Since 1996, Designscapes, Inc. has offered residential and commercial clients our services of site evaluation, landscape design, bid solicitation, and project management of landscape installations. Our clients have the option of choosing any or all of these services at an hourly rate. Our registered landscape architect, Patrick Sellenraad, has over 35 years of experience ranging from intimate backyard patio design to large commercial developments. Our goal is to go beyond just site enhancement. We will find ideas and solutions to your site problems which look good and fit your budget. Past clients have found our ability to solve problems and reach a consensus from divergent viewpoints very valuable.

Resume: C. Patrick Sellenraad, ASLA
  • Education & Certification

    Registered Landscape Architect - State of Michigan #1228, since 1996

    Completed program in Landscape Architecture – Ohio State University 1987

    Bachelor of Science in Horticulture – Michigan State University 1976

    Michigan Certified Nurseryman –  since 1980

    Certified Storm Water Operator –  since 2007

    Landscape design and project management – 1977 to present

  • Areas of Expertise

    Commercial projects:

    Projects vary in size from small professional office buildings to major retail operations and industrial sites. Project complexity has ranged from simple plantings to complete site planning, including ponds and waterfalls. Design considerations have been overall aesthetics, maintenance, pedestrian and vehicular circulation. Completed projects range in size from $15,000.00 to over $500,000.00.


    Residential landscapes:

    Past projects have included water features, decks, paving bricks, terracing, retaining walls, decorative bridges, landscape irrigation and lighting. Site types range from wooded lots to lakeside property. The size of completed projects ranges from $5000.00 to over $200,000.00.


    Other projects:

    Entrances and signage for businesses and subdivisions (both gated and non-gated communities); memorials for veterans and police.

  • Community Service

    Frankenmuth Planning Commission from 2000 to 2010.


    Frankenmuth Parks and Recreation board member 1990 to 2000. Coordinated volunteers for replanting of Frankenmuth’s rose garden and over four hundred street trees after they were destroyed by a tornado in 1996.


    Created a guide book for significant trees in Frankenmuth, helping Frankenmuth earn a ‘Tree City USA’ designation.


    Memberships: American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA), Partnership for the Saginaw Bay Watershed, National Ski Patrol, US Sailing.

  • The American Society of Landscape Architects

    The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), founded in 1899, is the only organization representing the landscape architecture profession in the United States. The Society’s mission is to lead, educate, and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our natural and man-made environments. Designscapes, Inc. is a proud member of the following organizations.


    American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

    Michigan Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects (MASLA)

    Michigan Nursery & Landscape Assoc. (MNLA)

    Saginaw Valley Nursery & Landscape Association (SVNLA)

  • Lectures on Landscape Design & Maintenance

    Contact Designscapes, Inc. at 989.798.6477 if your association, garden club, or trade show wishes to have a speaker for a future meeting or seminar. Topics already presented by Designscapes, Inc. include:


    • Bio-retention (landscape areas for collection of runoff water)
    • Creating a Backyard Retreat
    • New Colorful Plants
    • Landscape Lighting
    • Pavers in the Landscape
    • Perennials in the Landscape
    • Pest Control in the Landscape
    • Soil Preparation for Lawn & Wildflower Areas
    • Water in the Garden
    • Water Feature Tips
    • Weed Control in the Garden