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State Commission: Minnesota

Peter MacDonagh

Sr. Landscape Arch. FASLA - MnDOT GRR Technical Advisor

Peter MacDonagh, horticulturist, landscape architect grew up in Ireland. As a lad he picked potatoes, gardened around his family’s 1700 thatched home, messed about in streams & read Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn’s Mississippi River adventures. Peter & Elizabeth, his wife/partner/architect met at the University of Minnesota (UofMN) and did a joint thesis on a Mississippi River Interpretive Center on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis for the northern portion of that great river (Cairo to Ithasca). Peter & Elizabeth founded & ran the Kestrel Design Group for 30+ years & sold the business portion to a client in 2020. Elizabeth, Peter & their twin daughters share a home, while their twins attend college. Peter’s been adjunct faculty in the College of Design at the UofMN for 20+ years, loves his family, enjoys gardening, riding his electric bike & is grateful that Minnesota has been so Nice to him.

Position Held

  • Technical Committee
    • Transportation Committee Member

Contact Info

  • Address
    2000 Blackberry Lane
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Home Phone
    (612) 730-4381
  • Cell Phone
    (651) 391-0048
  • Email

National Office Contact Information


National MRPC Office
PO Box 7395
Madison, WI 53707-7395


Toll Free: 866-763-8310
E-mail: [email protected]