ABOUT OMNI

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WHAT

CREATING VALUE

Omni Ecosystems® creates sustainable green infrastructure by inventing, designing, supplying, constructing, and maintaining working landscapes. Working landscapes work, and work for you by providing environmental, social, and financial benefits beyond a typical landscape.

Working landscapes provide natural beauty and can stack functions, such as managing stormwater, growing crops, creating habitats, and serving as engaging spaces for people.


WHY

RESTORING BALANCE

We believe that integrating natural and dynamic landscapes into the places we live and work is a fundamental building block of resilient cities and of healthier and happier humans.

By infusing nature into our daily lives, Omni Ecosystems brings balance to the built environment, and nurtures a meaningful re-connection with nature.


WHO

INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMWORK

Omni Ecosystems encompasses five disciplines: Omni Innovation, Omni Products, Omni Workshop, Omni Construction and Omni Stewardship.

Our team includes experts in microbiology, ecology, landscape architecture, architecture, horticulture, green infrastructure, logistics, and construction. Teaming across disciplines, Omni provides solutions for ecosystem design, implementation and management.


HOW

ECOSYSTEMS APPROACH

Omni’s vertically-integrated structure provides expert knowledge throughout any - or all - phases of a project. It reflects our core value to achieve the triple bottom line: we deliver solutions for superior environmental, social, and financial results.

When Omni’s full capacities are engaged, together our five disciplines collectively steward the seed of an idea into a remarkable living landscape for the long-term.


WHERE

OPERATING NATIONWIDE

Omni is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) headquartered in Chicago. We have team members located from the East to West coasts, and projects spanning the country, from Boston to San Francisco, Atlanta to Minneapolis.



OMNI MILESTONES

  • 2006

    First green roof application using Omni Infinity Growing Media.

  • 2009

    Company founded; Molly Meyer and Michael Repkin begin collaboration on commercial development of Omni Green Roof.

  • 2012

    The Omni Green Roof™ goes to market, and the Omni Tapestry™ is invented for the Thompson Hotel in downtown Chicago.

  • 2013

    Molly Meyer and Michael Repkin define their alternative green roof system in “Beyond Extensive and Intensive: Defining the Comprehensive Green Roof,” published in the Cities Alive Conference Proceedings.

  • 2014

    Omni® wins its first Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities for the Kimball Avenue project. Molly wins the Urban Land Institute Chicago Young Visionary Award, Curbed National Young Gun recognition, and ENR Midwest Top 20 Under 40.

  • 2015

    Omni Terrain™, a new method for greening and remediating brownfields, is developed and used in its first application. Omni featured in Conscious Company Magazine and Landscape Architecture Magazine.

  • 2016

    Molly and Michael Skowlund found the landscape architecture studio Omni Workshop™; Omni grows a rooftop wheat field and organizes the first-known green roof grain harvest, prompting a visit and public recognition from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Omni expands its work nationwide, completing projects from Boston to San Francisco.

  • 2017

    A year of accolades: Omni wins two Awards of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a merit award in Landscape Architectural Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects, and Social Equity Green Building Market Leadership Award from USGBC Massachusetts.

  • 2018

    Omni completes landmark projects at McDonald’s new corporate headquarters and McDonald’s flagship restaurant located in Chicago; Omni and Recover Green Roofs win joint Award of Excellence from Green Roofs for Healthy Cities for their green roof at the Harvard Business School; Molly gives presentations for USGBC Greenbuild, ASLA Annual Meeting, ULI Chicago Women’s Leadership Initiative, CREW Chicago, ICSC Centerbuild Conference, Chautauqua Institution, Chicago Architecture Foundation, IIT architecture guest lecture, and GRHC’s Cities Alive Conference, representing Omni as an expert in urban agriculture, green infrastructure, and resilient landscapes.