“Design is in the details.” Keegan learned this lesson from his grandfather, one of the many architects and engineers in his family, and it’s this early appreciation of design that fuels Keegan’s practice as a landscape architect. His approach is rooted in that detail, carried with an urgency and understanding that the interaction of natural and built environments is crucial to our future.
Keegan grew up in Western Illinois along the Mississippi River in a town named Moline, and later attended Iowa State University where he attained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. He’s lived all over the world — including London, Rome, and Christchurch — before settling in Chicago. His favorite place in his chosen city is Montrose Harbor, where he spends time sailing, sketching at the Bird Sanctuary, and fishing on the shoreline. Keegan also enjoys long distance cycling, reading science fiction novels, and spending his available weekends camping at state parks and national forests.