I am a Landscape Architect with wide experience in all areas of Landscape Planning, Design and Construction.
My belief is that good design must be supported by a sound understanding of materials, processes and
technology, whether these processes and technologies exist on a molecular level, or on the scale of an entire urban region, or bio-region. In almost 22 years of professional experience, I have worked in a broad array of areas of practice in landscape architecture, and each area has demanded attention to such detail. During this time I have become known for my deep knowledge and passion for all aspects of the profession, as well as my ability to impart this knowledge to others, whether informally to colleagues, or formally clients and students.
Design Workshop, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Office Director
Office leader for new Chicago office of Design Workshop
Leading projects and business development.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, Associate Adjunct Professor
• LA503 Advanced Contemporary Theory, Spring Term 2009–2014
• LA497-157 Independent Study/Research, Spring 2010
The LA 503 syllabus focuses on the importance of detail in contemporary theory of design through the understanding of the impact of materiality on design form, and the place of a design element within a context of larger systems on a range of scales, minute to massive. These foci are examined through both theoretical research and design activities. To this end, the class incorporates lectures and student-led research on landscape architects and designers in other fields, together with design exercises focused on tiny details in their context on large sites. I have encouraged students to use diagrams and drawings as research tools to draw inferences from reference materials that do not necessarily focus on detail, or from precedents that are not well documented.
Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, Chicago, IL, US, Principal
Principal Landscape Architect in Commercial Studio of Mid Size Landscape Architecture Firm
Key roles included:
Design and Project Management
Marketing and Development
Higher Education, Corporate, Commercial Mixed Use, High End Retail, Municipal/Transportation, Healthcare, High-End Residential
Land Design Collaborative, Skokie, IL, US, Senior Associate
Senior Associate in small Landscape Architecture Firm
Municipal/Transportation, Education, Parks and Recreation, Urban Design, Master Planning
Thompson Dyke & Associates, Chicago, IL, US, Landscape Architect
Landscape Architect in Mid-size Landscape Architecture and Planning Firm
Project Design and Management
Park and Recreation design and planning, Urban Planning, Residential Development, Retail
Halsted Welles Associates, New York, NY, US, Design Director
Design Director in Design Build Landscape Architecture Firm
Project Design, Client Management
High End Urban Residential, Rooftops
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, GB, Research Assistant/Lecturer
Research Assistant in Landscape Architecture Practice Group
Lecturer in BA Landscape Architecture Program
Responsible for research and coordination of University research project associated with planning and development of The Earth Centre project, an Environmental visitor attraction in South Yorkshire, UK. Research focused on environmental assessment, design of sustainable landscape and project-based education.
Lecturing included teaching classes and leading field trips in 3 year BA Landscape Architecture Program.
Buckinghamshire County Council, Architects Department, Aylesbury, GB, Landscape Assistant
"Year Out" Landscape Intern in County Architect's design group
Project design and management
County-owned facilities including schools, police and fire stations, parks, healthcare facilities.
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, GB, Grad. Dip Landscape Architecture
Post Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, GB, BA Landscape Architecture
BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture