Linquist Appointed Principal At EDSA

Marc Hall (Fort Lauderdale): A strategic consultant, Marc addresses real-world needs with state of the art planning practices related to suburban growth and regional planning. He has a strong sense for pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use, community-oriented neighborhoods that addresses diversity in use and user, remain human scale oreinted and are environmentally sustainable. Marc is actively involved with initiatives, research and education conducting traveling graphics workshops at various universities. He has played a key role in shaping a range of nationally significant projects providing site analysis and evaluation pertaining to land use programming for high end resorts, residential communities and urban revitalization concerns along with commercial and entertainment properties. His scope of responsibilities include land planning, schematic design, design development, project management, permitting and construction period services. His work illustrates his typological versatility and ability to elevate the standards of landscape architectural design, never losing sight of the culture, history and geography of the area.

Xiang Li (Fort Lauderdale): During Xiang’s tenure with EDSA, she has been involved with all aspects of landscape architecture ranging from large scale planning to detail site design. Her work to date represents a wide range of project types including residential, hospitality, commercial, themed attraction, historic preservation and exhibition projects. A quiet but thoughtful leader, her approach includes establishing site specific design alternatives with respect to historic patterns, the creative use of authentic and indigenous materials and a respect for the end user’s needs and experiences.  She finds inspiration from travel, observation and immersion with a project’s context; always searching for new innovations as a means to foster creativity.  With a professional background in both architecture and landscape architecture, she has a holistic perspective of the relationship between open space and the built environment.  Committed to the social and cultural stewardship of her projects, Xiang believes design must originate from the outside in where all aspects of a site’s program and surrounding environment are integrated in context, culture, people and emotion.

Pablo Massari (Fort Lauderdale): Pablo’s work is characterized by its originality and responsiveness to the needs of each particular client and location. His impressive portfolio of achievements includes extensive work on resorts, single and multi-family housing developments, academic campuses, waterfronts, urban plazas, urban recycling plans and environmentally sensitive parks. He demonstrates an understanding of the clients’ goals and objectives, working toward creative solutions to challenges throughout the planning, design and construction process. Pablo possesses great skill in bringing out the essence of a space by carefully crafting environments that embrace beauty, allow form to follow function and reconnecting with nature. Having begun his education as an architect, he demonstrates knowledge in this discipline as well as engineering systems and construction methods. A calm professional with an incredible ability to manage a complex projects, Pablo’s collaborative approach yields design outcomes that are inspired by a thoughtful understanding of program, sustainability and a synergy between the built and natural environment.

Jeff Suiter (Fort Lauderdale): Passion, tradition and realism represent the core philosophies of Jeff. Through an explorative and collaborative design process, he has an ability to visualize the connection between design and how things get built. During his tenure with EDSA, Jeff has developed and nurtured numerous client relationships and attributes a great deal of his professional growth to the people and projects with whom he has had an opportunity to work. He finds great reward in being able to step back and see how people positively respond to the spaces he has had a role in creating.  His sensitivity to a project site extends beyond sustainability to include the quality of place and expression of people.  Having authored and guided a variety of successful projects ranging from land planning to complex construction, each with its own set of unique challenges, Jeff does so with confidence, tenacity and humility.  He has effectively involved EDSA in academic programs, pressing the case for a higher degree of practical experience for student design professionals.

Promoted to Vice President

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