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Desiree A. Salmon

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Rehler Vaughn & Koone, Inc. announced Desiree A. Salmon and Brian J. McBride have been promoted to associate. Desiree A. Salmon, ASLA, attended the University of Nebraska and Kansas State University. She has been with RVK since 2005 and is currently working on projects for the Vistana high-rise, Stone Oak Commons, ACCD Palo Alto College, and Miraflores at Brackenridge Park. Brian J. McBride started with RVK in 2002. He attended Louisiana State University. He has recently been working on the Silver Oak Medical Center, Enterprise Business Park, and the Bulverde Spring Branch Library.

The architecture, planning and landscape architecture firm Ervin Lovett & Miller announced that construction has begun on phase one of The Promenade at Bartram Springs. The commercial project has been designed for Bartram Springs Center, LLC and when all phases are complete, will be comprised of more than 200,000 square feet and encompass nearly 27 acres.

Tony Foley

Franchise Greenhouse(TM), an experienced business expansion company is pleased to announce their newest client Earth Graphics, a revolutionary mobile landscape design and digital imaging franchise says Tony Foley. Earth Graphics is the nation's first in its industry to provide its clients with on-site, same-day, custom landscape designs and digital images produced from a high profile mobile office platform. Earth Graphics ( is comprised of a co-branded network of experienced residential landscape designers and architects, design/build landscape firms and supply companies.

Perkins + Will has announced their new address effective November 2008. New address: 3005 Carrington Mill Road Suite 550, Morrisville, N.C. Their mailing address will remain the RTP P.O. Box address.

Brent Burke

Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting announced the appointment of Brent Burke as technical specialist for the Florida region. Burke was previously turf division sales manager for Florida Irrigation Supply where he worked for over 22 years in a variety of sales, operations and customer support roles. His background includes experience with design, engineering, and installation of landscape lighting systems.

Empex Watertoys(R) has just completed a waterslide and water playground combination at the newly inaugurated Liquid Planet Waterpark in Candia, NH. Aquatons(R) Sprayparks are designed for children of ages to 12 and the waterslide complex accommodates the teens and adults to provide a full compliment of water activity for this fledgling park.

Stephanie Landregan

Following longtime Program Director Alexis Slafer's retirement earlier this year, Stephanie Landregan joined UCLA Extension this fall quarter as the landscape architecture program's new program director. Like Slafer, Landregan also attended the program, earning her landscape architecture certificate from UCLA Extension in 1993. A licensed landscape architect since 1995, for the past nine years Landregan served as the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority's chief landscape architect. She also has served as landscape architect for the cities of La Verne and San Dimas, both in Southern California.

Chris Butts

The Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA), a trade organization of over 750 members, representing the landscape and nursery industry in Georgia, has named Chris Butts, director of legislative, environmental and public affairs. Butts is a lifelong member of the green industry and served the GGIA Executive Board in several volunteer capacities before his appointment.

CRJA Principal Bill Taylor is overseeing landscape design for several major parks and mixed-use development projects in the United Arab Emirates. Bill is the principal in charge of Shams Central Park; Sean Vasington, an associate and project manager of CRJA's Knoxville, Tenn., office and has succeeded in securing several important new commissions for the firm, among them is the design of the Knoxville South Waterfront Streetscapes with Vaughn & Melton Engineers. Sean is also collaborating with Vaughn & Melton on the redesign of Cumberland Avenue in Knoxville; in other Knoxville office news, landscape architect Carrie Read has achieved LEED Accreditation. Carrie recently designed and oversaw construction of the First Creek Channel Improvements in Knoxville.

A.J. McDonald

Florida Outdoor Lighting Distributors is under new ownership: Florida Outdoor Lighting Distributors, one of the nation's largest outdoor lighting suppliers is proud to announce they are under new ownership. A.J. McDonald has assumed the role of president/CEO of the fast growing operation.

Kestrel Design Group, Inc., is a sustainable landscape architectural firm specializing in green roofs, living walls, storm water, urban trees, shoreline restoration and natural landscapes, has chosen Peter MacDonagh's selection as lead designer for the Minneapolis Target Center green roof project. The project is significant because of its scale, 113,000 square feet, and the building's high-profile nature as the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA team and the anchor building of the Minneapolis entertainment district.

Basham & Lucas Design Group announced Vanessa Haynes and Paul Jacobs have been accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professionals.

Schreder Group G.I.E. has announced the appointment of John Camp to general manager, after serving as deputy general manager and national sales manager. Schreder Lighting USA, the newest of the 40-member Schreder Group G.I.E. located in 36 countries on four continents, is marketing the Schreder brand in the fields of public lighting, floodlighting, tunnel/transit lighting, industrial and urban lighting.

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