SKØDT DESIGN is what happens when an old guy goes back to college.  Not really wanting to re-enter the corporate rat-race, SKØDT DESIGN's mission is to run on a Scandinavian Management concept of maximizing work while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.    It requires an healthy mind and spirit to design healthy and interesting outdoor spaces.  

SKØDT DESIGN is a Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOB) and Locally owned L.L.C.


Jarrett Skødt Nielsen is SKØDT DESIGN.  Attending the University of Oregon's College of Design and pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture after retiring from a career in the US Military has proven to be a perfect transition from military to civilian life.  Growing up in a small logging town in Southern Oregon, then traveling the world for over 20 years allows both an understanding of local and world contexts.  


We hired Jarrett to update and expand our landscape plan for our new medical building. Jarrett was awesome. Easy to work with, worked extremely well with the landscapers, and produced all the documents needed in a very short time. We also got some beautiful drawings and the city said our plan was “perfect”. We rarely get that kind of praise from a government institution. Thanks Jarrett!" - MD

Large Yard Master Plan - "Jarrett was incredibly thoughtful in listening to our ideas and desires for the space, and turning those into a cohesive vision demonstrated through beautiful drawings. He was always prompt on communication with suggestions where I couldn't decide or needed some advice." - AT

Yard Design - "Top notch service, very timely and an awesome design" - TT

Yard Design - "I lost several trees on my property in the last ice storm and am still very happy to live among 100 foot Douglas Firs. The circumstances, plus COVID, prompted us to rethink our landscape (and so many other things too). But I appreciated that Jarrett was able to surface considerations and give us space to think through our responses, yet also provide a structure to move through the design process attentively and with awareness. Our final design transitions us from "picking up the pieces' to the right pieces--the ones that compliment the natural beauty of our surroundings." - KR

Land Development Master Plan - "Jarrett was great to work with - good communication, reliable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him for a quality outcome." - JM

Large Yard Master Plan -"My husband and I hired Jarrett to help us design beautiful, usable spaces for our 1 acre sloping property. He did a fantastic job. He listened to our ideas and offered additions that went with our desired materials and overall feel for our spaces. If you are looking for someone to collaborate on your architectural landscape dreams without overtaking your vision, I recommend seeking Jarrett's services. He is an absolute pleasure to work with."  - HB