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LandDesign Welcomes Diversity and HR Coordinator, Danielle Sullivan

April 12, 2021 / News

Danielle Sullivan has joined LandDesign as the firm’s Diversity and HR Coordinator! As the first position of its kind, Danielle will champion strategic initiatives that will further LandDesign’s commitment to racial justice and social equity.  Danielle has dedicated her career…



LandDesign Welcomes Business Development Representative for Orlando, FL

April 9, 2021 / News

Michelle Heatherly has joined LandDesign as a Business Development Representative for our Orlando office!  With 16+ years of experience in […]

LandDesign Welcomes Business Development Representative for Dallas, TX

February 14, 2020 / News

Marla Ponton has joined LandDesign’s award-winning Communications Team as a Business Development Representative for our Dallas office! Marla spent her […]


Austin's airport-turned-neighborhood, Mueller is continuing to experience growth with a new mixed use project underway. LandDesign is proud to be working with @ryancompanies to bring a new residential experience to the Mueller community. #LDProjects…

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2020 Kicks Off with Exciting Growth in DC

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Just in time for the holidays, LandDesign has checked a big item off our wish list! One of our strategic […]

DesignIdeation: Public-Private Partnerships

November 8, 2019 / Ideas

Beyond the technical skills required to bring a project to life, AEC professionals are being asked by public entities to […]

DesignIdeation: Bike Infrastructure

October 3, 2019 / Ideas

Bike-sharing and e-scooters have ushered in a new era of transportation in cities — the era of personal mobility. These […]

LandDesign Recognizes Growing Project Leaders and Talent with New Promotions

August 8, 2019 / News

At LandDesign, our people are what makes us great. Their dedication to producing the best work, willingness to push boundaries […]

LandDesign Recognizes Two New Partners, a Principal, and Executive Director

August 7, 2019 / News

What does it mean to be a firm that transcends generations? At LandDesign, it means we are committed to evolving […]

DesignIdeation: Affordable Housing

July 26, 2019 / Ideas

Across the nation, high-growth cities are challenged with providing affordable housing for their workforce. Public, private and nonprofit entities are […]

Designing a Better Lifestyle for our Employees

July 10, 2019 / Culture

By: Alexis Rosamilia, HR Generalist LandDesign is in the business of creating places that matter, places that contribute to peoples’ […]

LandDesign Launches Innovation Incubator Program, MatterLab

June 21, 2019 / News

At LandDesign, we want to be the Best Dang Design Firm ever. As we continue to embody that motto, we […]

Expanding the Definition of Trails

May 31, 2019 / Ideas

Great outdoor spaces succeed because they provide the opportunity to create meaningful and memorable experiences. Crafting such experiences begin with […]

DesignIdeation: Placemaking

May 30, 2019 / Ideas

What makes a place? Is it the art, signage, ornate gardens that draw your attention? For Gabriela Cañamar Clark, a […]

Making Water Conservation an Aesthetic Design Feature at Duke University’s Global Campus

May 22, 2019 / Ideas

Duke University’s 200-acre global campus in Kunshan, PRC is designed with form and function in mind. The design for the […]

Playgrounds: Where Education and Nature Collide

May 2, 2019 / Ideas

LandDesign’s Susan England found her passion in an unlikely place. Growing up, Susan always had a deep respect for nature, […]

Where Art Meets Science: A Left-brained Journey into a Creative Career

April 19, 2019 / Culture

— Haley Dugger I came into landscape architecture through a process of elimination. I started college with a strong mindset […]

DesignIdeation: Collaboration

April 18, 2019 / Ideas

Ask Kevin Vogel about how LandDesign’s civil engineers and landscape architects work together, and he’ll confidently tell you, “it’s just […]

The Role of Civil Engineers and Landscape Architects in Creating Safer Communities

March 25, 2019 / Ideas

  — Janalyn Newchurch, PE According to the Charlotte Transportation Department (CDOT), there is an average of one pedestrian death […]

DesignIdeation: Dallas Multi-Family

March 18, 2019 / Ideas

Heth Kendrick is a LandDesigner through and through. He started his career in our Charlotte headquarters, immersing himself in our […]

The Catalog Didn’t Kill Retail, and Neither will the Internet

February 28, 2019 / Ideas

Let’s get one thing straight, retail isn’t dying, it’s evolving. Before the internet and Amazon dominated the retail industry, there […]

DesignIdeation: Master Planning

February 20, 2019 / Ideas

Long before he became president of LandDesign, Rhett Crocker was drawing plans and imagining how communities could grow. Baxter Village […]

Challenging the Engineering Stereotype

February 18, 2019 / Ideas

 — Megan Schultz, PE  February 17-23 is a week set aside to highlight and celebrate the achievements of engineers and […]

LandDesign Welcomes Business Development Representative for Washington DC

January 25, 2019 / News

Amanda Cole has joined LandDesign’s business development team to strengthen our investment and growth in the Washington DC region. Hailing […]

Inspired By Design

January 14, 2019 / Ideas

2018 was a year of inspiration! We designed the heck out of some places and made them matter too. But, […]

Certified Best: Who Says?

