Engaging, Productive, Resilient Landscapes.
Regenerative Design Group was founded in 2009 as a mission-driven business to respond positively to the sweeping changes of our time. Our team draws on backgrounds in ecology, farming, green building, art + design, and community engagement to inform everything from broadscale master planning and site design to detailed planting design and construction documents. Together, we weave the elements of any project into a highly functioning whole system.
Sebastian “Bas” Gutwein | Designer, Principal
Sebastian is a living systems designer and founding partner of Regenerative Design Group. His work draws from his interests in the arts, ecology, politics, and place. Bas combines his artistic sensibilities with practical skills gained in farming, construction, and stonework to create resilient and beautiful landscapes. As a systems thinker, Bas excels at solving complex design challenges ranging from water conveyance to administrative organization. He serves as a Greenfield Parking & Traffic Committee member and is the winner of the Turner’s Falls RiverCulture design competition. Bas holds a BS in Environmental Design from UMass.
Anna Klein | Studio Manager
Anna Klein is the studio manager at Regenerative Design Group. She is also a self-employed gardener and works on her homestead in Vermont. Anna earned a Permaculture Design Certificate in 2012, and has a BA from Hampshire College.
Laura Krok-Horton | Associate Landscape Designer
Laura is an artist, musician, and growing designer interested in the relationship between people and place. Laura believes that designed spaces are a balance of practicality and creativity that function not only for the benefit of the community but the natural environment. Around the studio she is usually working on site analysis, maps, plan-sets, and hand drawn graphics. If she’s not discovering a new command in AutoCAD, you can find her crafting intricate pop-up cards for her friends and colleagues. Laura holds a BA from Smith College in Architecture and Landscape Studies.
Genevieve Lawlor | Associate Landscape Designer
Genevieve Lawlor is a designer, artist, and food systems enthusiast with a lifelong interest in how the built environment reflects and forms individuals and communities. She brings to her work a balance of analytical, conceptual, and on-the-ground skills, honed over many years working on agriculture and landscape projects domestically and abroad. Genevieve seeks to create useful and beautiful spaces that build ecological integrity, engage the senses, and inspire connection to the landscapes we inhabit. She holds a MA in Ecological Landscape Design and Planning from The Conway School.
Rachel Lindsay | Associate Landscape Designer
Rachel is an ecological designer, artist, and local food advocate. She draws from her experiences in farming, community development, international work, and graphic communication to engage people in the design process with cultural sensitivity and environmental integrity. In 2009 she received a Fulbright grant to work on sustainable farming and watershed protection in Nicaragua, and completed a course in Agroecology and Biointensive Agriculture at the Las Cañadas education center in Huatusco, Mexico. She holds an MS in Ecological Design from The Conway School and a BA in Anthropology from Wesleyan University.
Jono Neiger | Designer, Principal
Jono Neiger is a founding partner of Regenerative Design Group. He has 30 years of professional experience in permaculture, site planning, agroforestry, conservation, and restoration. Jono teaches widely at colleges, workshops, and conferences. Before starting RDG, Jono worked as a land manager for Lost Valley Educational Center, a Conservation Officer for the Town of Palmer, MA and a Restoration Specialist with the Nature Conservancy. He holds a MALD from The Conway School and a BS in Forest Biology from S.U.N.Y. College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Jono is the author of The Permaculture Promise.
Keith Zaltzberg | Designer, Principal
Keith is a founding partner of Regenerative Design Group. His approach to design is grounded in understanding the ecological and social potential of place, rigorous analysis, and systematic assessment. Keith combines this approach with on-the-ground skills and a strong social justice mission to create landscapes that are rooted in place and community. He is a popular lecturer and instructor on permaculture design, urban agriculture, community resilience planning, and food systems. Keith has taught at The Conway School and Smith College. He is a certified Permaculture Designer, and holds a BS in Environmental Design from UMass-Amherst.