Habitat Architects, LLC derives its name from the term "habitat architecture."  Habitat architecture is the process of combining independent habitats such as uplands, woodland, prairie, wetlands, etc. along with man-made habitats to improve long term habitat function and site sustainability.  

Habitat Architects, LLC was established in 2007 as a firm specialized in providing habitat restoration and biological studies for public and private sector clients.  Since 2007, Habitat Architects has diversified our project capabilities by adding expertise in biology, ecology, engineering, wildlife biology, and environmental sciences.  We offer more than 60 years of combined experience working on a wide variety of projects including environmental permitting and compliance, habitat restoration, natural resource inventories, biological studies, stormwater design and monitoring, and hazardous materials investigations.  As market trends continue to move toward incorporating natural habitats into site designs, and Federal regulations demand stricter compliance and mitigation for resource impacts, Habitat Architects can assist land managers, developers and municipalities meet their permitting requirements and help bring desired habitat architecture into the design process.  

Habitat Architects, LLC is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.



Shannon W. Tyree


 Shannon is the President and owner of Habitat Architects, LLC and a Restoration Ecologist with more than 20 years of experience. His background includes; project management, wetland delineations, Section 404 permits, field site inventories, habitat restoration design and construction, vegetation assessments, threatened and endangered species surveys, ecological monitoring, habitat evaluations and NEPA documentation.   

Jonathan L. Polak


Jonathan is Vice President and owner of Habitat Architects, LLC and a Professional Engineer with over 19 years of environmental science and engineering experience. His background includes; ecological design for stream and wetland mitigation projects,  Section 404 and Section 401 permitting, stormwater monitoring and reporting, natural resource inventories, habitat restoration and management, Phase I and II ESA's, and NEPA documentation.