About the Logo

Urban Transformations Society of Ethnobiology 2024 Annual Conference, St. Louis

The branding for the 2024 Society of Ethnobiology Conference was conceived as a modular system of simple yet expressive shapes by Arbolope Studio. Utilizing vivid colors and transparency, the interaction of these forms creates images that at once allude to animal forms (human and non-human alike); wild, cultivated, and cut plants; fungi; waterways; and even the built environment.

Arbolope Studio is an award-winning landscape architecture, urban design and public art firm based in St. Louis, MO. Founded in 2015 by L. Irene Compadre, they create legible, technologically innovative, sustainability-minded, and deeply impactful designs that contribute to the development of a happier, healthier and more connected world. Working with a variety of clients including universities, institutions, and communities, at scales ranging from intimate parks to large-scale urban plans, Arbolope is driven by the direct relationships they nurture with diverse and passionate people who want to see their communities grow and thrive.

Involved with ongoing projects at the Missouri Botanical Garden for the last half decade, they were members of the design teams responsible for the new landscapes of the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center, the Specimen Panels in the new Sassafras Cafe, as well as the soon to be completed renovation of the Linnean House, the oldest orangerie west of the Mississippi River. Learn more at arbolope.com