Education

Master of Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Certificate in Ecological Restoration, 2021

Hobbies and Pastimes

Jody enjoys an existence that lies somewhere between avid urbanite and burgeoning rural dweller. She enjoys foraging, hiking, biking and kayaking around her home in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. Her love of dogs is unconditional.

Jody Rader ASLA, PLA (MN, WI)

Landscape Architect

Jody provides design and planning services for park and trail improvements, park and trail plans, bike-ped plans, and redevelopment initiatives, especially related to multi-modal transportation and connectivity.  In recent years she has also provided grant writing services for several clients, helping them secure funding for improvement projects that enhance multi-modal connectivity and provide a safer environment for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Jody is committed to conducting community planning and design that promotes healthy living, sustainable ecosystems, and quality of life.  She understands the ways in which design impacts and enhances vibrancy, quality of life, connectivity, and accessibility and she strives to ensure that everyone benefits from well-designed communities.


Awards & Activities

  • 2021 ASLA-MN Honor Award for Planning and Urban Design –  Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan, Minneapolis
  • Active member of ASLA, Association for Community Design (ACD), and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)
  • Bike Walk MN 2018 Conference, Presenter

Relevant Project Experience



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