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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Dallas Office Nominated for 2017 Best Places to Work

 
July 11, 2017

Open floor plans, an abundance of natural light, foosball games, watermelon eating competitions, outdoor fire place gatherings, beer:30s, a writeable surface wall – just a few of the items you’ll find in our Dallas office. A true testament to the culture and atmosphere our colleagues have cultivated over the years, led by Brian Dench, PE, […]

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Where Should We Plant Urban Trees?

 
July 3, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Cities are generally both warmer and more polluted than non-urban areas, as paved surfaces absorb heat, leading to increased energy consumption, and vehicle and human activity produces waste and airborne particulate matter. These have huge negative consequences for human health, but a dense urban tree […]

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Josh Orndorff Joins LandDesign as Director of Civil Engineering in D.C.

 
June 26, 2017

We are excited to announce that Josh Orndorff has joined us as the Director of Civil Engineering in our Washington, D.C. office! Josh brings over 16 years of experience in the Washington metro area managing public and private infrastructure and development projects. His areas of expertise include the design and construction of residential, multi-family, commercial, […]

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Six Civil Designers Walk into a PE Exam…And Pass!

 
June 21, 2017

By: Emma Davis, Marketing Intern   Work, Study, Sleep. Repeat. This is what a group of our civil designers took on in preparation for their Professional Engineering exams. Recently, Paul Benton, Barrett Blackburn, Kate Goodman, Dan Melvin, Aly Moniaci, and Gurveer Uppal from our Charlotte office took the dreaded eight hour exam. Ultimately, their hard […]

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Designing a Better Lifestyle for our Employees: LandDesign Recognized as Healthiest Employer

 
June 16, 2017

By: Alexis Rosamilia, HR Generalist   LandDesign is in the business of creating places that matter, places that contribute to peoples’ health and happiness. One of our priorities in HR is to design a wellness program that contributes to and facilitates the health and well-being of all our colleagues. Recently, LandDesign was recognized by Charlotte […]

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Performance Metrics for Sustainable Landscapes

 
June 5, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Today’s landscapes are asked to perform much more than functional or aesthetic services: they filter and reduce stormwater runoff, provide wildlife habitat, reduce energy consumption, improve human health, and more. As projects become more complex, and clients aim higher to meet today’s climate challenges, the […]

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