Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2015

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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Thomas Farmer, a CLARB certified landscape architect with more than 27 years of experience working in Kansas, New Hampshire and Maine, has joined W r i g h t - P i e r c e, a multidisciplinary environmental consulting firm serving public and private clients throughout the Northeast. His work includes institutional, municipal, residential and commercial site planning and design, as well as recreation planning and trail design. Alta Planning + Design announced that Tom Tavella, Immediate Past President of ASLA, has joined the firm. He is a national leader in landscape architecture and urban design, bringing more than 25 years of experience to Alta, with a diverse portfolio of award-winning projects across the U.S. Tavella takes pride in designing and assisting communities in developing healthy, sustainable, and more livable places. Galen Drake started his presidency of ASLA Arizona chapter in November, leading a team of local planning and design professionals on education, volunteerism and outreach efforts across the state. In 2013, AzASLA also named him as Arizona Landscape Architect of the Year. A member of Stantec's Phoenix office, Drake was recognized for his 30+ years of industry experience on important Arizona projects. R V i Planning + L a n d s c a p e Architecture, a 32-year old firm with offices in Austin and H o u s t o n , a n n o u n c e d today that it has acquired the Dallas-based landscape architecture firm of Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein, Inc. For both firms, the acquisition represents a return to their roots. RVi CEO Bob Richardson , NJB president Rowland Jackson , and NJB senior vice president Karl Von Bieberstein all worked together previously under the firm of MND Partners in the 1970s and 1980s. Richardson left MND to start his own practice in 1982, while Jackson and Von Bieberstein remained with MND and eventually reorganized the firm under the NJB name in 1990. Logan Simpson Design Inc. announced that Michael Chalona joined its Fort Collins, Colo. office as a senior associate. Chalona is a registered landscape architect in five states, and brings 21 years of experience and leadership in sustainable design and construction. He is experienced in project, contract and consultant 106 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Thomas Farmer Tom Tavella Galen Drake Michael Chalona Gene Newman – founding principal of Newman, Jackson, Bieberstein (retired); Karl Von Bieberstein – RVi Planning principal; Bob Richardson – RVi Planning founding principal, and current CEO; Rowland Jackson – RVi Planning principal. m o v e r s & s h a k e r s I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 3 2

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