Bryan Ganno

Bryan Ganno

Denver, CO, US



I am looking for employment (be it full-time, part-time, or contract) as an entry-level landscape architect.  In May 2011, I graduated with my MLA from UC Denver.  In addition, I have an undergraduate degree in journalism, and am currently the editor-in-chief of ROOT journal (a landscape architecture publication).  I am also employed by the National Park Service, where I work part-time as an assistant landscape architect for Rocky Mountain National Park.



ROOT journal, Editor-in-Chief

Volunteer position responsible for oversight of entire annual landscape architecture publication, from article acceptance to editing and graphic design and layout to distribution and marketing. This is the University of Colorado Denver master of landscape architecture publication.
Key accomplishments include:
• 2011 recipient of Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals - Honorable Mention.
• Successful expansion from local to national publication.
• Successfully increased visibility and submittal rates (from 11 in 2010 to 22 in 2011)

Mar 2011 - current

National Park Service, Assistant Landscape Architect

This position focuses on park-wide structural assessments for ADA accessibility and designs predicated on those findings. In addition, 40 percent of time is spent preparing construction documents and details in conjunction with the park’s landscape architect and engineering department.
Key accomplishments include:
• Standardizing protocols and approaches for dealing with accessible structures.
• Assisting with design of the new information desk within the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center (a
national historic landmark).
• Authoring the 300+ page accessibility report.

Aug 2010 - current

Securities & Exchange Commission, Contract Paralegal

Part-time hire responsible for focusing breadth of landmark cases for permanent archival.
Key accomplishments include:
• Continual contract renewal over 8 months (original contract was for 6 weeks).
• Promotion to primary paralegal role while maintaining full-time graduate school credit load.

Jul 2009 - Apr 2010

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Senior Paralegal

Responsible for trial and case management on every litigation matter within the Patent group. Consulted across offices to streamline paralegal workforce and establish group-wide best practices. Instituted electronic case management practices throughout patent litigation department as well as San Francisco’s General Litigation group.
Key accomplishments include:
• Performed as paralegal lead at ITC trial with multiple plaintiffs across multiple firms.
• Prepared client pitch Powerpoint presentation for the Board of Directors at Yahoo as well as presentations for the legal departments at Intel, Oracle, Cisco, Broadcom and many other technology companies.
• Responsible for establishing electronic case management protocols and procedures that remain in place today.
• Trained and mentored all Patent Litigation paralegals, regardless of experience or office location.

Mar 2007 - Jul 2008

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Senior Paralegal

Case manager and lead paralegal on as many as 6 concurrent patent litigation cases. Responsible for document maintenance, trial and hearing assistance, as well as in-court Powerpoint presentation creation.
Key accomplishments include:
• Co-authored firm-wide IP Litigation paralegal training manual.
• Trained all incoming Silicon Valley patent litigation paralegals.
• Consulted with New York, Houston, and Washington D.C. offices on best practices with regard to electronic case file management.

May 2003 - Mar 2007


University of Colorado at Denver, Masters, Landscape Architecture

I received my MLA with studies ranging from the technical to the artistic. Technical education components includes: plant knowledge and performance, grading and drainage, AutoCad drafting and detailing, and project specification writing through construction. Artistic education components include: hand drawing, digital rendering, and 3D graphics programs.

Aug 2008 - May 2011

University of Montana, Bachelors, Journalism

This education was focused on writing, editing, and researching.

Aug 2000 - May 2003


University of Colorado Denver Outstanding Service Award, Award


University of Colorado Denver Writing Award, Award


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