A native Iowan, Mariah Bakke joined R.S. Walsh Landscaping in 2015 after graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture. With a Midwestern outlook on design, Mariah brings diversification into our design process and creates an alternate perspective on the way we approach our work. Throughout her education she worked along research professors at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach gaining experience in community planning, walkability assessments, floodplain management, graphic design and illustration. While a student she also spent time working in Rome, Italy and Lima, Peru, where she gained a greater appreciation for distinct site elements and construction details. With a passion for travel and yearning to broaden her horizons, Mariah’s main goal is to showcase work that embraces her creative mindset and bright spirit.
Mariah likes to spend most of her time outdoors, traveling or doing some sort of invigorating activity including abstract painting, yoga, kayaking and spending time with family and friends.