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

 

By: Emma Davis, Marketing Intern   That’s a wrap! LandDesign took on the ASLA Conference in Austin, Texas. Heth Kendrick from our Dallas office alongside Beth Poovey and Jake Petrosky from our Charlotte office shared their expertise, speaking Tuesday and Thursday respectively.     Heth Kendrick kicked off LandDesign’s involvement in the conference, speaking on […]

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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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The Livable City Revolution

 
April 3, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Around the globe, cities are rediscovering their industrial land. Once sustained by industry, in some places, much of this urban infrastructure has closed down, with only the bones remaining. Today, cities are drawing all types – techies, bankers, artists, and immigrants alike – but space […]

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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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People Matter: Jake Petrosky, AICP

 
November 30, 2016

At age 13, Jake Petrosky got lost on the west side of the Great Smoky Mountains while backpacking with friends. “We were lost for about 36 hours.”   I think that is when my affinity for maps began.   “There were news crews and heat seeking helicopters. Two of us followed a game trail down […]

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Durham: A Growth Center for Revitalization

 
September 12, 2016

North Carolina has been ranked the number one growth state according to the U-Haul Migration Trends Report with the Raleigh/Durham area consistently showing high-growth numbers. They have found themselves as number nine on Forbe’s America’s Fastest Growing Cities 2016 with a 2015 growth rate of 1.27% and a projected 0.93% for 2016. Raleigh has led […]

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What Goats and Native Plants Have in Common

 
August 18, 2016

By: Kaitlin Craig, Landscape Architect Design Intern  My original theory to replace lawn mowers in America and solve the issues of lawn management, consisted of everyone buying goats. However, it turns out goats don’t really like to eat just grass and prefer brush and weeds, too. Following this little fact came more issues with my […]

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