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People Matter: Jeffrey Mis

 
April 12, 2017

On the occasion of his one-year anniversary with LandDesign and the start of spring, we’d like to introduce you to our favorite horticulturist.   Family matters. Jeff Mis and his brother were raised in a multi-generational family in the blue collar “Region” of northwest Indiana outside of Chicago. His mom is the dean of students […]

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People Matter: Cassidy Michaux

 
March 22, 2017

I feel a sense of responsibility, knowing that the design decisions we make will have a very real impact on the Earth and people’s lives.   Balance and the environment matter. Cassidy Michaux was born outside of Philadelphia. His father was a landscape architect and pragmatist; his mother a “hippie who preached living a life […]

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People Matter: Allison Merriman

 
March 16, 2017

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost   Allison Merriman’s career path is not the typical journey of a registered landscape architect. But, it has made all the difference to the perspective she brings to her role at […]

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People Matter: Engineer Spotlight

 
March 2, 2017

Last week, the National Society of Professional Engineers celebrated National Engineers Week; an opportunity to demonstrate that engineering is more than just solving problems using math and science and to elevate the public dialogue about the need for more kids to consider a career in engineering.   We asked several of LandDesign’s young professionals to […]

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People Matter: Jason Granado

 
February 8, 2017

Jason comes by his aptitude for architecture naturally. His father and grandparents were involved in the carpentry and construction fields. They even built the South Florida house where Jason grew up. “I was always fixing things and building things.”   His high school interest in automotives – “taking cars apart and putting them back together” […]

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People Matter: Kathy Riley, PLA

 
January 12, 2017

Kathy Riley first fell in love with urban environments as a young child living outside of San Francisco. “It wasn’t the FAO Schwarz toy store, Ghirardelli Square and its chocolate factory or Golden Gate Park that got me excited about trips into the city. It was a narrow courtyard between two buildings that had a […]

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People Matter: Mellissa Oliver

 
December 21, 2016

Mellissa Oliver knew by the time she was in middle school that she wanted to work in the AEC field, inspired by the grandness of built environments and a love for art.   Growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina, she remembers taking car rides with her mom, and “looking out the window and seeing all […]

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People Matter: Jake Petrosky, AICP

 
November 30, 2016

At age 13, Jake Petrosky got lost on the west side of the Great Smoky Mountains while backpacking with friends. “We were lost for about 36 hours.”   I think that is when my affinity for maps began.   “There were news crews and heat seeking helicopters. Two of us followed a game trail down […]

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Durham: A Growth Center for Revitalization

 
September 12, 2016

North Carolina has been ranked the number one growth state according to the U-Haul Migration Trends Report with the Raleigh/Durham area consistently showing high-growth numbers. They have found themselves as number nine on Forbe’s America’s Fastest Growing Cities 2016 with a 2015 growth rate of 1.27% and a projected 0.93% for 2016. Raleigh has led […]

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What Goats and Native Plants Have in Common

 
August 18, 2016

By: Kaitlin Craig, Landscape Architect Design Intern  My original theory to replace lawn mowers in America and solve the issues of lawn management, consisted of everyone buying goats. However, it turns out goats don’t really like to eat just grass and prefer brush and weeds, too. Following this little fact came more issues with my […]

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Creating Places the Entire Family Can Enjoy

 
August 16, 2016

Dreaming of a place to relive the nostalgia of your childhood camp experience while creating new memories with your children and family? The essence of a true multigenerational, summer getaway awaits at Camp Lake James where you can shut off your phone, unplug and enjoy your natural surroundings and company.   Just a short drive […]

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Wandering, Wondering: Musings of a Hoosier in the Land of the Pines

 
August 4, 2016

By: Katie Klug, Landscape Architect Design Intern  Aside from an exceptional firm, a unique location was one of the qualities I was looking for in an internship experience. A born-and-raised Hoosier, I was seeking to expand my boundaries outside of the Midwest this summer. LandDesign has provided me with the opportunity to check both of […]

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Never Stop Innovating

 
August 2, 2016

By: Shelby Harden, Landscape Architect Design Intern  As landscape architects, we will embody many roles over the course of our careers: designer, environmental steward, urban planner, storyteller and innovator. Particularly in the tech-driven world we live in today, embracing innovations is paramount to good design and successful careers.   One of my favorite aspects of […]

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A Day in the Life of a LandDesigner Intern

 
July 29, 2016

By: Lauren Delbridge, Landscape Architect Design Intern Interning with LandDesign has taught me so much about the field of Landscape Architecture, but even more about what it’s like to be a part of collaborative and enthusiastic firm culture.  Each day spent in the office, I learn what working as a LandDesign intern means to me. […]

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On the Run in a New City

 
July 26, 2016

By: Griselda Ruan, Civil Engineer Design Intern I check the weather, lace up my sneakers, and put my headphones in. It’s a good day when it’s 7:00 PM and Florida’s daily thunderstorm has passed by, meaning it’s time to wind down with a nice run around town. Shortly after moving to Orlando to start my […]

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More Than Just a 9 to 5

 
July 21, 2016

By: Andrew Breit, Civil Engineer Design Intern Thursday night. To some it may mean one more day until relaxation begins or to some – even reliving their college years with “Thirsty Thursday.” But to those at LandDesign who are part of the team, Trivia Matters, it means trivia night at The Local.   Within my […]

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