Lindsay Hand

Lindsay Hand

Landscape Architect

Licensed Landscape Architect registered in Colorado.

Lindsay Hand is a Landscape Architect who focuses on urban placemaking, multi-modal transportation, and community building. She is particularly interested in projects that explore the interaction between society and the urban environment.

After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University, she worked in Washington, D.C., where she was involved in the design of plazas, national memorials, mixed-use developments, and residential gardens including the Korean War Veterans Memorial, The Parks at Walter Reed, and the renovation of the Newseum into the DC campus of Johns Hopkins University. 

During her time at Colorado State University, Lindsay attended several presentations by Civitas, where she met Mark Johnson and Scott Jordan. She was impressed by their work and kept it in mind over the years. When she relocated back to Colorado, after working in D.C., she was drawn to Civitas for its tight-knit community and scope of projects throughout the country, offering a creative and collaborative environment. With experience in a variety of roles, including working as a seamstress in New York City, WWOOFing on the island of Maui, and being a horticulturist for Colorado State University, Lindsay’s approach to landscape architecture involves striking a balance between form and function. She draws inspiration from the surrounding landscape, history, people, and architecture and translates it into a functional space that meets the needs of the community or client in a creative way.


“Living in big cities like New York City and Washington D.C. has been very impactful on my outlook on public spaces. You’re less likely to have a private yard for your kids or pets to run around; therefore, you are more likely to venture into public parks and shared spaces than you would be in, say, a suburban environment.”


Colorado State University; Bachelor’s Degree Landscape Architecture