 2003
  • Cardinal Greenway Master Plan | ASLA “Rails to Trails” Award, 2003
  • Prophetstown St. Park | INASLA Merit Award, 2000
  • Cardinal Greenway | INASLA Merit Award, 1999
  • Downtown Highland | INASLA Merit Award, 1999
  • White River State Park | INASLA Merit Award, 1997