For nearly 40 years, our uncompromising passion for what we do has characterized our people and our work. We believe that taking the safe and easy path prevents our clients from uncovering the unique and innovative solutions that make a place truly different and instill in it a spirit that engages those who experience it.
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Shaun is a Principal and Landscape Architect responsible for all aspects of design across a broad range of project types. His areas of expertise include retail development, mixed use master planning & entitlements, campus master planning and traditional neighborhood design. Although most of his work is through the private sector, he has extensive experience collaborating with the public entities in the design of the public realm. He especially enjoys leading projects through the entitlement phases, working with the design & development team to effectively integrate project objectives with creative solutions that help ensure overall success.
Stephanie is a Partner and Landscape Architect. Stephanie directs many of the firm’s large scale master planning projects, including long-range master planning to urban design solutions for some of the nation’s leading developers. As a creative design leader, she applies her knowledge by offering innovative approaches including state-of-the-art design tools to engage diverse stakeholders in building consensus and understanding. She enjoys working at a variety of scales throughout the design process, and remains uniquely involved in all stages of a project. Her experience includes urban design, park planning and design, community master plans, site planning, design guidelines and streetscapes, with an emphasis on utilizing green infrastructure techniques as storm water harvesting, roof gardens, stream restoration, native plants and natural treatment systems for bio-retention.
Matt is a Partner and Landscape Architect and leads the operations of the firm’s Washington DC office. Matt is a driven studio leader and project manager for a number of high-profile mixed-use, residential and commercial office projects primarily located within the Mid-Atlantic region. His dedication to his clients and projects is evident in his solid reputation of long term client relationships. He takes pride in sweating the details and leaving no stone unturned in search for the best project outcome. Project development includes conceptual design through preparation of final construction documents and construction administration/implementation.
Chad is the Managing Director in the LandDesign San Francisco office. He has nearly a decade of design experience related to projects ranging from large-scale mixed-use, resort and hospitality developments, to waterfront planning, multi-family, and commercial developments. Chad oversees a team of landscape architects and planners in production of conceptual plans, project visioning, vision books, schematic design documentation and design development packages. Chad is a design-focused landscape architect with a passion for simple graphic statements and bold use of plant materials, hardscape and paving.
Richard is a Partner and Senior Landscape Architect. Committed to creative and sustainable urban design, he is responsible for project development through construction, and directs a passionate urban design studio with focus on strategic urban planning, infill development, transit planning and station area design, higher education master planning, and retail development. Richard always looks beyond the borders of the project to identify ways in which the improvements to the landscape add value to the adjoining context and reinforce the community goals. His role is often building a constituency and bridging gaps in divergent development, community, and political voices to create an executable strategy.
Brent Martin is a Principal and Senior Landscape Architect. Raised in the Midwest, Brent has worked in LandDesign offices up and down the east coast over his tenure with the firm. A designer with a principled nature, Brent brings to his projects a keen sense of what makes a place unique and has an ability to elevate the story in the design and implementation. He has worked on a broad range of projects from urban mixed use projects to agrarian-focused master planned communities to small complex site design. His skill lies in providing that balance between the desired aesthetic and the required functionality starting with conceptual planning through construction documents. His passion for great design is evident from the first meeting through the final punch list. Brent’s design expertise lies in resort-style communities, mixed-use developments, and infill multifamily.
Stephanie Powell is a Partner and the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. She serves as Managing Partner for business strategy development and the management of the firm’s business affairs. Managing the financial administration of a 21st century design firm is a challenge that she embraces. Much like the collaborative design process that represents LandDesign’s core business, Stephanie’s approach to company growth and fiscal fitness is a team effort. With a focused career in finance and business operations, she effectively develops and communicates the firm’s business strategies and objectives, teaching architects and engineers how to think like business leaders. Design values are shared with Financial, Marketing, Human Resources, and Information Technology professionals to achieve a seamless, firm-wide vision for future success.
Dale is a Partner, Civil Engineer and immediate past president. Dale understands not only the opportunities and challenges of today’s engineering projects, but the important role and impact these projects play in the development of a larger region. This expertise has made him a valuable member of a number of community organizations, appointed committees and task forces concerned with water quality protection and effective infrastructure. Long term relationships, mentoring staff, and dedication to ethical engineering practice are what matters to Dale.
