People are at the center of our success.

We are committed to forming personal relationships with clients, partners and staff, built on respect and over time, never losing sight of the people at the center of our success. We believe teamwork is the natural order of things and make public participation and community involvement an integral part of our process.

Joseph G. Sporko

Joseph G. Sporko

RLA, ASLA

Managing Principal, President

Joseph Sporko has over 30 years of experience in all phases of site analysis, master planning and design. He oversees public client projects and manages many of the firm's large-scale open space planning and historic design projects.

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C. Michael Ingersoll

C. Michael Ingersoll

RLA, CLARB, ASLA

Principal, Vice President

Michael Ingersoll oversees private client projects and has over 30 years of experience in all phases of site analysis, master planning, landscape design, urban infill planning, recreational planning, residential planning, and detailed landscape design.

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David R. Carr, Jr.

David R. Carr, Jr.

RLA

Senior Associate Principal, Landscape Architect

Dave Carr has experience in all phases of site analysis, planning and design. He serves frequently as project manager and site designer for a wide variety of site development projects.

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Donald T. McPherson

Donald T. McPherson

RLA, LEED AP, ASLA

Senior Associate Principal, Landscape Architect

Donald McPherson is experienced in project design, site analysis, planning, and construction cost estimating and is responsible for overall project administration for the firm’s educational and institutional projects.

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Darrell Meehl

Darrell Meehl

RLA, ASLA

Senior Associate Principal, Landscape Architect

Darrell Meehl oversees all of the firm’s government projects and has experience in all phases of site design and construction administration.

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David Miller

David Miller

RLA, ASLA, CLARB

Senior Associate Principal, Landscape Architect

David Miller is responsible for overall project administration, coordination of staff and consultants, maintenance of client communications, and quality control for the firm’s public spaces projects.

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Kevin Franke

Kevin Franke

Senior Associate, Environmental Scientist

Kevin Franke oversees all resort projects including performing site development feasibility studies, conducting environmental impact analyses, preparing environmental impact statements and obtaining necessary permits at all levels.

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Douglas B. Heller

Douglas B. Heller

PE, ASCE
Associate Principal, Professional Engineer

Douglas Heller oversees the firm’s engineering projects and has experience in municipal, commercial, residential, and general civil engineering.

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Timothy Larson

Timothy Larson

RLA, LEED AP
Associate Principal, Landscape Architect

Timothy Larson leads projects from conceptual design through construction. He has experience in long-range community planning and is proficient in downtown revitalizations, recreational facilities, SEQRA administration, environmental permitting, and more.

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Lisa Tonneson-McCorkell

Lisa Tonneson-McCorkell

RLA, LEED AP
Associate Principal, Landscape Architect

Lisa Tonneson-McCorkell oversees the administration and completion of site analysis, planning, and landscape architecture design. With a specialty in historic landscape restoration, as well as master planning for large-scale mixed-use development, she guides projects to successful completion.

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Mike Herzog

Mike Herzog

Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

Mike Herzog provides strong site analysis, design, and construction oversight services for college and K-12 athletic field and design projects with client satisfaction as a constant goal.

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Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes

Senior Associate, Senior Landscape Architect

Scott Hughes brings the experience of completing hundreds of college and K-12 athletic field and site design projects to his oversight of the Ithaca office, formerly HMH Site & Sports.

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Robert Kernan

Robert Kernan

RLA

Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

Robert Kernan is a project manager for the firm’s educational and institutional projects and specializes in site assessment and master planning as well as athletic facility and recreational park design.

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Mark J. Taber

Mark J. Taber

RLA
Senior Associate, Landscape Architect

Mark Taber manages a variety of projects ranging from resorts and waterfronts to institutional, urban, and educational campuses. He has extensive experience in complex permitting and sustainable planning practices.

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Jonathan D. Bonham

Jonathan D. Bonham

RLA
Associate, Landscape Architect

Jonathan Bonham has over 10 years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design and supports the firm’s government and cemetery projects.

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Matthew C. Brobston

Matthew C. Brobston

RLA
Associate, Landscape Architect

Matthew Brobston supports the firm’s residential and commercial project teams. With over 10 years of experience, he guides clients through the public realm including planning and zoning board presentations.

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Michael J. Marquard

Michael J. Marquard

RLA, LEED GA
Associate, Landscape Architect

Michael Marquard has over 10 years of experience in landscape architecture and creative land planning for both private and public sector clients. He manages government and public space projects and oversees all wayfinding services.

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Joshua T. Mike

Joshua T. Mike

RLA, ASLA
Associate, Landscape Architect

Joshua Mike has over 15 years of experience in the planning and design of site and athletic facilities for school and universities as well as parks and recreation organizations.

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Angie Mickel

Angie Mickel

Director of Marketing

Angie is responsible for overseeing the firm’s marketing department, proposal management, pursuing opportunities in new markets and managing the existing client base.

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Matthew Sterling

Matthew Sterling

Director of Finance/CFO

Matt Sterling is responsible for all financial, compliance, human resource and business operations for the company.

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We take fun seriously; from a perfect run to a record drive.

“The LA Group is a company with low turnover and long-term continuity of staff on projects, very important with multi-year projects in the public realm. Over the course of numerous projects that I have been associated with, [they] have remained the same, ever affable, ever hands-on, highlighting the company’s dedication to a continued working involvement with their clients.”

– Mary E. Brown, United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

“These are truly good people. The best of the best when it comes to designing veteran’s cemeteries. It was considered normal for them to drive five hours just to answer our questions and their patience and service were exemplary.”

— Angelo Romeo, Director of Gloucester County Veterans Affairs

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