Who We Are
Michael Anthony has been very passionate about landscape design since an early age. Extensive travel has afforded Michael a glimpse into the construction methods and design theory of the past and present, allowing him to integrate these concepts into local design schemes. Visiting continents like Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America has given Michael the opportunity to expand his creative palate when it comes time to execute a new project.
More than allowing Michael to experience different cultures, his travels have fueled his passion for landscape architecture and demonstrated limitless possibilities of outdoor living. To Michael, landscape design is like telling a story, a story that is reflective of the client’s character, home and dreams. Landscape design is written in the language of nature and narrated through natural illustrations.
“Our goal is to listen carefully to our client’s ideas. Our challenge is to evolve these ideas into their most exciting expression.” ~ Michael Anthony
Lori Anthony brings six years experience in the landscape industry to 1 Design Group. Graduating from Benedictine University in Illinois, Lori holds a Bachelors degree in Business and Finance. Lori’s responsibilities are container gardening, space planning, purchasing, client relations, and the day-to-day office operations.
Lori previously worked with Brown Jordan at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, the world’s largest design center. Working with over 40 lines of high-end patio furniture and multiple lines of outdoor accessories, Lori is well versed in placing site furnishings on clients’ projects.
Lori has a passion for design, working with high-end boutiques doing window displays on Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile, gave her much experience with layout and design of vignettes and interior décor.