Kevin Vogel is a Partner and Civil Engineer. Kevin is responsible for design staff management of engineers, surveyors, and landscape architects. He is also responsible for full cycle project management, from contracts and administration through construction documentation. He is responsible for directing both public and private site development and infrastructure improvement projects both regionally and internationally. His expertise includes an intimate knowledge of project development from inception to occupancy, including entitlement processes, the integration of master planning, engineering and construction coordination, as well as regulatory coordination and permitting.
Heth is a Principal in the Dallas office where he directs the landscape architecture practice and is responsible for design and business development in that market. With over a decade of design experience related to projects ranging from large-scale mixed-use and transit-oriented developments to smaller multi-family and commercial developments, Heth has proven himself to be an expert in his profession based on his knowledge of project management, master planning, entitlements, design development, and the preparation of construction documents.
Resort Designer, Place Maker, Environmental Artist. Keith has designed numerous luxury resorts in the US, Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East. Keith’s work ethic is matched only by his ardent passion for exceptional design to create places that are engaging, entertaining and aesthetically outstanding and is commended by his peers as an industry idea leader. He continuously advocates to align client needs with market & site demands to create compelling master planned communities, mixed used destinations and resort environments. As Director of Planning + Landscape Architecture, he leads the firm’s strategic vision to create artistic and creative places that matter in Florida and the Caribbean.
Nate Doolittle is a Partner and Civil Engineer. Nate is responsible for leading a number of the firm’s public and private infrastructure and site development projects throughout the Southeast US. Nate has a keen understanding of public/private projects, with a wide variety of expertise in large scale developments to urban infill projects. He also leads LandDesign’s Higher Education market with experience in educational, athletic, residential, and infrastructure campus work. His valuable experience includes a variety of large-scale mixed-use developments, campus and university work, and urban infill redevelopment that required site assessment, environmentally sustainable design, and innovative infrastructure solutions. Nate thrives in situations where he can help lead and collaborate on innovative and complicated projects, embracing the success of the team strategy and vision. Nate works to ‘implement the projects vision, not engineer the master plan’.
Frank is a Principal and Civil Engineer responsible for project design, managing staff, and managing multiple projects of various sizes from the due diligence phase through the completion of construction. Project types have included storm drainage improvement projects for numerous municipalities; residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects as well. Technical design responsibilities have included hydrological analysis, hydraulic analysis, storm water retrofits, erosion and sediment control, grading, roadway, wastewater collection system, water distribution, and traffic control.
Beth is the Director of Greenways, Parks and Open Space for LandDesign, where she leads a studio focused on the creation of public spaces that matter. She has nearly 20 years of experience in greenway, trail, streetscape and park design. Combining her sociology and landscape architecture degrees, her focus and passion has evolved into the planning and design of urban open space that authentically integrates community assets with environmental stewardship opportunities. Public open space is her thing. Parks, trails, streetscapes, peds, bikes and even trikes.
Gabriela is a Principal and Designer. With an architectural background, Gabriela approaches her projects comprehensively with a goal of transforming the public realm into a legible, safe, and engaging environment, no matter the size, scope or budget. She is known for her legacy impact on design in many of the firm’s mixed-use, urban infill, public space, residential and commercial projects. She is a senior lead designer who thinks best with pen in hand, and is responsible for project vision creation and storytelling, concept development and project management. She takes clients through successful project zoning entitlements, works with the design teams and municipal staff to convey the sense of place and the rationale behind the big ideas, guiding the projects from concept through full construction documents.
Peter is a Partner, Landscape Architect and former president. Establishing the firm’s Washington DC office in 1983, Peter is recognized as a design leader and visionary of urban design and master planning projects across the globe. As design leader, he participates in multidisciplinary teams domestically and internationally with the stated objective of creating a balance between design aspiration and market forces.
