About ecology + vision, llc

ecology + vision, llc is a professional firm offering ecological consultation and sustainable design solutions to municipalities and established professional design firms through our unique Greenline® review service. We offer pre-construction & post-construction ecological services, full sustainable Landscape Architecture services with a focus on maximizing your project’s LEED potential through innovative native landscape design. Our staff consists of Professional Landscape Architects and Ecologists specializing in native plants, naturalized landscapes and ecosystem restoration that can work seamlessly alongside your professional design staff.

Meet the Team

Andy Stahr, PLA, LEED AP


With over a decade of award-winning experience as a design professional and in the ecological restoration contracting industry, Andy Stahr offers a unique perspective to his clients on the successful implementation of natural areas into their projects. Andy provides field-tested insight as to what works both on paper and in the field when it comes to the creation or restoration of aesthetically positive natural areas and sustainable landscapes. During his time as a General Manager for one of the Midwest’s leading ecological restoration firms, the projects Andy managed received more than 30 awards.

Andy serves as the ecological knowledge base for the firm setting the philosophies, ethics, techniques, and principals that have made ecology + vision, llc the industry leader in successful sustainable design and ecological consultation. He is also the developer of the exclusive Greenline® design review process, a service available to municipalities and other design professionals.

Andy offers a diverse background with varied experiences in landscape architecture and ecological restoration, including natural areas masterplanning, LEED xeriscape design, green roof planting design, construction plan and specification development, interpretive signage development, wetland delineation and mitigation planning, permitting, construction observation, and vegetation monitoring & reporting. Andy has also had key roles in a multitude of traditional design projects throughout his career, including park design, commercial/retail landscape design, campus masterplanning, downtown streetscape design, subdivision development, city park planning and development, and residential estate planning.

Jenna Pfau

Jenna Whalen of ecology + vision, llcAs design associate for ecology, Jenna Pfau directs the brand development, concept, and outlook of each design project. Jenna works seamlessly with clients to provide prompt deliverables for ecological consultations, sustainable designs, and planning services. Through both computer generated and hand renderings she conveys plans and ideas to clients and consultants. Her background includes both small and large scale landscape architecture, graphic design, and ecological restoration, including master planning, natural areas design, site surveying, and problem solving. She is experienced in high-end residential design specializing in implementation of custom finishes that give each of her designs a unique character and complement existing architecture and surrounding environment. Jenna’s digital design skill set includes AutoCAD, Adobe Suites, Google SketchUp, and GIS/GPS software. She also holds an executive committee position for the American Society of Landscape Architects and is active in the green industry.