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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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New Intern Class Kicks Off Their First Week with a Design Charrette

 
June 13, 2017

By: Emma Davis, Marketing Intern   New people, new office, new project, and for some, a new city. This is what our newest class of interns took on as they started their first week at the Charlotte office.   After some introductions, a tour of the office, and a trip around surrounding Charlotte neighborhoods, the […]

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People Matter: Dale Stewart

 
June 1, 2017

Two weeks ago, employees from LandDesign’s Charlotte office built a learning garden for Idlewild Elementary School, designed as part of a firm-wide partnership with REAL School Gardens. The organization is a labor of love for LandDesign Partner Dale Stewart who is creating a lasting and positive impact on two of the most compelling issues that […]

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People Matter: Bike to Work Spotlight

 
May 18, 2017

Alison participates in National Bike to Work Day each year with co-workers in what she describes as “a bike gang of landscape architects rolling deep through the streets of Alexandria.”   Bike-friendly places matter. Bike To Work Day is part of a national movement to make America bike friendly. What does that mean? It means […]

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New Maury Playground Will Spur Student Success

 
May 12, 2017

What started as a 2014 project for us, Maury Playground is officially open for the Matthew Maury Elementary School and community!   Landscape Architects, Gabriela Cañamar Clark and Susan England, had the pleasure of attending the balloon-filled ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 21. In between rain storms, students helped cut the ribbon along with […]

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A Tale of Two Tree Saves

 
April 28, 2017

Saving trees was a major priority in establishing the vision of LPL Financial’s new campus on the outskirts of Kingsley Town Center in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The site was designed with the intent that employees be able to engage with nature and walk within the trees without realizing they are surrounded by development. The […]

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Dallas Multi-Family Project Recognized with Best Outdoor Living Space Award

 
April 27, 2017

LandDesign is proud to announce Discovery at the Realm, our luxury apartment project in Dallas-Fort Worth, has won two Dallas Builders Association Awards: Best Outdoor Living Space and Best Architectural Design-Multi-Family Community, Apartment or Condominium. In collaboration with 505Design and BB+M Architecture, we had the opportunity to work with project developer, Bright Realty, to bring their unique […]

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People Matter: Ashley Clark

 
April 25, 2017

A professional colleague once summed up Ashley Clark this way. “Cat herder. Smart as a whip. Cool as the other side of the pillow.”   Unlike some, Ashley had no idea what she wanted to be when she grew up. “I had way too many interests! I loved art, but also math. I liked to […]

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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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