We work with a variety of clients including universities, institutions, corporations, communities and individuals - and we work at scales ranging from intimate landscapes to large-scale urban plans.

Our Studio

The Arbolope

Arbol (tree) + ope (from envelope)

noun

1. The spirit of nature, often found in tree form

2. A descendant of the Lorax

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Awards

MERIT AWARD
2015 | ASLA St. Louis Chapter | Water and the UTPL, A Landscape Masterplan for the UTPL | Loja, Ecuador

HOUSING AWARD
2017 | AIA National | Lofts of Washington University | St. Louis, MO

About Arbolope Studio

Arbolope Studio is an award-winning Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Public Art practice based in the City of St. Louis. We work with a variety of clients including universities, institutions, corporations, communities and individuals - and we work at scales ranging from intimate landscapes to large-scale urban plans. We bring to all projects a careful attention to detail, a desire to do great work and the goal of creating innovative and impactful landscapes that help make a happier, healthier and more inspired world.

Arbolope Studio is a MBE and WBE firm certified in the City of St. Louis.

We believe in creating enduring relationships with our clients and community and we love what we do!

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + URBAN DESIGN + PUBLIC ART

We specialize in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Public Art. This includes: Master Planning, Mobility Planning, Sustainable Design, Green Roof Design, Streetscape Design, Urban Furniture Design, Site-Specific Artwork, and Community Engagement.

The Arbolope Studio team is made of design practitioners with a wide range of backgrounds including landscape architecture, urban design, sculpture, painting, horticulture, architecture and music.

1219 S. Boyle Ave., St. Louis, MO

Internships + Employment + Residencies

Internships

Arbolope Studio accepts applications for Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter internships. To apply, send us your resume, work samples and contact information for two references.

Employment

Interested in full time employment at Arbolope Studio? Talented, motivated and passionate individuals are encouraged to apply with their resume, CV, portfolio and two references.

Artist-In-Residence

The Arbolope Studio Artist-In-Residence is an unpaid 3-month residency program which offers artists a work-station at Arbolope Studio and potential project specific mentorship or collaboration.

The 3-month residency is open to artists, landscape designers/artists/architects, writers, ecologists, biologists and other creative individuals looking for a space to work independently on their own creative practice while sharing intellectual and physical space within a design office.

To inquire about becoming an Artist-In-Residence or to propose a Project-Specific Residency, send your resume/CV, examples of your work, two references and a short description of your practice/project.

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Send all inquiries to office @arbolope.com

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Our Team

Design practitioners with a wide range of backgrounds including landscape architecture, urban design, sculpture, painting, horticulture, architecture and music.

L. Irene CompadrePrincipal

L. Irene Compadre is the founding principal of Arbolope Studio. Irene has a background in musical composition, architecture, sculpture and scenic art which help inspire her work. Irene holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). Irene is also adjunct faculty at WUSTL, teaching graduate level courses in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Urban Design. #Vegetarian #Latinx #Paisajista #ABetterWorld i@arbolope.com

Jim FettermanPrincipal

Throughout his nearly 40 years of experience, Jim Fetterman has focused on projects ranging from large-scale master planning to detailed landscape construction and implementation, with an emphasis on projects which provide open public spaces. Specializes in aligning client goals with the concepts of the project team, Jim facilitates the execution of details and implementation of the project design. #SuperMentor #STLove #LandscapeArchitectsRock jim@arbolope.com

Xiaoqing QinLandscape Designer

Xiaoqing received her Master of Landscape Architecture degree with honors at Washington University in St. Louis, with an emphasis on landscape research and horticulture. She is passionate about landscape design as a catalyst for uniting people. #Landscape #Design #Cyclist #Cooking #Hiking  xiaoqing@arbolope.com

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