Debb Smith - Landscape Design

9bark DESIGN Landscape Architecture

Debb Smith is the principal and founder of 9bark DESIGN Landscape Architecture.

Debb graduated with a B.S. in Landscape Horticulture, Design/Build in 1994 from Colorado State University and in 1996 graduated with a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Colorado-Denver.

During her educational years, Debb worked summers for Phase One Landscapes, a design/build firm in Denver, CO and spent one summer as an intern at the Denver Botanic Gardens.

Upon completing her MLA degree in 1996, Debb joined the landscape architecture firm, Civitas Inc., in Denver, CO where she worked as a landscape architect for 5 years. After moving to Gallatin Gateway, MT in 2001, Debb worked briefly for Fischer and Associates in Billings, MT prior to its purchase by EDAW.

While working for these firms, Debb worked on a variety of large-scale projects; Development Planning, Campus Planning and Design, Transportation, Parks, Recreation and Trails, Institutional and Corporate Campuses, Commercial Development, Residential Design and Construction Implementation and Administration.

The experience she gained from working as a member of these design teams established a solid base of experience in both process, design, client relations and project management.

Since establishing 9bark DESIGN in 2003, Debb has focused primarily on residential design in the greater Gallatin Valley, Big Sky and West Yellowstone.   9bark DESIGN teams with other design professionals as needed for each project; design professionals & craftsmen such as architects, engineers, masons, and landscape contractors.


Registered Landscape Architect, State of Montana, #169
Certified by CLARB, Council of Landscape Architecture
Registration Boards


ASLA, American Society of Landscape Architects
MT/ID Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects
Montana Nursery and Landscape Association



Blanchford Landscape Group
Westscape Nursery
Wildwood Nursery
Circle H Growers

Challenger Landscaping
Zone 4 Magazine
Reese Creek Tree Farm
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