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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 career as a Professional Civil Engineer, working on land development projects in the Dallas region. Throughout her time as an…



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 […]

People Matter: Amanda Cole

December 16, 2019 / Culture

Amanda Cole fell into the AEC industry and never looked back! As our Business Development whiz for DC, she is […]


From all of us at LandDesign, we hope you have a wonderful Holiday and a happy New Year. We’ll see you in 2021!

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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 […]

People Matter: Drew Vanderwert

October 25, 2019 / Culture

Drew Vanderwert is a landscape architect in LandDesign’s Boulder office! When Drew isn’t getting deep into the details of a […]

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 […]

People Matter: Mark Taylor

September 25, 2019 / Culture

Mark Taylor, you may refer to him as Marky Mark, is a civil designer in our Charlotte office. After dabbling […]

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 […]

People Matter: Andrew Garrels

July 17, 2019 / Culture

Andrew Garrels is a landscape architect in LandDesign’s Orlando office. His career teed-off chasing his first passion, golf course design, […]

Designing a Better Lifestyle for our Employees: LandDesign Recognized as Healthiest Employer

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 new 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 […]

People Matter: Alexis Rosamilia

June 20, 2019 / Culture

Alexis Rosamilia is our HR rep with Long Island flare and a passion for all things yoga! Alexis may not […]

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 […]

People Matter: Jason Granado

May 16, 2019 / Culture

Jason Granado is a Landscape Designer in our Washington, DC office! Jason has been with the LandDesign team for four […]

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 in landscape architecture

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 […]

People Matter: Tareq El-Sadi

April 10, 2019 / Culture

Tareq El-Sadi is a civil engineer in our Dallas office. Tareq’s passion for civil engineering was passed down from his […]

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 […]

People Matter: James Mann

March 13, 2019 / Culture

James Mann is a newly licensed (congrats, James!) landscape architect in our Charlotte office! James’s passion for landscape design was […]

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 […]

Engineers Week 2019

February 18, 2019 / Ideas

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

People Matter: Paula Narvaez

February 15, 2019 / Culture

Paula Narvaez is a Landscape Designer in LandDesign’s San Francisco office. When Paula isn’t getting hands-on in the design process, […]

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 […]

People Matter: Mike Cipolla

January 16, 2019 / Culture

Mike Cipolla is a Studio Leader in LandDesign’s Orlando office! With over 13 years of experience, you could say he’s […]

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 […]

People Matter: Sean Haviland

December 13, 2018 / Culture

Sean Haviland is a Designer in our… satellite office in New York! Sean kicked off her LandDesign career in our […]

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. […]

People Matter: Adam McGuire

November 14, 2018 / Culture

Adam McGuire is a Senior Associate who leads an awesome landscape architecture design studio at LandDesign with a focus on retail […]

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 […]

Behind the Design: Simon Elementary School

September 1, 2018 / Ideas

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

Chad Kovaleski Promoted to Managing Principal of LandDesign’s San Francisco Office

July 6, 2018 / News

LandDesign continues to successfully grow our offices across the country—all thanks to our passionate people and the great work they […]

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 […]

People Matter: Peter Crowley

April 23, 2018 / News

Peter Crowley is a storyteller through and through. If you have the privilege of speaking with LandDesign partner and former […]

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 Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on Land8.     “Why just make something, when you can create something […]

People Matter: Beth Poovey

November 14, 2017 / Culture

I believe a person’s past forms who they are. Beth Poovey’s years of wanderlust became the journey that led to […]

Design Details: It’s the Little Things That Matter

November 7, 2017 / Ideas

If you didn’t already know, LandDesign doesn’t just create beautiful places—we create places that matter. We consider the environment of […]

Leveraging the Outdoors in Workplace Design

November 6, 2017 / Ideas

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

Olmsted Scholar Feature: 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 […]

Brian Forster Joins LandDesign as Director of Civil Engineering in Orlando

October 12, 2017 / News

LandDesign is pleased to welcome Brian Forster, PE, Director of Civil Engineering, in our Orlando office. For more than 16 […]

A Walkable City is a Better City

September 19, 2017 / Ideas

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

Continuous Growth Matters

August 16, 2017 / News

At LandDesign, we believe that supporting the growth of our people will ensure the continued growth of our firm. To […]

Urban Design is Affecting Our Brains

August 10, 2017 / Ideas

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

LandDesign Expands – New Boulder Office

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 […]

People Matter: Leadership 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 Marino, LA Designer. Originally posted on DeepRoot.   Cities are generally both warmer and more polluted than non-urban […]

Six Civil Designers Walk into a PE Exam…And Pass!

