Honors & Awards

2022 Charles Kene Okigbo, ASLA
Charles Kene Okigbo, ASLA
Charles Kene Okigbo, ASLA

Charles Kene Okigbo, ASLA

“Designing the public realm is a mind-blowing prospect. Every day we shape the physical fabric of society. Our ideas influence how people think, move, and feel. Weaving that fabric in a positive way, with peers who share that sentiment is exciting!” ‑ Charles Kene Okigbo


A talented designer, Kene Okigbo, ASLA, is a contributing member of the RDG Planning & Design landscape architecture studio in Omaha, Nebraska. Okigbo has been involved with projects in various market sectors including parks and recreation, universities, sports facilities, and urban design. He is truly passionate about creating environments that positively impact the community and is inspired by the rejuvenation of existing spaces to better serve their people. Okigbo’s goal in every project is to communicate the needs of a community through landscape architecture and compelling design. He has served on ASLA the Government Affairs Committee, the Climate Action Committee, the LAM Editorial Advisory Committee, the Great Plains Chapter Emerging Professionals Committee (as chair), and the Associate Advisory committee, also as chair. Okigbo is also a Branding and Marketing Committee Member for the TEDxOmaha. He was an active ASLA Diversity Summit participant, has volunteered as mentor for the ACE Mentor Program of America and, most recently, served as moderator for ASLA’s inaugural Pre-K-12 virtual summit Dream Big with Design.

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