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Why Landscape Architecture? Why LandDesign?

 
July 19, 2016

By: Mack Drzayich, Landscape Design Intern My first exposure to landscape design was in the private residential sector. It was great being able to work one-on-one with homeowners to beautify their surroundings. I loved it. But I still yearned to create spaces that were meaningful on a larger scale – places that reached beyond the […]

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The Tools, Tricks and Techniques behind Landscape Architecture

 
July 15, 2016

By: Natalie Spinola, Landscape Design Intern As landscape architects, designers and engineers, we understand the importance of being able to express our ideas both accurately and creatively. We use a wide range of software programs from Adobe products, AutoCAD, Revit, Sketchup and Lumion as forms of communication in this profession. However, sometimes the most effective […]

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Advice from an Intern: Get an Internship

 
July 13, 2016

By: Hannah Thomas, Landscape Design Intern As a student in the field of landscape architecture, I think that at times the profession can seem daunting and intimidating. Will I remember all of this information? Are my renderings up to par? Will I be working 80 hours a week? I’m here to squander those negative, naïve […]

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Nationally-Recognized Hospitality Designer Joins LandDesign

 
July 6, 2016

Keith Bongirno Named Florida Director of Planning & Landscape Architecture ORLANDO, Fla. (July 6, 2016) – Award-winning designer of resort, hospitality and destination projects worldwide Keith Bongirno, ASLA, CLARB, has joined LandDesign as director of planning and landscape architecture. Based in the firm’s Orlando office, Bongirno will play an integral role in LandDesign’s strategic vision […]

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Symphony Park: Charlotte’s Most Entertaining Retention Pond

 
June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016 Only in Charlotte does one look forward to spending Sunday evenings in June laying on a blanket next to a 1.87-acre retention pond.   For 14 years, Symphony Park and its visually-striking 2,700 square foot covered stage, has been home to the Charlotte Symphony’s Summer Pops series. Luring an average of 4,000 […]

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Five Engineers Pass State Board PE Exam

 
May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016 Five months ago, a handful of our civil engineers decided to embark upon the dedicated task of studying for their Professional Engineering exam. If you ask any one of them, they’ll tell you it wasn’t a walk in Romare Bearden Park. They put in countless long days, scaled back on the #Beer30’s […]

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LandDesign Gains New Associate

 
February 15, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Adam Martin has been promoted to an Associate of the firm in the Charlotte office!   From growing up in the Coastal South and tinkering in his grandparent’s old barn, Adam realized his appreciation for the landscape at a young age. Later while working and traveling the world with […]

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Promotions to Wrap up a Successful 2015

 
December 22, 2015

We are excited to end the year with two more promotions that are indicative of the opportunities we have ahead of us in 2016. Chad Kovaleski has been made a Director in our new San Francisco office, and Beth Poovey is our new Director of Public Parks, Greenways and Streetscapes. As we grow and expand […]

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Take Back the Streets [and Other Public Spaces]

 
October 30, 2015

Imagine a world where cities were designed for the pedestrian; where both 8-year-old children and 80 year old grandparents could walk or bike safely; where every child has the luxury of a park or play area within a quarter mile of their house; where adults over the age of 65 felt inclusive in their community. […]

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A Tale of Two Lectures: From Carolina to California

 

“We’re both enabled and burdened by that which has come before us.”—Stefanos Polyzoides   Two lectures occurred in the same week in Charlotte. Both were conducted from bi-coastal lecturers, and both were a forum on public space, housing, and the comprehensive need to understand historical context and precedent, and proper infill development.   Tuesday’s Eye […]

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

 

Knight Foundation. 8 80 Cities. Varian Shrum. NHLR, or Neighborhood Living Room. If you haven’t been on social media lately or watched the news, these buzz words have generated a lot of attention in the Charlotte community. Varian Shrum won a $5000 grant from the Knight Foundation to create her vision—an outdoor living room in […]

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

 

Opening Bite: Alternative transportation in this town is on everyone’s radar. Gone are the days when funds were only allocated to the highway and road system, while insignificant funds went towards other viable options. Light rail transit, bike lanes and greenways have become the new mode of transportation to navigate around Charlotte. Main Characters: Staff […]

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PARK(ing) Day from Two Different Cities’ Perspectives

 
October 19, 2015

Charlotte’s 2015 PARK(ing) Day By Amanda Zullo It’s a Friday morning in the fall. The air is crisp, the sun is slowly rising and the morning commute has started making its way into Uptown Charlotte for the final day of the work week. North Tryon is already a hustle and bustle as morning patrons stroll […]

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LandDesign’s Hot with Five Summer Promotions

 
August 10, 2015

By: Brianna Meurer We are pleased to announce the promotions of Marci Bonner, Katie Pavlechko, Joe Giangrandi and Khristine Giangrandi to Associates in the Washington DC office, and Mark Kime to Associate in the Charlotte office. “Their individual contributions to this office and the firm cover all of the creative technical, project management, internal and […]

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LandDesign in the Sunshine State!

 
July 10, 2015

By: Ashley Clark Since opening our new Orlando office, many have asked, “Why Orlando?” Aside from the obvious reasons, The City Beautiful, palm trees and sunshine, we see Florida as the ideal new location to offer our nearly 40 years of experience in designing great places, both nationally and internationally.   Florida is currently adding […]

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NorthEnd: Charlotte’s Next Great Neighborhood

 
July 8, 2015

By: Richard Petersheim, Adam Martin and Amanda Zullo By 2020, Charlotte Center City will be the central hub of an “Applied Innovation Corridor,” beginning in SouthEnd, extending through Uptown and “NorthEnd”—a 5.6-square-mile[charlotteobserver.com] hip, artsy new sector north of Uptown along the North Tryon Corridor—and linking onward to the UNC Charlotte campus. While banking and hospitality institutions […]

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