The Studio

Sharon Dickson

Sharon Dickson PLA | ASLA

sdickson@dicksondesignstudio.com

Principal

Sharon graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. She is a licensed landscape architect in the States of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. She has 20 years of experience and proven ability to achieve the project vision and goals of her clients. A member of the Illinois Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (ILASLA) and community volunteer, Sharon demonstrates commitment and appreciation for the profession. Sharon resides in a northwest suburb of Chicago with her husband and children.

Jeff Torrens

Jeff Torrens PLA | ASLA

jtorrens@dicksondesignstudio.com

Senior Project Manager

Jeff is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. He is a licensed Landscape Architect in Illinois and Ohio with over 25 years of experience in land planning and has an affinity for producing plans that meet the needs of the client and the community. He has helped produce plans for hundreds of built communities, commercial properties, and distribution centers, throughout the Chicagoland region and beyond. He has also helped manage projects for municipalities including feasibility studies for vacant land, parks, streetscapes, and community identity improvements. Jeff is a long-time volunteer in a local children’s ministry, a runner, cyclist, and enjoys golf. He resides in a northwest suburb of Chicago with his wife and is adjusting to life with grown children.

Meghann Carpenter

Meghann Carpenter QRS | QSP | RESA

mcarpenter@dicksondesignstudio.com

Design Associate

Meghann began her career working in management and visual merchandising for a leading national brand. She continued her education graduating from Midwest Staging Redesign Institute with a certification as a Qualified Redesign Specialist and a Qualified Staging Professional. As a member of the Real Estate Staging Association, she is passionate about discovering the untapped potential to create functional and beautiful spaces. Meghann enjoys working out, volunteering at her kids’ school, biking with her family, and reading. She resides in a northwest suburb of Chicago with her husband, daughters, and two dogs.