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In Memoriam // Stephanie Powell

May 25, 2018 / Culture

Stephanie Powell was a humble trailblazer. She joined LandDesign in 2000 as chief financial officer. It was a new position the firm created specifically for her. In 2003, she became LandDesign’s first female, and only non-design, partner. On March 25,…



People Matter: Peter Crowley

April 23, 2018 / News

Peter Crowley is a storyteller through and through. If you have the privilege of speaking with LandDesign partner and former […]

What Do Our Design Engineers Value?

February 21, 2018 / Ideas

  In honor of National Engineers Week, we’re highlighting the values of our civil engineers through designs that resulted from […]


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Larry LeMaster joins LandDesign as Chief Operating Officer

February 19, 2018 / News

Larry LeMaster, CPA has joined LandDesign as Chief Operating Officer (COO). With over 25 years of operations and financial leadership […]

Infrastructure Maintenance is Key to Managing Stormwater Runoff

January 18, 2018 / News

Stormwater runoff is the number one cause of stream impairment in urban areas. Even before hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria […]

LandDesign: The First 40 Years

January 2, 2018 / News

LandDesign was founded in January of 1978 on the belief that working hard and caring more, matter. As LandDesign’s founder, […]

Transforming Tysons [Land8x8]

December 4, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on Land8.     “Why just make something, when you can create something […]

People Matter: Beth Poovey

November 14, 2017 / Culture

I believe a person’s past forms who they are. Beth Poovey’s years of wanderlust became the journey that led to […]

Design Details: It’s the Little Things That Matter

November 7, 2017 / Ideas

If you didn’t already know, LandDesign doesn’t just create beautiful places—we create places that matter. We consider the environment of […]

Leveraging the Outdoors in Workplace Design

November 6, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Today’s workplaces are a notable departure from those of the cubicle-filled past. […]

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

October 27, 2017 / Ideas

By: Lauren Delbridge, LA Designer. Originally posted on LAF News. Landscape architecture naturally combines aspects of science, engineering, ecological understanding, and […]

Beautifying Alexandria

October 16, 2017 / News

Every year the Alexandria Beautification Commission canvases the city looking for properties and projects that represent the best beautification efforts […]

Brian Forster Joins LandDesign as Director of Civil Engineering in Orlando

October 12, 2017 / News

LandDesign is pleased to welcome Brian Forster, PE, Director of Civil Engineering, in our Orlando office. For more than 16 […]

A Walkable City is a Better City

September 19, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Intrinsic to the success of cities and the quality of life […]

Continuous Growth Matters

August 16, 2017 / News

At LandDesign, we believe that supporting the growth of our people will ensure the continued growth of our firm. To […]

Urban Design is Affecting Our Brains

August 10, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Design affects the brain. We know this intuitively, as we get […]

LandDesign Expands – New Boulder Office

August 8, 2017 / News

The latest addition to our western expansion is officially open! Brent Martin, PLA, has relocated from our Washington, D.C. office […]

People Matter: Leadership Promotions

July 27, 2017 / News

LandDesign has built its nearly 40-year reputation on high-quality client service, a passion for the work we do, and talented […]

Dallas Office Nominated for 2017 Best Places to Work

July 11, 2017 / News

Open floor plans, an abundance of natural light, foosball games, watermelon eating competitions, outdoor fire place gatherings, beer:30s, a writeable […]

Where Should We Plant Urban Trees?

July 3, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Cities are generally both warmer and more polluted than non-urban […]

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

June 26, 2017 / News

We are excited to announce that Josh Orndorff has joined us as the Director of Civil Engineering in our Washington, […]

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

June 21, 2017 / News

By: Emma Davis, Marketing Intern   Work, Study, Sleep. Repeat. This is what a group of our civil designers took […]

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

June 16, 2017 / Culture

By: Alexis Rosamilia, HR Generalist   LandDesign is in the business of creating places that matter, places that contribute to […]

Performance Metrics for Sustainable Landscapes

June 5, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Today’s landscapes are asked to perform much more than functional […]

People Matter: Dale Stewart

June 1, 2017 / Culture

Two weeks ago, employees from LandDesign’s Charlotte office built a learning garden for Idlewild Elementary School, designed as part of […]

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

May 29, 2017 / Culture

By: Emma Davis, Marketing Intern   New people, new office, new project, and for some, a new city. This is […]

