BEN YOUNG  Principal, Owner | Landscape Architect  With experience in gardening, the construction trades, and the arts, Ben brings a wide assortment of skills and background to each project. He believes that each garden and landscape design is best approached as a synthesis of both built/ human influenced forms and those we find in nature: without one, it is often difficult to see the other. It's the combination of both that excites and motivates.  Ben splits his time between projects in the metro NY area and the mountain west and is often seen looking for trace paper and random pencils. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Cornell University in Landscape Architecture and is a Licensed Landscape Architect in ID, MT, and CT.

BEN YOUNG
Principal, Owner | Landscape Architect

With experience in gardening, the construction trades, and the arts, Ben brings a wide assortment of skills and background to each project. He believes that each garden and landscape design is best approached as a synthesis of both built/ human influenced forms and those we find in nature: without one, it is often difficult to see the other. It's the combination of both that excites and motivates.

Ben splits his time between projects in the metro NY area and the mountain west and is often seen looking for trace paper and random pencils. He holds a Bachelors Degree from Cornell University in Landscape Architecture and is a Licensed Landscape Architect in ID, MT, and CT.

CHASE GOULEY  Principal, Owner | Landscape Architect  Co-heading the Sun Valley, Idaho office, Chase Gouley’s hands on approach and big picture vision brings great creativity and excitement to each design. With an overwhelming knowledge in the landscape construction industry, Chase’s passion for design, onsite construction management, and collaborative effort allows for seamless installation and successful projects.  Born and raised in Sun Valley Idaho, Chase spent most of his time outdoors. It was there he found his love for the land traveling throughout the Rocky Mountain range eventually landing in Bozeman Montana where he earned a Bachelor’s in Landscape Design and Horticulture. Chase joined the BYLA team in 2005 and has added great value since, his moto is “It’s not about the design, it’s about the relationship created along the way.”

CHASE GOULEY
Principal, Owner | Landscape Architect

Co-heading the Sun Valley, Idaho office, Chase Gouley’s hands on approach and big picture vision brings great creativity and excitement to each design. With an overwhelming knowledge in the landscape construction industry, Chase’s passion for design, onsite construction management, and collaborative effort allows for seamless installation and successful projects.

Born and raised in Sun Valley Idaho, Chase spent most of his time outdoors. It was there he found his love for the land traveling throughout the Rocky Mountain range eventually landing in Bozeman Montana where he earned a Bachelor’s in Landscape Design and Horticulture. Chase joined the BYLA team in 2005 and has added great value since, his moto is “It’s not about the design, it’s about the relationship created along the way.”

BOB BIRKELAND  Landscape Architect  Born in Seattle, Bob has spent time in Sun Valley since childhood, skiing Baldy and Galena and recently made the Wood River Valley his home. For 30 years he has practiced landscape architecture, completing projects throughout Washington, California, and Utah. Bob strives to meld architecture and landscape into a seamless composition, highlighting the client’s aesthetic sensibilities and the unique Valley setting.  Bob holds degrees in East Asian Aesthetics and Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington and is licensed in Washington and California.

BOB BIRKELAND
Landscape Architect

Born in Seattle, Bob has spent time in Sun Valley since childhood, skiing Baldy and Galena and recently made the Wood River Valley his home. For 30 years he has practiced landscape architecture, completing projects throughout Washington, California, and Utah. Bob strives to meld architecture and landscape into a seamless composition, highlighting the client’s aesthetic sensibilities and the unique Valley setting.

Bob holds degrees in East Asian Aesthetics and Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington and is licensed in Washington and California.

 
ASHLEY BOAND  Landscape Designer | Project Manager  Seattle born -- Idaho raised -- Oregon and Rome educated. With a diverse array of places to call home, Ashley brings a contemporary, urban view on landscape design to the drafting table. New to the construction game, but eager to learn, and with a strong eye for detail, she sees projects through from start to finish. From initial client meetings, all the way down to the finish and fabric for your outdoor furniture, she wants to see your finished project picture (and Pinterest) perfect!  Having started her life in Seattle and spending her entire higher education at the University of Oregon, with a brief stint in Rome, for a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Ashley returned to the mountains in 2013 to begin her professional career with BYLA. “You can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl.”

ASHLEY BOAND
Landscape Designer | Project Manager

Seattle born -- Idaho raised -- Oregon and Rome educated. With a diverse array of places to call home, Ashley brings a contemporary, urban view on landscape design to the drafting table. New to the construction game, but eager to learn, and with a strong eye for detail, she sees projects through from start to finish. From initial client meetings, all the way down to the finish and fabric for your outdoor furniture, she wants to see your finished project picture (and Pinterest) perfect!

Having started her life in Seattle and spending her entire higher education at the University of Oregon, with a brief stint in Rome, for a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Ashley returned to the mountains in 2013 to begin her professional career with BYLA. “You can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl.”

TIM BOWLER  Landscape Designer | Project Manager  Tim may be Idaho born and raised but don’t let his native charm fool you; he is well cultured and well-traveled. Having spent time in Europe, Australia, and China, Tim brings a worldly view on landscapes to the design team. On the other hand, at a more local level, he has lived in resorts throughout the Rockies – Utah, Montana, and Idaho are just a few places he has planted his roots. With a background in landscape construction, Tim not only has a great understanding of mountain living, but he understands mountain building.  Showcasing a strong drive to continue his education and learn more about different design practices throughout the country, Tim has found himself involved in projects from Idaho and Montana, to New York and Connecticut. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Utah State University, accompanied by an Associates in Horticulture, Tim is a key asset to the BYLA team.

TIM BOWLER
Landscape Designer | Project Manager

Tim may be Idaho born and raised but don’t let his native charm fool you; he is well cultured and well-traveled. Having spent time in Europe, Australia, and China, Tim brings a worldly view on landscapes to the design team. On the other hand, at a more local level, he has lived in resorts throughout the Rockies – Utah, Montana, and Idaho are just a few places he has planted his roots. With a background in landscape construction, Tim not only has a great understanding of mountain living, but he understands mountain building.

Showcasing a strong drive to continue his education and learn more about different design practices throughout the country, Tim has found himself involved in projects from Idaho and Montana, to New York and Connecticut. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Utah State University, accompanied by an Associates in Horticulture, Tim is a key asset to the BYLA team.

 
KRISTINE ROBISON  Junior Staff

KRISTINE ROBISON
Junior Staff

SCOTT LEBSACK  Landscape Architect | IT Extraordinaire  An Idaho native, Scott is a Vandal with a Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture. He began his career in northern California working on parks and public spaces around Sacramento and the Central Valley. Since returning to Idaho, his work has included design and project management of everything from residential projects to public schools, banks and other commercial projects.  His career has focused on the technical aspects of grading and construction, and the integration of technology in practice. Scott is a Licensed Landscape Architect in the state of Idaho.

SCOTT LEBSACK
Landscape Architect | IT Extraordinaire

An Idaho native, Scott is a Vandal with a Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture. He began his career in northern California working on parks and public spaces around Sacramento and the Central Valley. Since returning to Idaho, his work has included design and project management of everything from residential projects to public schools, banks and other commercial projects.

His career has focused on the technical aspects of grading and construction, and the integration of technology in practice. Scott is a Licensed Landscape Architect in the state of Idaho.