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Movers & Shakers
LASN December 2015

Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson has been promoted to senior project manager at Wood+Partners Inc., a landscape architecture and land planning firm with offices in Tallahassee, Fla. and Hilton Head Island, S.C. Johnson works in the Tallahassee office. A 2003 graduate of the University of Georgia, Johnson provides landscape architecture and land planning services for parks and recreation, urban communities and mixed-use commercial projects.


Nan Rohrer

Mahan Rykiel Associates, a Baltimore-based landscape architecture, urban design and planning firm hired Nan Rohrer as director of strategic development. She will lead business development efforts. Rohrer will create a strategic plan that identifies a clear path for business growth by targeting new clients and locations, as well as services that add value for customers.


Jianing Tao

Sustainable Design Consultants added Jianing Tao, a 2015 graduate of the University of Georgia, and a native of Beijing, China, to its Columbia, S.C., office. Tao, a certified LEED green associate, earned a bachelor of landscape architecture and completed the core curriculum at Beijing Forestry University.


Scott Mingonet

Kimley-Horn has relocated Scott Mingonet to its Orlando, Fla. office as it continues to grow its landscape architecture and land planning practice in central Florida. Because of the firm's foundation in transportation and land development, Mingonet has been able to apply his knowledge base of landscape architecture and planning to creatively affect both public and private sector projects.


Matt Harris, CEO of Arbor Day Foundation, left, presents Larry Enersen Award to John Royster, FASLA.

John Royster, FASLA received the Lawrence Enersen Award from the Arbor Day Foundation during its 2015 national awards program, held in Nebraska City, Neb. The award recognized Royster's lifelong commitment of service to his community and region as a tree planter, promoter and protector. It also honored his 30+year career as a landscape architect committed to conservation.


Anita Beard

Anita Beard, 2012 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor in landscape architecture recently became a registered landscape architect. Beard is a valuable member of the planning + landscape architecture team at Dunaway Associates. She has a wide range of experience from conceptual design to construction administration on various public and private sector projects.


Joe Blalock

The College of Architecture and Planning at Ball State University has appointed Joe Blalock as the chairperson of the department of landscape architecture. Blalock is the past graduate program director and adviszstry at Syracuse.


Alyssa Tullar

MMS Consultants, Inc. - civil engineering and surveying firm in Iowa City, Iowa - recently hired Alyssa Tullar, landscape architect. Tullar, a graduate of Philadelphia University, previously worked as a landscape architect for America Leedscape Planning & Design in Beijing, China. She will assist the staff with project management and business development.


Lief McKay

Lief McKay has recently been named a principal at RRM Design Group, a San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based design firm comprised of architects, civil engineers, planners, landscape architects, structural engineers and surveyors. As a member of RRM's landscape architecture team, Lief brings his extensive knowledge, portfolio and encouraging leadership style to his new role.


Cary Thomsen


Eric Iverson


RDG recently promoted two individuals within its landscape architecture studio. Cary Thomsen, partner, is a landscape architect and LEED accredited professional that is driven to bring his keen sense of design to the sites of urban projects. His focus within the public and private realms has routinely resulted in award winning solutions for a wide range of clients including corporate, university, municipal, nonprofit, and education. Eric Iverson, partner, is a project manager focusing on urban design and civic improvement projects including, streetscapes, transportation enhancements, plazas, urban riverfronts, regional parks and college campuses.


Lovisa Kjerrgren

Swedish landscape architecture student Lovisa Kjerrgren was the winner of the Wayne Grace Memorial competition, a global contest for creativity in communicating the positive impacts of landscape architecture on public well-being. The contest and its $10,000 USD prize was sponsored by the Landscape Architectural Registration Boards Foundation and named after a leader in the North American regulatory community. The contest was inspired by the work of the Council of Landscape Architectural Boards to promote broader understanding of the impacts of practice on health, safety and welfare.

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