January 4, 2019 / Culture

Our people do! And honestly, it makes sense, because they are the ones that make it so great. As the […]

Retail Centers don’t have a Design Problem, They have an Idea Problem

December 17, 2018 / Ideas

Retail centers all over the country are seeing big-box stores like Macy’s and Sears close their doors due to increasingly […]

Lincoln at Tinner Hill Wins NAIOP VA Award of Excellence for Mixed Use Project

November 16, 2018 / News

The NAIOP VA Awards recognizes new contributions to Northern Virginia by the commercial, industrial and mixed use real estate community. […]

Brian Forster, PE Named Principal at LandDesign

November 5, 2018 / News

When Brian Forster joined LandDesign as Director of Engineering in Orlando at this time last year, he was looking for […]

Stormwater as a Vehicle for Change

September 1, 2018 / Ideas

At LandDesign, we strive to understand the connection between our built environment and nature, and how we can create healthier […]

LandDesign Receives Charlotte Business Journal’s Healthiest Employer Award

July 3, 2018 / Culture

We’ve done it again! We are proud to announce that we have placed in the top 5 for Charlotte Business […]

In Memoriam // Stephanie Powell

May 25, 2018 / Culture

Stephanie Powell was a humble trailblazer. She joined LandDesign in 2000 as chief financial officer. It was a new position […]

What Do Our Design Engineers Value?

February 21, 2018 / Ideas

  In honor of National Engineers Week, we’re highlighting the values of our civil engineers through designs that resulted from […]

Larry LeMaster joins LandDesign as Chief Operating Officer

February 19, 2018 / News

Larry LeMaster, CPA has joined LandDesign as Chief Operating Officer (COO). With over 25 years of operations and financial leadership […]

Infrastructure Maintenance is Key to Managing Stormwater Runoff

January 18, 2018 / News

Stormwater runoff is the number one cause of stream impairment in urban areas. Even before hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria […]

LandDesign: The First 40 Years

January 2, 2018 / News

LandDesign was founded in January of 1978 on the belief that working hard and caring more, matter. As LandDesign’s founder, […]

Transforming Tysons [Land8x8]

December 4, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Roa, LA Designer. Originally posted on Land8. “Why just make something, when you can create something that matters?” […]

Leveraging the Outdoors in Workplace Design

November 6, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Roa, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Today’s workplaces are a notable departure from those of the cubicle-filled […]

Coal Ash Wastescapes: Advocating for Design Remediation

October 27, 2017 / Ideas

By: Lauren Delbridge, LA Designer. Originally posted on LAF News. Landscape architecture naturally combines aspects of science, engineering, ecological understanding, and […]

Beautifying Alexandria

October 16, 2017 / News

Every year the Alexandria Beautification Commission canvases the city looking for properties and projects that represent the best beautification efforts […]

A Walkable City is a Better City

September 19, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Roa, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Intrinsic to the success of cities and the quality of life […]

Urban Design is Affecting Our Brains

August 10, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Roa, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Design affects the brain. We know this intuitively, as we get […]

LandDesign Expands to Boulder, CO

August 8, 2017 / News

The latest addition to our western expansion is officially open! Brent Martin, PLA, has relocated from our Washington, D.C. office […]

LandDesign Grows Leadership with Five New Promotions

July 27, 2017 / News

LandDesign has built its nearly 40-year reputation on high-quality client service, a passion for the work we do, and talented […]

Dallas Office Nominated for 2017 Best Places to Work

July 11, 2017 / News

Open floor plans, an abundance of natural light, foosball games, watermelon eating competitions, outdoor fire place gatherings, beer:30s, a writeable […]

Where Should We Plant Urban Trees?

July 3, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Roa, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Cities are generally both warmer and more polluted than non-urban areas, […]

Performance Metrics for Sustainable Landscapes

June 5, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Roa, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Today’s landscapes are asked to perform much more than functional or […]

2017 Intern Class Kicks-Off Their First Week with a Design Charrette

May 29, 2017 / Culture

New people, new office, new project, and for some, a new city. This is what our newest class of interns […]

Bike-Friendly Places Matter

May 18, 2017 / Culture

Bike To Work Day is part of a national movement to make America bike friendly. What does that mean? It […]

Matthew Maury’s New Playground will Spur Student Success

May 12, 2017 / News

What started as a 2014 project for us, Maury Playground is officially open for the Matthew Maury Elementary School and […]

A Tale of Two Tree Saves

April 28, 2017 / Ideas

Saving trees was a major priority in establishing the vision of LPL Financial’s new campus on the outskirts of Kingsley […]

Dallas Multi-Family Project Recognized with Best Outdoor Living Space Award

April 27, 2017 / News

LandDesign is proud to announce Discovery at the Realm, our luxury apartment project in Dallas-Fort Worth, has won two Dallas […]

The Livable City Revolution

April 3, 2017 / Ideas

By: Stephanie Roa, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot. Around the globe, cities are rediscovering their industrial land. Once sustained […]

The Impact of Engineering

March 2, 2017 / Culture

Last week, the National Society of Professional Engineers celebrated National Engineers Week; an opportunity to demonstrate that engineering is more […]

Durham: A Growth Center for Revitalization

September 12, 2016 / Ideas

North Carolina has been ranked the number one growth state according to the U-Haul Migration Trends Report with the Raleigh/Durham […]

What Goats and Native Plants Have in Common?

