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Keith Oliver, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP®, CBLP


Keith Oliver fully appreciates the power of open space and infrastructure to reflect, define and enhance a community’s values and identity. Keith thrives on the challenges of developing landscape and environmental design solutions and does so in the role of landscape architect, placemaker and artist. The opportunity to influence how we move through, perceive, remember, interact with and impact our world is a privilege and obligation that he doesn’t take lightly. He brings an infectious enthusiasm to the exploration and revelation of context, natural and cultural histories, and stories each site can tell. Whether he’s working on a small private garden retreat, a multi-family community, a botanical garden, park, campus, streetscape or highway interchange Keith finds a unique aspect of the site, community or owner’s personality to bring definition and a distinctive design flair to each landscape solution.

Keith chose a career in landscape architecture in part because it provides an opportunity to meld horticulture, environmental science, art and architecture. He has honed his talents on a wide range of projects ranging from community transportation and recreation planning, to streetscape, park, campus, and residential design. He has championed and implemented sustainable solutions in the desert southwest and mid-Atlantic coast with vibrant, resilient landscapes that infuse a unique sense of place, while providing user comfort and education. With professional experience in public agencies and private practices and successful projects in 12 states throughout the country, Keith offers expertise relevant to a truly diverse range of projects. One of the most valuable skills that he brings to each project is the ability to collaborate and communicate with diverse groups to consolidate their goals, concerns and individual standards into effective plans and successful design solutions.