Founder of Marpa Design Studio, graduated from Yale University and has trained extensively with Japanese master gardeners both in the U.S. and Japan. He has designed and built private and public gardens in the Rocky Mountains and throughout the U.S. for 35 years, which have been recognized for their unsurpassed artistry as well as technical excellence.
In addition to his responsibilities at Marpa, Mosko is abbot of Hakubai Temple, co-author of the book Landscape As Spirit: Creating a Contemplative Garden, and travels the country lecturing on garden design, the art of rock setting, photography, and meditation.
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A licensed Landscape Architect, graduated from The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) with degrees in Fine Arts and Landscape Architecture. In addition to his continued studies in Construction Science and Management at Colorado State University, Luke has been designing and overseeing the construction of private and public projects in Colorado for over 10 years. He brings the utmost creativity, project planning, and honed construction management skills to every one of his projects. From large-scale residential and TOD work, to small, intimate spaces, Luke strives to create environments that not only respond to his client’s needs with sensitivity, but also, to create landscapes that blur the boundaries between design, art, and construction. This results in a legacy of built, richly designed places. Luke believes that a Landscape Architect’s ability to orchestrate experience on multiple levels leads to environments that engage the senses and spirit.
As a graduate from the Environmental Design Program from the University of Colorado, Bodie has studied a variety of disciplines, providing him with a versatile approach to design. His passion for Landscape Architecture is rooted in creating places that enhance daily life and connect users to the surrounding environment.
Bodie finds beauty in the details and harmony in the materials. Each project provides a new opportunity to explore these relationships and create a truly unique space. He brings an enthusiasm to work with the native landscape to create contemporary designs of all types.
Growing up on the countryside of Austria, Christoph has spent most of his life outdoors, skiing in the Alps and mountain biking in the Bohemian forest.
Before coming to Colorado, and making the slopes and trails even more crowded, Christoph worked as a landscape designer in the Hamptons on Long Island, NY. A Masters degree in Landscape Architecture and Planning from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, combined with business studies it allows him to approach projects from economic and environmental perspectives.
He aims to create complex, sustainable and evolving landscapes that combine important ecosystem services and offer beautiful environments by implementing innovative design and diverse plantings.
Born in Boulder, Julia lived in British Columbia and New Mexico before winding her way back to Colorado to obtain a Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver. Her travels exposed her to a range of terrains - from mountainous rainforest to mountainous desert - and along the way she became fascinated by the relationship between culture and environment. To Julia, this relationship is “landscape,” and landscape architecture is its expression. Julia’s designs seek to discover the unique bond between site and culture, while encouraging an artful stewardship of the natural world and its communities. She is excited to be Marpa’s newest designer and to dig deeper into the design and construction of landscapes along the Front Range.
Currently pursuing a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver, Jake is delighted to be an intern at Marpa. After earning a degree in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture from the University of Vermont, Jake found his way out west, captivated by its majesty. By immersing himself in Colorado’s vast openness, Jake has honed a deeper understanding of the emotional value of physical space. Exploring this relationship subsequently sparked Jake’s ardent interest in spatial design.
Jake’s professional horticultural experience includes curating a botanic garden, customer service at garden centers, xeriscape planting design, landscape installation, and rooftop farming. A naturally adept “Jack of all trades,” he finds his skills and passions intersect in the landscape, creating spaces that harbor exploratory discovery and healing.
Photos by Logan Manaker.