PR – WK Dickson is pleased to announce the addition of John R. Thomas, ASLA,
AICP as the firm’s new Director of Land
Planning & Landscape Architecture.
As a Vice President and Practice Area
Leader with WK Dickson, John’s
responsibilities include staff oversight and skills development,
mentoring of young professionals, promotion and marketing for the firm,
client development, major project planning, permitting and entitlements,
and project quality assurance on all land planning and landscape
John is a seasoned professional with over 35 years of experience in
major project design and construction. Using a hands-on approach, he has
developed projects as large as 6,000 acres, worked in more than 50
cities and municipalities as well as several foreign countries. Projects
have included residential design, recreational design, planned unit
developments, mixed-use communities, over 7,000 units of multi-family
housing, parks, waterfront developments, military projects, and regional
college campus designs.
“John is an industry leader in the urban
planning and design field and has a proven record of successful and
efficient project management,” said David L.
Peeler, President and CEO. “His knowledge of
sustainable design and Smart Growth techniques will be a tremendous
asset to the firm,” added Peeler.
John began his professional career in West Palm Beach, Florida, founded
and served as president of his own multi-disciplinary firm and was most
recently a Senior Associate for a land planning and landscape
architecture firm in Bluffton, SC. He is a recognized expert on Low
Impact Development (LID), LEED certifiable site design, and stormwater
quality and mitigation systems utilizing “natural”
storm drainage design and bio-filtration. John is often a featured
speaker on these issues as well as growth and demographics for
professional conferences and seminars throughout the southeastern U.S.