June 21, 2017 / News

By: Emma Davis, Marketing Intern   Work, Study, Sleep. Repeat. This is what a group of our civil designers took […]

Performance Metrics for Sustainable Landscapes

June 5, 2017 / Ideas

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

People Matter: Dale Stewart

June 1, 2017 / Culture

Two weeks ago, employees from LandDesign’s Charlotte office built a learning garden for Idlewild Elementary School, designed as part of […]

New Intern Class Kicks Off Their First Week with a Design Charrette

May 29, 2017 / Culture

By: Emma Davis, Marketing Intern   New people, new office, new project, and for some, a new city. This is […]

People Matter: Bike to Work Spotlight

May 18, 2017 / Culture

Alison participates in National Bike to Work Day each year with co-workers in what she describes as “a bike gang […]

New Maury 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 […]

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

April 27, 2017 / News

By: Emma Davis, Marketing Intern That’s a wrap! LandDesign took on the ASLA Conference in Austin, Texas. Heth Kendrick from […]

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

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

People Matter: Ashley Clark

April 25, 2017 / Culture

A professional colleague once summed up Ashley Clark this way. “Cat herder. Smart as a whip. Cool as the other […]

People Matter: Jeffrey Mis

April 12, 2017 / Culture

On the occasion of his one-year anniversary with LandDesign and the start of spring, we’d like to introduce you to […]

The Livable City Revolution

April 3, 2017 / Ideas

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

People Matter: Allison Merriman

March 16, 2017 / Culture

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all […]

People Matter: Engineer Spotlight

March 2, 2017 / Culture

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

People Matter: Jason Granado

February 8, 2017 / Culture

Jason comes by his aptitude for architecture naturally. His father and grandparents were involved in the carpentry and construction fields. […]

People Matter: Mellissa Oliver

December 21, 2016 / Culture

Mellissa Oliver knew by the time she was in middle school that she wanted to work in the AEC field, […]

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 […]

Wandering, Wondering: 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. […]

More Than Just a 9 to 5

July 21, 2016 / Culture

By: Andrew Breit, Civil Engineer Design Intern Thursday night. To some it may mean one more day until relaxation begins […]

Why Landscape Architecture? Why LandDesign?

July 19, 2016 / Culture

By: Mack Drzayich, Landscape Design Intern My first exposure to landscape design was in the private residential sector. It was […]

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 […]

Advice from an Intern: Get an Internship

July 13, 2016 / Culture

By: Hannah Thomas, Landscape Design Intern As a student in the field of landscape architecture, I think that at times […]

Nationally-Recognized Hospitality Designer Joins LandDesign

July 6, 2016 / News

Keith Bongirno Named Florida Director of Planning & Landscape Architecture ORLANDO, Fla. (July 6, 2016) – Award-winning designer of resort, […]

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 […]

Five Engineers Pass State Board PE Exam

May 31, 2016 / News

Five months ago, a handful of our civil engineers decided to embark upon the dedicated task of studying for their […]

LandDesign Gains New Associate

February 15, 2016 / Culture

We are pleased to announce that Adam Martin has been promoted to an Associate of the firm in the Charlotte […]

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: From Carolina to California

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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 […]

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 […]

Draw Back the Curtain, the XCLT Show Is About to Start

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

PARK(ing) Day from Two Different Cities’ Perspectives

October 19, 2015 / Culture

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

LandDesign’s Hot with Five Summer Promotions

August 10, 2015 / News

By: Brianna Meurer We are pleased to announce the promotions of Marci Bonner, Katie Pavlechko, Joe Giangrandi and Khristine Giangrandi […]

LandDesign in the Sunshine State!

July 10, 2015 / News

By: Ashley Clark Since opening our new Orlando office, many have asked, “Why Orlando?” Aside from the obvious reasons, The […]

NorthEnd: Charlotte’s Next Great Neighborhood

July 8, 2015 / Ideas

By: Richard Petersheim, Adam Martin and Amanda Zullo By 2020, Charlotte Center City will be the central hub of an “Applied […]

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

July 3, 2015 / Ideas

By: Amanda Zullo Imagine a greenway that stretches 26 miles, allowing residents to travel seamlessly from one end of Charlotte […]

LandDesign Continues to Grow 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 […]

The Nation’s Greatest Springtime Celebration

May 2, 2015 / Culture

By: Deborah Miller LandDesign stepped into spring this year as Presenting Sponsor for the National Cherry Blossom Festival‘s premiere fundraising […]

Reflecting on the Design Process at Tinner Hill

May 1, 2015 / Ideas

By: Katie Pavlechko   As a landscape architect, what’s more exciting than strapping on a pair of boots, getting out […]

Of Wizards, Lamborghinis and Story in the Design Process: The First Post in a Series

April 15, 2015 / Ideas

It’s not uncommon to see someone in full wizard garb at Volta Coffee in Gainesville, Florida.  Even aspiring conjurers need […]

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 […]

Promotion to Kickoff 2015

February 2, 2015 / News

Ashley has been with LandDesign for a total of two years, and has supported marketing needs in the Charlotte office […]