Who We Are

HABITATwas founded by the pursuit of adding value to hospitality and residential projects through the use of landscape. We are dedicated to creating the best outdoor spaces for people to interact with; connecting them with nature and with others.

After more than a decade working as a landscape designer with world-renowned landscape architecture and planning firms, it became clear there must be a better way to serve the landscape and hospitality industries. Landscape is often overlooked and/or undervalued in the hospitality and residential industry, but perhaps it simply takes a greater understanding and focus by those setting the parameters. With a unique approach to how landscape is integrated within each project, we strive to create dynamic and vibrant outdoor spaces that will stand out from the crowd and increase the value of each property.

We explore the world analyzing what makes a project work. Understanding the client, the objectives, the culture, and the land is at the heart of what we do.

Ben Noyes

Founder, Landscape Architect

Ben has been practicing landscape architecture around the world, working for the past 16 years throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Asia. In each project he strives to find inspiration in the local environment; using native materials, and capitalizing on each site’s natural opportunities. He’s passionate about connecting people with nature and enhancing the way in which we interact. Through design, he strives to find the perfect balance between function, comfort, and beauty while trying to improve the way we experience outdoor spaces and increase value for both human well-being and clients.

Ben graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Regional and Community Planning from Kansas State University. He later achieved a Master’s Degree in Architectural Management from I.E. University in Madrid, Spain. He has been a licensed landscape architect since 2018. 

Kristen Jensen

Project Manager

Kristen received her Associates Degree in Architecture with a minor in business from Miami Dade College and a Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She believes that when the elements of design are truly understood, they can be implemented in any form of design; as she has successfully done through landscape design.

She has worked in the landscape architecture field for over 10 years. She enjoys creating spaces that help bring the design from the inside out; not only creating cohesive designs between architecture, interior design, and landscape, but also functional and aesthetically pleasing designs. Creating spaces that anyone and everyone can enjoy. Spaces that you want to see and experience because that space truly comes to life.