People Matter: Bike to Work Spotlight

May 18, 2017 / Culture

Alison participates in National Bike to Work Day each year with co-workers in what she describes as “a bike gang […]

New Maury Playground Will Spur Student Success

May 12, 2017 / News

What started as a 2014 project for us, Maury Playground is officially open for the Matthew Maury Elementary School and […]

A Tale of Two Tree Saves

April 28, 2017 / Ideas

Saving trees was a major priority in establishing the vision of LPL Financial’s new campus on the outskirts of Kingsley […]

Everything’s Bigger in Texas: LandDesign Attends ASLA TX Conference

April 27, 2017 / News

By: Emma Davis, Marketing Intern That’s a wrap! LandDesign took on the ASLA Conference in Austin, Texas. Heth Kendrick from […]

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

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LandDesign is proud to announce Discovery at the Realm, our luxury apartment project in Dallas-Fort Worth, has won two Dallas […]

People Matter: Ashley Clark

April 25, 2017 / Culture

A professional colleague once summed up Ashley Clark this way. “Cat herder. Smart as a whip. Cool as the other […]

People Matter: Jeffrey Mis

April 12, 2017 / Culture

On the occasion of his one-year anniversary with LandDesign and the start of spring, we’d like to introduce you to […]

The Livable City Revolution

April 3, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Around the globe, cities are rediscovering their industrial land. Once […]

People Matter: Cassidy Michaux

March 22, 2017 / Culture

I feel a sense of responsibility, knowing that the design decisions we make will have a very real impact on […]

People Matter: Allison Merriman

March 16, 2017 / Culture

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all […]

People Matter: Engineer Spotlight

March 2, 2017 / Culture

Last week, the National Society of Professional Engineers celebrated National Engineers Week; an opportunity to demonstrate that engineering is more […]

People Matter: Jason Granado

February 8, 2017 / Culture

Jason comes by his aptitude for architecture naturally. His father and grandparents were involved in the carpentry and construction fields. […]

People Matter: Kathy Riley, PLA

January 12, 2017 / Culture

Kathy Riley first fell in love with urban environments as a young child living outside of San Francisco. “It wasn’t […]

People Matter: Mellissa Oliver

December 21, 2016 / Culture

Mellissa Oliver knew by the time she was in middle school that she wanted to work in the AEC field, […]

People Matter: Jake Petrosky, AICP

November 30, 2016 / Culture

At age 13, Jake Petrosky got lost on the west side of the Great Smoky Mountains while backpacking with friends. […]

Durham: A Growth Center for Revitalization

September 12, 2016 / Ideas

North Carolina has been ranked the number one growth state according to the U-Haul Migration Trends Report with the Raleigh/Durham […]

What Goats and Native Plants Have in Common

August 18, 2016 / Culture

By: Kaitlin Craig, Landscape Architect Design Intern  My original theory to replace lawn mowers in America and solve the issues […]

Creating Places the Entire Family Can Enjoy

August 16, 2016 / Ideas

Dreaming of a place to relive the nostalgia of your childhood camp experience while creating new memories with your children […]

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

August 4, 2016 / Culture

By: Katie Klug, Landscape Architect Design Intern  Aside from an exceptional firm, a unique location was one of the qualities […]

Never Stop Innovating

August 2, 2016 / Culture

By: Shelby Harden, Landscape Architect Design Intern  As landscape architects, we will embody many roles over the course of our […]

A Day in the Life of a LandDesigner Intern

July 29, 2016 / Culture

By: Lauren Delbridge, Landscape Architect Design Intern Interning with LandDesign has taught me so much about the field of Landscape […]

On the Run in a New City

July 26, 2016 / Culture

By: Griselda Ruan, Civil Engineer Design Intern I check the weather, lace up my sneakers, and put my headphones in. […]

More Than Just a 9 to 5

July 21, 2016 / Culture

By: Andrew Breit, Civil Engineer Design Intern Thursday night. To some it may mean one more day until relaxation begins […]

Why Landscape Architecture? Why LandDesign?

