Fred Grogan

Land Planner / Landscape Architect
a.k.a. Design Guru
Fred serves as a project manager in the Landscape & Environmental Design Group of the firm. Fred strives to effectively bridge the gap that is often associated between traditional development and environmentally sensitive design through the assimilation of his educational background and work experience. Fred's background includes designing, detailing, and overseeing construction on a variety of projects including greenways, recreation, site grading, and stormwater. Fred is a registered Landscape Architect with over 12 years of professional experience working in the Design and Land Planning field after earning a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University. Fred actively presents at conferences on the topics of stormwater, greenways, and responsible development.

Trainings & Certifications

Low Impact Development and Storm EZ Training Spring 2014, NCLID Certified Professional (#075) NCSU-Spring 2011, Stormwater BMP Inspection and Maintenance Certification (#1123) (NCSU)-Fall 2009, Benthic Identification & Water Quality Monitoring (Stream Monitoring Information Exchange & Clean Water for North Carolina) – Spring 2006, Stormwater BMPs for LID (NCSU) – Winter 2006 Stream Assessment and Classification (NCSU) –Spring 2006, Conservation Based Development (NC Arboretum) –Spring 2005 , Cullawhee Native Plant Conference (Stream ecology & restoration) –Summer 2004 

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University 

Skills

GIS analysis, zoning compliance, regulatory permitting, stormwater planning and design, erosion control, greenway/bicycle/pedestrian planning and  master planning

Favorite Species

The American Beech Tree (Fagus grandiifolia).  Physically, the tree is slow growing and strong with smooth bark which old and new carvings are often found. The slow growth rate embodies patience and foresight which can be related to good landscape architectural design, and the realization that we may never live long enough see our visions reach their full intent.