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

 
August 4, 2016

By: Katie Klug, Landscape Architect Design Intern  Aside from an exceptional firm, a unique location was one of the qualities I was looking for in an internship experience. A born-and-raised Hoosier, I was seeking to expand my boundaries outside of the Midwest this summer. LandDesign has provided me with the opportunity to check both of […]

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Never Stop Innovating

 
August 2, 2016

By: Shelby Harden, Landscape Architect Design Intern  As landscape architects, we will embody many roles over the course of our careers: designer, environmental steward, urban planner, storyteller and innovator. Particularly in the tech-driven world we live in today, embracing innovations is paramount to good design and successful careers.   One of my favorite aspects of […]

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A Day in the Life of a LandDesigner Intern

 
July 29, 2016

By: Lauren Delbridge, Landscape Architect Design Intern Interning with LandDesign has taught me so much about the field of Landscape Architecture, but even more about what it’s like to be a part of collaborative and enthusiastic firm culture.  Each day spent in the office, I learn what working as a LandDesign intern means to me. […]

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On the Run in a New City

 
July 26, 2016

By: Griselda Ruan, Civil Engineer Design Intern I check the weather, lace up my sneakers, and put my headphones in. It’s a good day when it’s 7:00 PM and Florida’s daily thunderstorm has passed by, meaning it’s time to wind down with a nice run around town. Shortly after moving to Orlando to start my […]

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More Than Just a 9 to 5

 
July 21, 2016

By: Andrew Breit, Civil Engineer Design Intern Thursday night. To some it may mean one more day until relaxation begins or to some – even reliving their college years with “Thirsty Thursday.” But to those at LandDesign who are part of the team, Trivia Matters, it means trivia night at The Local.   Within my […]

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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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