[ Staff Bios ]

Kevin A. McCrory

Kevin A. McCrory, ASLA

Landscape Architect - Senior Partner

As founding partner, Kevin has nearly forty years experience as a planner and landscape architect. Kevin's design works include parks and recreation, urban environments, educational campuses, cultural facilities, resort planning, medical complexes, commercial developments and residential communities. Kevin is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. He is licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. As past President of the Indiana Chapter for Association of Landscape Architects, Kevin is active in promoting the profession and mentoring landscape architectural students at both Ball State and Purdue University

After graduating from college in 1974, Kevin joined the internationally known firm of Edward D. Stone, Jr. & Associates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was during this time that Kevin gained exposure to large-scale land use planning projects throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Europe, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

In 1980, Kevin moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where he joined the firm of Oliphant and Associates, Planners and Landscape Architects. While with the firm, Kevin spearheaded two major projects; the US Pavilion for the 1982 Word's Fair in Knoxville, and the new Corporate Headquarters for TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Both projects became major catalysts for urban renewal within each city's central business district.

In 1983, Kevin left the design profession to join Fairfield Communities, a developer and management company of resort projects throughout the United States. While serving as Vice President of Project Development, Kevin oversaw the design, planning and construction of condominiums, single-family subdivisions, golf courses, clubhouse facilities, restaurants, marinas, roadways and other site improvement projects for 12 resort communities throughout the United States. In 1990, Kevin returned to Indiana to start a private planning and landscape architectural practice. Initially known as McCrory and Associates, the firm was restructured in 1999 and renamed the LandPlan Group.

Gregory A. Byrd

Gregory A. Byrd, RLA

Landscape Architect/Senior Partner

Greg is a life long resident of the State of Indiana having grown up in Lebanon and attending Purdue University in West Lafayette. Greg graduated from Purdue with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. His studies also concentrated on Agronomy and Civil Engineering. Overall, Greg has 25 years experience as a landscape architect, planner and manager including the last 21 years with the LandPlan Group. Greg has served on the Executive Committee for Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and held the office of State Treasurer. Greg has also served on the Board of Directors for Fort Wayne Elks Lodge #155 and Homes for Children.

As a project architect, Greg has managed a broad scope of projects ranging from large scale master planning and constructed projects to small scale residential projects. Greg's strengths include master planning, golf course design, site planning, planting plans and a thorough understanding of taking a project through the governmental process.

David Weadock

David Weadock, RLA

Landscape Architect - Partner

As a Project Manager and a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the State of Indiana, Dave has been employed by LandPlan Group since 1998. He is a graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette, and spent the first three years of his professional career at a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. Dave and his family live five minutes from downtown Fort Wayne, and are active members of their neighborhood church. They enjoy riding their bicycles on the City's trails and river greenway, and visit nearby Lakeside Park on a regular basis.

Dave's professional experience includes work on both large and small scale design projects. He has managed the design and supervision of projects for city streetscapes, wayfinding signage, campus landscape planning, medical complexes, public and private parks, trails, and residential master planning. Dave has a great understanding of the construction process, and is able to use that knowledge in managing the firm's development of drawings and documents.

Dustin Trahin

Dustin Trahin, GLA, LEED AP

Designer

Dustin Trahin is a recent graduate of Ball State University's Landscape Architecture program and recipient of a bachelor's of landscape architecture degree. Dustin previously joined LandPlan for two summer internships during his schooling, and currently holds a position as a designer for the firm. Dustin received the LEED AP status in early 2009, the leading accreditation for individuals in the sustainable and green building design industry.  This accreditation places him in a network of leading design and construction based practitioners in the green industry.  He is beginning to prepare for the LARE exam in anticipation of receiving his license in the future.  He has most recently worked on projects including Parkview Regional Medical Center, Parkview Family Park, and Harrison Square.

Dustin's time at Ball State helped him develop numerous graphical presentation skills, including: high quality sketching and illustration ability, 3D rendering and perspective creation using Sketchup, 3Ds Max, and Revit Architecture, as well as graphical layout presentations using Adobe Suites.   

 

Denise Ensign

Denise Ensign,

Office Manager

Denise has been the office manager for the LandPlan Group for 2 years, and has multiple responsibilities including billing, client coordination, proposal development, and other office management responsibilities.