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What Do Our Design Engineers Value?

 
February 21, 2018

  In honor of National Engineers Week, we’re highlighting the values of our civil engineers through designs that resulted from our integrated practices.     INNOVATION At Duke Kunshan, our civil engineers designed stormwater infrastructure that allows water to rise and fall with China’s dry and wet seasons.   COLLABORATION The multi-disciplinary approach of LandDesign’s civil engineers, […]

Larry LeMaster, COO
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Larry LeMaster joins LandDesign as Chief Operating Officer

 
February 19, 2018

  Larry LeMaster, CPA has joined LandDesign as Chief Operating Officer (COO). With over 25 years of operations and financial leadership experience in the architecture and engineering industries, Larry is an expert in improving productivity, expanding business, protecting intellectual capital and keeping the technological edge.   As someone who has always moved freely between the […]

Mary Alexander
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Infrastructure Maintenance is Key to Managing Stormwater Runoff

 
January 18, 2018

  Stormwater runoff is the number one cause of stream impairment in urban areas.   Even before hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria produced catastrophic flooding in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico last year, managing stormwater runoff was a top infrastructure priority for urban areas. Stormwater runoff occurs when roads, parking lots and other impervious surfaces […]

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LandDesign: The First 40 Years

 
January 2, 2018

  LandDesign was founded in January of 1978 on the belief that working hard and caring more, matter. As LandDesign’s founder, Larry Best, will tell you, there was no grand plan for forming a new firm. He believed he could be successful because it felt right to be driven by a desire to show clients […]

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Transforming Tysons [Land8x8]

 
December 4, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on Land8.   “Why just make something, when you can create something that matters?” That’s the firm slogan that Stephanie Pankiewicz, Partner at LandDesign, considers throughout every project, and especially as she has had the opportunity to completely transform Tysons, VA. Currently known for its office parks, shopping malls, and […]

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People Matter: Beth Poovey

 
November 14, 2017

I believe a person’s past forms who they are.   Beth Poovey’s years of wanderlust became the journey that led to her role as Director of Greenways, Parks and Open Space for LandDesign. Recently, Beth shared her passion for parks as places with other park and recreation professionals as a speaker at the National Recreation […]

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Design Details: It’s the Little Things That Matter

 
November 7, 2017

  If you didn’t already know, LandDesign doesn’t just create beautiful places—we create places that matter. We consider the environment of each place we design and the people who will use it to help us identify the unique qualities that tell that project’s story. Then, we translate these ideas into smaller design details that ultimately […]

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Leveraging the Outdoors in Workplace Design

 
November 6, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Today’s workplaces are a notable departure from those of the cubicle-filled past. With a better understanding of how design affects the mind, forward-thinking companies have rethought florescent lights, desk partitions, and separate departments, opting for natural light and flexible work zones to support creativity, focus, and […]

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Olmsted Scholar Feature: Coal Ash Wastescapes – Advocating for Design Remediation

 
October 27, 2017

By: Lauren Delbridge, LA Designer. Originally posted on LAF News.   Landscape architecture naturally combines aspects of science, engineering, ecological understanding, and design in a way that sets us apart from scientists, engineers, ecologists and other designers. We as a profession have the skill set to tackle large-scale issues, which is an aspect of the field […]

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Beautifying Alexandria

 
October 16, 2017

Every year the Alexandria Beautification Commission canvases the city looking for properties and projects that represent the best beautification efforts in Alexandria. Beautification includes improvements to a community encompassing landscaping, architecture, and sustainable environmental practices creating a healthier community and higher quality of life. Landscape architects Gabriela, Matt and Susan attended the awards ceremony on […]

Brian Forster
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Brian Forster Joins LandDesign as Director of Civil Engineering in Orlando

 
October 12, 2017

LandDesign is pleased to welcome Brian Forster, PE, Director of Civil Engineering, in our Orlando office. For more than 16 years, Brian has been involved in numerous high profile projects in the Central Florida region. His expertise includes the design and construction of residential, hospitality and entertainment projects.   “Brian’s experience working in a multidisciplinary […]

Walkable Downtown Tysons
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A Walkable City is a Better City

 
September 19, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Intrinsic to the success of cities and the quality of life they offer is how people move within them. For the past century, the car has been the central consideration in the design and planning of our urban areas. Increasingly, however, the car-dominated planning era […]

LandDesign DC
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Continuous Growth Matters

 
August 16, 2017

At LandDesign, we believe that supporting the growth of our people will ensure the continued growth of our firm. To support this growth, we have identified new opportunities to recognize rising leaders in each of our six offices through the creation of new leadership roles and job promotions. The contributions of the following individuals to […]

romare-bearden-park
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Urban Design is Affecting Our Brains

 
August 10, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Design affects the brain. We know this intuitively, as we get frustrated when poor wayfinding causes us to get us lost or we feel renewed after a run in the park, but only recently are we starting to understand how and why. Our immediate environment […]

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LandDesign Expands – New Boulder Office

 
August 8, 2017

The latest addition to our western expansion is officially open! Brent Martin, PLA, has relocated from our Washington, D.C. office to lead the Boulder, CO office as Managing Principal. This move actualizes our commitment to bring LandDesign’s 40 years of experience and expertise to the region and to support the growth and development of the […]

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People Matter: Leadership Promotions

 
July 27, 2017

LandDesign has built its nearly 40-year reputation on high-quality client service, a passion for the work we do, and talented people who make the process fun.   Last month, some 25 leaders of LandDesign gathered to discuss the firm’s growth and how to deliver on our brand promise: Great people, working for the best clients, […]

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