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LandDesign Welcomes New Studio Leaders, Danny and David Watson

February 19, 2020 / News

We are excited to announce that Danny Watson, PE, CFM, PMP and David Watson, PE, MSc, D.WRE have joined LandDesign as Studio Leaders in our Charlotte office.  Danny and David share a passion for improving communities through engineering. Their 25+…



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 […]

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 […]


Improvements to the outdoor environment at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, FL are underway, complete with a new water park and dining experience. #LDProjects

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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 […]

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 […]