Doug Smith, ASLA, president and CEO of EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recently announced the advancement of 14 professional staff members.
Promoted to vice president were Michael H. Meyers, ASLA, Fort Lauderdale; and Matt Renauld, ASLA, Baltimore.
Nominations to senior associate: Jeremy Belitz, Fort Lauderdale; Jeong Park, ASLA, Orlando; Justin Rietema, ASLA, Fort Lauderdale; Masa Taguchi, ASLA, Fort Lauderdale.
Nominations to associate: Danny Bulemore, Assoc. ASLA, Fort Lauderdale; Jack Garcia, Fort Lauderdale; Garrett Mattes, Fort Lauderdale; Robert Micsak, Fort Lauderdale; Neal Schafers, ASLA, Fort Lauderdale; Brett Tagtmeyer, Fort Lauderdale; John Torti, Fort Lauderdale; and Lianying Wang, Baltimore.
|David Harris, ASLA||Jay Hicks, ASLA|
Logan Simpson Design Inc., Tempe, Arizona, one of the largest environmental planning and landscape architecture firms in the west, has announced that it has hired Jay Hicks, ASLA, as design principal and David Harris, ASLA, as landscape design director. Hicks and Harris will lead a substantial design team that includes 16 registered landscape architects in addition to landscape designers, irrigation professionals, and CADD specialists.
Hicks and Harris have worked together for more than a decade, first at EDAW/AECOM and later at RSP Architects. They share a notable portfolio that includes Kierland Commons in Scottsdale, Glendale’s Westgate Town Center, the new Phoenix Division FBI office, the new master planned community Verrado in Buckeye, and the new Civic Space in downtown Phoenix. They have also worked around the world on such projects as the River Park Master Plan in Be’er Sheva, Israel; the Tangier Investment Park in Tangier, Morocco; Wuhan Healthy Adult Community in Wuhan, China; and the Diyar Al Muharraq island community in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Company news: North American design firm Stantec has announced plans to acquire Mid-Atlantic-based engineering firm Greenhorne & O’Mara. The multidiscipline, 520-person firm will expand Stantec’s presence and services across the U.S. Atlantic coast, particularly in the transportation sector and with the U.S. federal government. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the year, marking the third firm to join Stantec in the last quarter of 2012.
Headquartered in Laurel, Maryland, with 16 offices spread throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, Greenhorne & O’Mara specializes in the design of transportation facilities and other infrastructure, including highway and bridge design, traffic engineering, master planning and landscape architecture, structural engineering, U.S. Department of Defense services, and utilities design. The firm’s work also includes particular expertise in water resource projects with U.S. federal agencies, such as flood hazard mitigation and floodplain mapping, National Environmental Policy Act compliance, wetlands delineation and permitting, environmental impact statements, and stormwater management.