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Eric Galvin  |  Licensed Landscape Architect

eric galvin licensed landscape architect
A graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Eric joined LPS in the Summer of 2006. Eric’s passion for landscape architecture and site design has taken him from Charleston to Manhattan. Notable work has included a city wide green space design for Roanoke, Virginia. HIs talents allow him to work on a variety of project stages, such as, conceptual site design, detailed private residential and commercial landscape plans, illustrative master plans, park and recreation facility design.

A self-proclaimed foodie, you will almost always find Eric with his wife, dog and cat at home grinding meat for burgers and sausages and preparing the smoker for some home-cured bacon. “It’s all fun and games,” he says,”Until you have to do the dishes.”


Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Cum Laude, August 2004
Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA
Associate in Science, Emphasis on Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, June 2000


Work Experience
Land Planning Solutions (LPS): Landscape Designer, 2006 to Present

  • Culpepper Landing – Robinson Development Group – Chesapeake Virginia.
    Landscape designer and head of landscape design review board for the community. Numerous designs built or in various stages of construction for single family residences, the community entry feature, clubhouse, pool, playground, and dogpark.
  • Towne Bank Campus – Towne Bank – Suffolk, Virginia
    Served as the landscape designer at the Towne Bank Campus in suffolk designing public spaces and amenities. Key site feature include a performance tent located along a unique retaining wall overlooking the adjacent pond. Site amenities were planned throughout the design with hardscape, seating areas, and associated plantings.
  • Jolliff Landing – Wirth Commercial Group LLC – Chesapeake, Virginia
    Landscape designer and assistant planner for an 84 unit townhome development. Low impact design considerations were a priority, including narrow street design, street tree incorporation, and an extensively landscaped bio-retention facility design to handle the sites stormwater and act as an attractive park-like feature for the community.

Additional Notable Projects Include:

  • Benn’s Grant, Isle of Wight County, Virginia – Planning and open space design
  • Manchester Station, Virginia Beach, Virginia – Landscape Plans and Entry Feature Design
  • Meridian Parkside, Newport News, Virginia – Landscape Design First Baptisit Church, Elizabeth City, North Carolina – Landscape Design and Planting Plans

Previous Work Experience

  • SGA Architecture, Charleston, SC – Landscape Architecture Intern, 2004 – 2006

Responsibilities including site design, residential design, commercial layout, parks, playgrounds, master planning, project coordination,cost estimating, and planting plans.


Organizations

  • ULI Young Leaders Member, 2008-Current

Awards

  • Shirley Brandes Staley Award for Studio Design Excellence
  • American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for Outstanding Performance in LAR, 2004
  • Award winning Green Space Design 2003 for master open space plan in Roanoke Virginia

 

I have always had a deep passion for art and the act of creating and chose to become a landscape architect at age 17. Drawing, being out in nature, and creating art for the real world that people interact with has been a dream come true! I love driving to the park with my wife and my 100-pound Great Dane, "Bean" and say "Hey, see that construction work going on over there? I designed the whole community!"
~ Eric Galvin

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Education Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Cum Laude, August 2004 Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA Associate in Science, Emphasis on Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, June 2000
Work Experience Land Planning Solutions (LPS): Landscape Designer, 2006 to Present Additional Notable Projects Include:
Previous Work Experience Responsibilities including site design, residential design, commercial layout, parks, playgrounds, master planning, project coordination,cost estimating, and planting plans.
Organizations
Awards
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