Southview Design was fortunate to have two bright design interns working with us this summer. Abby Dussault (from Utah State University) and Ben Smail (North Dakota State University) worked with designers and design associates to help produce landscape plans for our clients. We appreciated all their hard work this summer.

During their landscaping internships with Southview Design, students move through design/build, landscape care, enhancements, and business/marketing, getting a glimpse into what the green industry has to offer after college.

Abby Dussault | Utah State University

Abby is a senior in the Landscape Architect program at Utah State with a minor in Sustainable Systems. She has an artistic flair; loves drawing, photography, and being outdoors. Her idea of a great trip is to travel and study landscapes in different parts of the country. Her first job in this industry was doing maintenance at a golf course. After graduation, Abby will be looking for a job in the residential sector. She is most comfortable working directly with clients to give them the landscape of their dreams.

Ben Smail | North Dakota State University

Ben is working on a Landscape Architect degree from North Dakota State University. His interest in landscape design as a career started at an early age. He worked with the DNR to make the family lake property more usable. When it was done, he felt a sense of pride to have built something. He is teaching his younger siblings what he has learned and hopes they will follow his lead and seek careers in the green industry. Ben will tell you he’s a “people person”. He likes to think he understands what potential clients want and believes he can make lives better through landscape design.

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