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Mark Lewis, ASLA

Throughout his career in master planning and landscape architecture, Mark Lewis has contributed to the design of many successful large-scale residential communities, office and mixed-use parks, and recreational areas. As a principal and lead designer, Mr. Lewis directs services in site analysis and design for a diverse portfolio of challenging work, ranging from compact urban parcels to developments of several thousand acres.

Connie Fan, ASLA, LEED AP

Connie Fan brings extensive professional training in both architecture and landscape architecture to her work, as well as a considerable depth of expertise in sustainable strategies for the natural environment. She applies her talent and diverse skills to commercial, institutional, and planning projects, ranging in size from small-scale streetscape revitalization efforts to large-scale campus and community developments. Throughout her 20-year career, clients have benefited from her consistent involvement in every stage of design, her hands-on approach to design and client services, and her energy and enthusiasm. Ms Fan leads the firms’ international practice.

Mark Gionet, ASLA, AICP

A professional planner and landscape architect, Mr. Gionet brings 30 years experience planning and designing public and private facilities. His award winning work includes projects as diverse as new community design, festival event venues, athletic complexes, interpretive sites and memorial and commemorative landscapes. He has also completed design for senior housing, transportation infrastructure and the grounds surrounding public buildings, schools and churches. His assignments have taken him throughout the mid-Atlantic and to China. He is an experienced multidisciplinary team leader, acting as principal-in-charge, project manager and principal planner for feasibility and master planning studies, environmental assessments and design team project management.

Amol Deshpande, ASLA

Trained as an architect, landscape architect and planner, Amol Deshpande brings a wide range of expertise to the design and management of complex and challenging projects ranging from compact urban settings to large scale community designs. As a registered landscape architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, he is committed to incorporating sustainable design practices in his work while creating a unique sense of place for its users. As an Associate, Mr. Deshpande has designed and managed several award winning projects and assisted in achieving LEED certification for several projects.

Robert Esselburn, ASLA

Robert Esselburn is an accomplished landscape architect with a broad ranging portfolio. He excels in creating a distinctive sense of place for commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, hospitality, academic and residential communities. Mr. Esselburn’s design skills keep him involved in numerous projects throughout the office, often assisting fellow principals and staff in bringing creative design ideas to the table. His project involvement includes work in the US, India and China. Mr. Esselburn’s expertise extends beyond the design phase through his consistent involvement in the entire execution and construction process. He works closely with the project design team and construction consultants to help create a seamless transition between the design and construction phases.

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