Happy Landscape Architecture Month!
To kick off the month, we will be highlighting some of our Landscape Architecture staff throughout the month of April. Learn more about Senior Associate, Brett Long, and his journey to finding the landscape architecture profession!
When I was 13; my dad who grew up on a farm and wanted me to gain an appreciation for physical labor, got me a summer job landscaping where we lived in South Lake Tahoe. Initially, it was really hard work for a 90 lb. kid and I hated it. But I kept at it and continued landscaping jobs among others through college. In high school I was lucky to have a drafting class and had some art in my background from my father who was also an art teacher.
I grew up appreciating outdoor spaces with my childhood split between Bermuda and Lake Tahoe. When it was time to decide about college my background in landscaping seemed to come together and I relished the idea of being the guy pointing with plans in his hands rather than at the backend of a shovel. I was fortunate to get a track and field scholarship to Cal Poly Pomona where there was an excellent Landscape Architecture program.
After college my adventures of landscape architecture really took off and continues amaze me. From living and designing resorts in the islands of the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii to shore zone restoration in Lake Tahoe I have had a varied experience. The past 15 years my work has been focused on recreation and athletics and our current work at Lloyd Consulting Group is always dynamic and expanding. We are fortunate to be involved in many complex and high profile projects that satisfy our design craving and connect us to the sports world. -- BRETT LONG, PLA, QSD
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