Donald T. McPherson, RLA, LEED AP, ASLA
Senior Associate Principal, Landscape Architect

Don McPherson

“The observation of natural forces and systems, plus the effect of the change of seasons in the wind, sun, temperature, and mood on those natural spaces is valuable to our human experience and many aspects of our lives.”

— Donald T. McPherson

Professional Experience

Donald McPherson has over 33 years of experience in project design, site analysis, planning, cost estimating, and construction observations. He is responsible for overall project administration, coordination of staff and consultants, maintenance of strong client communications, quality control and construction administration for the firm’s educational/health projects.

Favorite Place

team-DonMcPherson_onMy favorite place is the Bog Meadow Brook wetland corridor behind my house. I believe strongly that experiencing nature to relax, reflect, and refresh is critical to our physical and mental health. I value any retreat to experience nature, whether hiking miles into the Adirondacks, feeling the surge as the sail harnesses the wind, or walking a few hundred feet in the woods in my backyard. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity for more adventurous international natural experiences in travel to European open spaces as well.

The observation of natural forces and systems, plus the effect of the change of seasons in the wind, sun, temperature, and mood on those natural spaces is valuable to our human experience and many aspects of our lives. These experiences in nature, as with just about any events, are enriched when shared with family and friends.

Qualifications

Education/Registrations/Certifications

  • BLA, 1984 – Cornell University

  • Registered Landscape Architect: New York

  • LEED AP

  • ASLA

Community Leadership

  • Society of College and University Planners

  • US Green Building Council

  • Saratoga Springs Rotary Club – Past President

  • Governing Board – Presbyterian NEC Church

  • Wilton Park and Recreation Commission – Past Chairman

  • Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation – Secretary

  • Saratoga County Planning Board

"This team's work is always spot on. With no surprises and impeccable service – they're a hard act to follow."

- Bill Zografos, Vice President, Cannon Design

“The LA Group’s experience and exposure to various design and planning scenarios as well as construction techniques, enable them to deliver the best solutions that exactly meet the needs of each situation.”

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

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