Lauren Hoffman is a Landscape Architect and Certified Ecologist at SmithGroup, with a wealth of experience assessing and enhancing natural resources through design. She has worked on projects ranging from urban centers and state parks, to forests, Great Lakes shorelines and brownfield sites. Lauren has developed creative solutions for issues surrounding water quality, accessibility, recreation, parking, circulation, education and contamination. Her assessment activities have included a myriad of survey and monitoring work including plants, pollinators, macroinvertebrates, threatened and endangered species, invasive species, prairies, natural and mitigation wetlands, and habitat suitability. Lauren has designed habitats for corporate, municipal, parkland, and residential properties for target species ranging from fish and herps to songbirds and bats.