A team that shares ideas and communicates effectively is vital to success. At NWLD you have a loving team behind your project. Each member does not let the other fail. We are experts in our fields. NWLD works with talented landscape designers and install teams capable of executing to our exacting standards. We work together to achieve success and our work is not complete until you are happy.


Originally trained in architecture, Nathan Wright pursued his love of the urban environment at archi-treasures, where he assisted low-income communities in the creation of their own gardens. Nathan went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture while working for some of Chicago’s most respected designers: Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, Conservation Design Forum, and McKay Landscape Architects. Nathan has been educating the public on the value of sustainable landscape practices both as Faculty at Triton College, and in his own practice, since 2011.

Team Members

Olivia Schifeling

After graduating with a BLA in Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University, she came to the big city eager to learn. Her love of design and passion for the built environment made her want to become a landscape designer because for her there is nothing more rewarding than to see a design idea built in the physical world. She values teamwork and is devoted to accomplishing a shared goal and achieving it at its highest level. She helps in a variety of tasks including production of drawings, coordination with clients and consultants and management of the office.

Kim Hedrich

As a nature enthusiast, Kimberly likes being outside listening to the birds, feeling the warm breeze, and getting her hands dirty. Her professional experience is extensive where she has worked in residential landscape design and interiors. Currently, her focus is garden design; enjoying a garden while you are within the space as well as inside looking out. All her passions come together by combining meandering paths, beautiful colors of flowers and foliage, textures & shapes, and creating inviting space. With a shovel in her hand and a pair of pruners in her pocket, Kimberly enjoys the therapeutic maintenance of gardening. A garden isn’t something to just look at, a garden should be a place that invites you in, relaxes you, and inspires you. Kimberly works collaboratively as a landscape designer and installer, as well as a steward.