David R. Carr, Jr. RLA, ASLA

Principal, Landscape Architect

David R. Carr, Jr., Principal, Landscape Architect at The LA Group.

“The Adirondacks, for me, are the perfect place. From a day trip with friends and a meal on the lake, to hiking with my daughters or a weekend away with my wife, it’s a place filled with memories.”


Professional Experience

David Carr has over 39 years of experience in all phases of site feasibility, planning and design. He oversees the firm’s commercial, residential, resort and mixed-use private development projects and also serves as project manager and site designer for many of these projects. Dave also specializes in stormwater planning and engineering along with master planning for large-scale mixed-use developments and has overseen the administration and successful completion of all project phases from site analysis and site design through construction administration.

Favorite Place

Whether it’s hiking with family, a day trip with friends or a memorable meal at The Cottage, I most enjoy visiting the Lake Placid/High Peaks region of the Adirondacks.

My uncle had a house on Mirror Lake and we spent weekends there working on the property and skiing at Whiteface through the late 70’s and early 80’s. My wife and I honeymooned there – a short hiatus because both she and I had just accepted new jobs back in Saratoga Springs. We’ve returned several times with our three daughters over the years for figure skating events at Olympic venues, including the Empire State games.


Education, Registrations, and Certifications

  • BLA, 1983 – SUNY ESF
  • Registered Landscape Architect: New York
  • ASLA

Community Leadership

  • Saratoga Springs Youth Soccer Club – Past President
  • Lions Club, Saratoga Springs – Past President (Twice)
  • Lions Club, Saratoga Springs – Secretary
  • Saratoga Lions Foundation – Past President
  • St. Clements’ Church Building and Grounds Committee
  • Saratoga Springs Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee
  • Veteran & Community Housing Coalition, Foreverly House Building Committee
  • Saratoga Blue Streaks Hall of Fame Committee
  • Melvin Jones Fellow for Outstanding Service to the Saratoga Springs Community
  • Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award
  • Bronze Lion, Lions Eye Institute at Albany