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Lanie McKinnon

Associate Principal

Lanie received her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Her profession experience spans across scales with technical proficiency both at-grade and on-structure. She has led the design and management of a range of projects from urban design and planning to campus master plans, plazas, and gardens. With a keen interest in the public realm, she has served as the primary liaison on multi-disciplinary design teams and works closely with clients to realize their project programmatic goals through engaging design.

Before joining Nelson Byrd Woltz in 2016, Lanie worked as a senior associate at SCAPE Landscape Architecture for nine years. Previous work includes the award-winning Blake Hobbs Play-za in New York NY, the East Harlem Center for Living and Learning, and the Blue Wall Environmental Center near Greenville SC. With NBW, Lanie is currently leading the design and management of a range of projects, including construction administration for the implementation of the Rothko Chapel Master Plan in Houston and the development of the Sunnyside Yard Master Plan in Queens. She is also engaged In the Eco Commons design and management at Georgia Tech, the second in a series of projects associated with the Sector Plan. The project creates an ecologically driven park in the heart of the campus that will support the research and educational goals of the Georgia Tech students and faculty.