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

 
June 26, 2017

We are excited to announce that Josh Orndorff has joined us as the Director of Civil Engineering in our Washington, D.C. office! Josh brings over 16 years of experience in the Washington metro area managing public and private infrastructure and development projects. His areas of expertise include the design and construction of residential, multi-family, commercial, […]

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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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Performance Metrics for Sustainable Landscapes

 
June 5, 2017

By: Stephanie Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Today’s landscapes are asked to perform much more than functional or aesthetic services: they filter and reduce stormwater runoff, provide wildlife habitat, reduce energy consumption, improve human health, and more. As projects become more complex, and clients aim higher to meet today’s climate challenges, 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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New Intern Class Kicks Off Their First Week with a Design Charrette

 
May 29, 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: 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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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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