Nationally-Recognized Hospitality Designer Joins LandDesign
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 to create artistic and creative places by developing the firm’s emerging Destinations practice.
Bongirno is a leader in the hospitality design industry whose work has received numerous awards including several top honors from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA). He has built a reputation for creating immersive guest experiences with a portfolio that includes large-scale themed resort properties, high-end destinations and environmentally-sensitive residential developments in the U.S., Caribbean, Asia and Middle East. Examples include:
- WaterColor Inn Beach Site, WaterColor, Fla.
- Casa Monica Hotel, St. Augustine, Fla.
- Celebration Hotel, Celebration, Fla.
- Inspiration Villas, Sand Destin, Fla.
- Redfish Village, Blue Mountain Beach, Fla.
- Hilton Grand Vacation Club, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Mount Melville Country Club and Resort, St. Andrews, Scotland
- Theme Park Resort, Marne la Vallee, France
- Hollywood Hotel, Hong Kong, China
“Keith has a passion for creating places that are engaging, entertaining and aesthetically outstanding,” said LandDesign CEO Rhett Crocker. “His 30-year career has focused on extraordinary designs that immerse people in the experience. This focus integrates well with our commitment to creating memorable and authentic places.”
Bongirno co-founded the Winter Park, Fla. architecture firm Meyer, Bongirno & Craig in 1996. Clients included Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens. In 2000, the firm became MSI following mergers with design firms in Columbus, Ohio and Pasadena, Calif. In 2011, he joined Stantec (NYSE: STN), a Canadian firm with eight Florida offices.
For nearly four decades, LandDesign has provided urban planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering, and branding to clients across the globe. With offices in Charlotte, NC; Washington DC; Dallas Tex.; Orlando, Fla. and San Francisco, Calif., the firm’s 140+ professional staff collaborate within an integrated platform of expertise, creativity and the latest communication technology. This approach allows LandDesign’s clients the advantage of the firm’s depth of services and expertise providing creative and sustainable project solutions for communities and destinations worldwide. The firm’s portfolio represents award-winning projects from urban design and large-scale community planning to intimate spaces – all with a core goal of creating meaningful places to live, work and play. www.landdesign.com.