Peter has used his planning skills to craft a wide variety of compelling projects involving complex urban design assignments, town planning, urban infill, mixed-use destinations and master planned communities. He actively advocates aligning client needs with market conditions, bringing stakeholders together, embracing and sustaining the environment, and differentiating a place to engage the user and interpret the unique story of place. He is known for his dedication to creating memorable space and developing community through design which has been an integral part of the firm’s development and the marketable success of our clients. Peter is recognized by his peers as an industry thought leader and frequently participates in national planning studies for the Urban Land Institute.
Deborah is the Global Director of Business Development and Marketing Communications and is responsible for strategic development of new business opportunities across all offices. From small scale community projects to high profile projects, Deborah’s vast experience in most every project type has provided her with a depth of understanding of what comprises the best approach for clients in achieving their project goals and objectives – reaching for the best design solution.
Ray is a strategic leader, who as the Chief Operations Officer has driven the firm’s operational vision and growth, empowering LandDesign to serve its clients, communities and environments around the world. As Managing Partner of the firm’s Orlando office, project focus includes large scale master planning, urban design, infrastructure design, retail development, public spaces and amenity designs. Ray is a creative civil engineer leader with an aptitude for problem solving whose contribution has garnered numerous award winning projects throughout the firm’s portfolio. The complexities of these projects has equipped Ray with the engineering capability to adeptly orchestrate teams of experts that are focused on collaborative creative solutions that work.
As Director of Strategic Development and Communications, Ashley is able to leverage her passion for design advocacy, AIA leadership experience, and industry knowledge to support the growth of the firm. She is responsible for leading the development of practice-wide marketing, communication and strategic initiatives for LandDesign, and plays a key role in strengthening the LandDesign brand both internally and externally.
President, Partner, Master Planner, Urban designer. Idea Junky. A Gen X’er poised to lead LandDesign in the 21st Century. A visionary designer with an incomparable work ethic, Rhett has built an award-winning career with a reputation for transforming complex sites into beautiful urban design. He is focused on providing every project with the ideas and design leadership that will differentiate projects in a competitive market for better positioning and economic return. As President, he leads the firm’s strategic vision that empowers LandDesign to show its clients and communities around the world that every project matters.
As the Director of Financial Services, Dawn directs financial functions of the firm, and leads the team responsible for designing, developing, and implementing methods to continually improve all financial processes. She also creates annual budgets and monthly forecasting as it relates to key metrics.
Eric is a Principal in the Charlotte, NC office with over eight years of design experience related to urban design, master planning, community redevelopment, form-based codes, multi-family, office, and commercial development. In an ever increasing digital profession, his passion for hand drawing and rendering allows him to tell a unique story through the design process, one that is rooted in the ‘old ways’ of creative problem solving. Eric believes that the design of places and spaces can help to create communities that are more socially and environmentally conscience.
Josh is the Director of Engineering in LandDesign’s Washington DC office. He advocates for collaborative design focused on creating places that bring people together. His experience with all stages of the development process, from site selection to bond release, allows him to anticipate potential conflicts and develop strategies to keep projects moving forward. Josh’s goal is to continually find solutions to overcome obstacles and expand the possibilities.
Linda is the Director of Technology and keeps all systems running at LandDesign around the clock. With over 23 years of experience in the industry, Linda has implemented technologies to improve both the technical infrastructure and operational efficiencies for LandDesign. She continues to analyze existing and emerging technologies in order to plan the appropriate technology strategy for the firm. When she’s not looking for the best way to strengthen our firewall and increase our storage capacity, Linda can be found on the golf course or playing her guitar.
Brian is the Managing Principal of the Dallas office of LandDesign. He has 22 years of experience in the design and development of residential, commercial, multi-family, mixed-use, and industrial projects. His tenure in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has led to a thorough understanding of the development processes and regulatory requirements there, and has led him to develop trusted relationships within the land development community that has helped facilitate predictable jurisdictional approvals in a timely manner.
Heba is the Director of Human Resources where she leads all efforts to recruit and retain the passionate trailblazers that make up LandDesign. In correlation with LandDesign’s focus on people and relationships, Heba strives to create a progressive and positive work environment for all LandDesigners. She has 15 years of experience enabling employees to have a voice in shaping the place they want to work, while counseling and training employees to excel in their role. Strike up a conversation with Heba, in either Arabic or English, and even you will want to join the LandDesign team.