July 19, 2016 / Culture

By: Mack Drzayich, Landscape Design Intern My first exposure to landscape design was in the private residential sector. It was […]

The Tools, Tricks and Techniques behind Landscape Architecture

July 15, 2016 / Culture

By: Natalie Spinola, Landscape Design Intern As landscape architects, designers and engineers, we understand the importance of being able to […]

Advice from an Intern: Get an Internship

July 13, 2016 / Culture

By: Hannah Thomas, Landscape Design Intern As a student in the field of landscape architecture, I think that at times […]

Nationally-Recognized Hospitality Designer Joins LandDesign

July 6, 2016 / News

Keith Bongirno Named Florida Director of Planning & Landscape Architecture ORLANDO, Fla. (July 6, 2016) – Award-winning designer of resort, […]

Symphony Park: Charlotte’s Most Entertaining Retention Pond

June 23, 2016 / Ideas

  Only in Charlotte does one look forward to spending Sunday evenings in June laying on a blanket next to […]

Five Engineers Pass State Board PE Exam

May 31, 2016 / News

Five months ago, a handful of our civil engineers decided to embark upon the dedicated task of studying for their […]

LandDesign Gains New Associate

February 15, 2016 / Culture

We are pleased to announce that Adam Martin has been promoted to an Associate of the firm in the Charlotte […]

Promotions to Wrap up a Successful 2015

December 22, 2015 / News

We are excited to end the year with two more promotions that are indicative of the opportunities we have ahead […]

Take Back the Streets [and Other Public Spaces]

October 30, 2015 / Culture

Imagine a world where cities were designed for the pedestrian; where both 8-year-old children and 80 year old grandparents could […]

A Tale of Two Lectures: From Carolina to California

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“We’re both enabled and burdened by that which has come before us.”—Stefanos Polyzoides   Two lectures occurred in the same […]

A Neighborhood Living Room – What’s All the Buzz About?

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Knight Foundation. 8 80 Cities. Varian Shrum. NHLR, or Neighborhood Living Room. If you haven’t been on social media lately […]

Draw Back the Curtain, the XCLT Show Is About to Start

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Opening Bite: Alternative transportation in this town is on everyone’s radar. Gone are the days when funds were only allocated […]

PARK(ing) Day from Two Different Cities’ Perspectives

October 19, 2015 / Culture

Charlotte’s 2015 PARK(ing) Day By Amanda Zullo It’s a Friday morning in the fall. The air is crisp, the sun […]

LandDesign’s Hot with Five Summer Promotions

August 10, 2015 / News

By: Brianna Meurer We are pleased to announce the promotions of Marci Bonner, Katie Pavlechko, Joe Giangrandi and Khristine Giangrandi […]

LandDesign in the Sunshine State!

July 10, 2015 / News

By: Ashley Clark Since opening our new Orlando office, many have asked, “Why Orlando?” Aside from the obvious reasons, The […]

NorthEnd: Charlotte’s Next Great Neighborhood

July 8, 2015 / Ideas

By: Richard Petersheim, Adam Martin and Amanda Zullo By 2020, Charlotte Center City will be the central hub of an “Applied […]

#xclt | Follow the Progress, Be Part of the Change

July 3, 2015 / Ideas

By: Amanda Zullo Imagine a greenway that stretches 26 miles, allowing residents to travel seamlessly from one end of Charlotte […]

LandDesign Continues to Grow Leadership with New Principals

June 5, 2015 / News

We are proud to announce the addition of two new principals, Shaun Tooley, PLA, and Frank McMahan, PE, to our […]

Plays Well With Others

May 30, 2015 / Culture

By: Heth Kendrick I used to have a t-shirt that had the phrase “Plays Well With Others” written across the […]

The Nation’s Greatest Springtime Celebration

May 2, 2015 / Culture

By: Deborah Miller LandDesign stepped into spring this year as Presenting Sponsor for the National Cherry Blossom Festival‘s premiere fundraising […]

Reflecting on the Design Process at Tinner Hill

May 1, 2015 / Ideas

By: Katie Pavlechko   As a landscape architect, what’s more exciting than strapping on a pair of boots, getting out […]

Of Wizards, Lamborghinis and Story in the Design Process: The First Post in a Series

April 15, 2015 / Ideas

It’s not uncommon to see someone in full wizard garb at Volta Coffee in Gainesville, Florida.  Even aspiring conjurers need […]

Ferris Wheels: A Fad or Permanent Feature?

March 15, 2015 / Ideas

By: Gabriela Cañamar Clark Last year’s opening of the Capital Wheel, an observation wheel in the banks of the Potomac […]

Promotion to Kickoff 2015

February 2, 2015 / News

Ashley has been with LandDesign for a total of two years, and has supported marketing needs in the Charlotte office […]