Jonathan Smith PLA, ASLASenior Associate, Landscape Architecture
Jonathan brings 13 years of experience in urban design and landscape architecture to The Lakota Group, where he assists in the management of the firm’s landscape architecture projects. His award-winning portfolio spans the commercial and municipal sectors including K-12 schools, urban plazas, parks, transportation enhancements, sport venues and amenities, mixed-use developments, and retail environments. He has extensive experience working on a variety of scales, from managing complex mixed-use projects to designing urban plazas and gardens.
Jonathan is driven by a passion for healthy communities and how design promotes positive interaction with the environment. He holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Ball State University. He currently volunteers his time with the Friends of the Chicago River as a member of the Planning Committee, where he assists with creating guidelines for and approving development projects along one of the world’s great metropolitan waterways.