August 18, 2016 / Culture

By: Kaitlin Craig, Landscape Architect Design Intern  My original theory to replace lawn mowers in America and solve the issues […]

Creating Places the Entire Family Can Enjoy

August 16, 2016 / Ideas

Dreaming of a place to relive the nostalgia of your childhood camp experience while creating new memories with your children […]

Musings of a Hoosier in the Land of the Pines

August 4, 2016 / Culture

 By: Katie Klug, Landscape Architect Design Intern  Aside from an exceptional firm, a unique location was one of the qualities […]

Never Stop Innovating

August 2, 2016 / Culture

By: Shelby Harden, Landscape Architect Design Intern  As landscape architects, we will embody many roles over the course of our […]

A Day in the Life of a LandDesigner Intern

July 29, 2016 / Culture

By: Lauren Delbridge, Landscape Architect Design Intern Interning with LandDesign has taught me so much about the field of Landscape […]

On the Run in a New City

July 26, 2016 / Culture

By: Griselda Ruan, Civil Engineer Design Intern I check the weather, lace up my sneakers, and put my headphones in. […]

The Tools, Tricks and Techniques Behind Landscape Architecture

July 15, 2016 / Culture

By: Natalie Spinola, Landscape Design Intern As landscape architects, designers and engineers, we understand the importance of being able to […]

Keith Bongirno, Nationally-Recognized Hospitality Designer Joins LandDesign

July 6, 2016 / News

Award-winning designer of resort, hospitality and destination projects worldwide Keith Bongirno, ASLA, CLARB, has joined LandDesign as director of planning […]

Symphony Park, Charlotte’s Most Entertaining Retention Pond

June 23, 2016 / Ideas

Only in Charlotte does one look forward to spending Sunday evenings in June laying on a blanket next to a […]

Promotions to Wrap up a Successful 2015

December 22, 2015 / News

We are excited to end the year with two more promotions that are indicative of the opportunities we have ahead […]

Take Back the Streets, and Other Public Spaces

October 30, 2015 / Culture

Imagine a world where cities were designed for the pedestrian; where both 8-year-old children and 80 year old grandparents could […]

A Tale of Two Lectures

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“We’re both enabled and burdened by that which has come before us.”—Stefanos Polyzoides Two lectures occurred in the same week […]

A Neighborhood Living Room: What’s All the Buzz About?

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Knight Foundation. 8 80 Cities. Varian Shrum. NHLR, or Neighborhood Living Room. If you haven’t been on social media lately […]

#xclt: Draw Back the Curtain, the Show Is About to Start

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Alternative transportation in this town is on everyone’s radar. Gone are the days when funds were only allocated to the […]

PARK(ing) Day from Two Different Cities’ Perspectives

October 19, 2015 / Culture

Charlotte’s 2015 PARK(ing) Day It’s a Friday morning in the fall. The air is crisp, the sun is slowly rising […]

LandDesign’s Hot with Summer Promotions

August 10, 2015 / News

We are pleased to announce the promotions of Joe Giangrandi and Khristine Giangrandi to Associates in the Washington DC office, […]

LandDesign Expands to Orlando, FL

July 10, 2015 / News

Since opening our new Orlando office, many have asked, “Why Orlando?” Aside from the obvious reasons, The City Beautiful, palm […]

NorthEnd: Charlotte’s Next Great Neighborhood

July 8, 2015 / Ideas

By: Richard Petersheim By 2020, Charlotte Center City will be the central hub of an “Applied Innovation Corridor,” beginning in […]

#xclt: Follow the Progress, Be Part of the Change

July 3, 2015 / Ideas

Imagine a greenway that stretches 26 miles, allowing residents to travel seamlessly from one end of Charlotte to the other […]

LandDesign Grow’s Leadership with New Principals

June 5, 2015 / News

We are proud to announce the addition of two new principals, Shaun Tooley, PLA, and Frank McMahan, PE, to our […]

Plays Well With Others

May 30, 2015 / Culture

By: Heth Kendrick I used to have a t-shirt that had the phrase “Plays Well With Others” written across the […]

Reflecting on the Design Process at Tinner Hill

May 1, 2015 / Ideas

As a landscape architect, what’s more exciting than strapping on a pair of boots, getting out of the office, and […]

Ferris Wheels: A Fad or Permanent Feature?

March 15, 2015 / Ideas

By: Gabriela Cañamar Clark Last year’s opening of the Capital Wheel, an observation wheel in the banks of the Potomac […]