Meg Storrow, Principal | FASLA | AICP CTP
Meg is a certified transportation planner and registered landscape architect with substantive accomplishments in the planning, design and implementation of major public spaces and systems.
She is a thought leader with national credentials in historic preservation, cultural landscapes, and place-based transportation in the creation of inspiring places and their connectivity systems, and is committed to achieving successful community-based outcomes through collaborative processes.
- Bachelor of Landscape Architecture w/ Honors
Michigan State University
- Registered Landscape Architect in RI & IN
- AICP, certified planner
- AICP CTP, certified transportation planner
- Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects
- Qualified Historic Preservation Consultant
Indiana DNR Division of Historic Preservation
Meg is a co-founder and principal of SKA with 30+ years managing a successful planning and design practice. Meg's first professional position was with a landscape architecture studio engaged in public sector work in her home state of Vermont. That was followed by Professional Certification as a Landscape Architect in Rhode Island while working for a Providence engineering firm, honing her skills in grading and drainage.
Meg then joined and became project manager with The Landplan Partnership in Southport, Connecticut, and an Associate of successor firm Jack Curtis & Associates. Meg thrived, and was sent to Columbus, Indiana as the firm's project manager for the Cummins Headquarters site development. When the project was finished, she stayed in Columbus and started a practice with John Kinsella, the architect's representative who she had met at the Cummins site. After ten years in Columbus, they relocated their practice to Indianapolis to become part of the city's innovation sector.
A graduate of Michigan State University with Honors in Landscape Architecture, Meg has been adjunct professor, visiting design critic and presenter at Ball State and Purdue Universities. Meg has served as president of the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and served ten years on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Architects and Landscape Architects and the National Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards (CLARB).
Meg has often volunteered her landscape architectural expertise to help communities preserve and protect what is meaningful to them. Her service has positively affected a wide range of people and professions in a variety of ways:
- Her forest and watershed preservation work in Columbus, Indiana educated her neighbors and the city about the value of stewardship in land use planning decisions.
- Her role in passage of the Indiana Landscape Architecture licensure act convinced allied professionals of the importance of landscape architects in multi-disciplinary projects and advanced landscape architects’ professional standards statewide.
- Her neighborhood advocacy in Indianapolis has contributed to the Mass Ave Cultural District being one of the most vibrant areas of the city. As a volunteer she chaired the committee that wrote the historic preservation plan for the Mass Ave commercial area and has participated in many beautification and planning efforts.
Her activism and advocacy includes numerable presentations on the value of landscape architecture to neighborhoods and downtown development committees, as well as playful activities that raised awareness of landscape and landscape architecture. In 2017, Meg chaired the "What's Out There Weekend Indianapolis" for The Cultural Landscape Foundation based in Washington, D.C. Along with David Gorden, ASLA Indiana Trustee, Vice Chair, their committee assisted TCLF with the development of an online database of significant landscapes, a printed and lavishly illustrated guidebook and the organization and production of two days of free tours of Indianapolis' parks, gardens, estates, cultural venues, and open spaces. Twenty seven tours were developed, led by experts in history and landscape design, attracting over 1,000 registrants.
Today, Meg's volunteer activities include chairing the Cultural Landscapes Committee of Indiana Landmarks, serving as vice-president of the Mass Ave Merchants Association, and as a member of the technical committee for Rethink 65/70.