Stan Clauson

Stan Clauson

AICP | ASLA

Stan Clauson has over 30 years experience in planning, landscape architecture, and urban design. His work has come to focus on planning and design issues relating to resort environments. He holds a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and has served as planning director for the cities of Aspen, Colorado and Montpelier, Vermont. His career began as urban design planner for the city of Newton, Massachusetts and continued in public service positions and private practice in New England and the West. A former president of the Massachusetts Association of Consulting Planners, and currently serving as Past-President of the American Planning Association Colorado Chapter, he is active in professional groups and a frequent speaker on transportation and resort planning issues at conferences. This has carried with it a strong international orientation, and Stan has lectured in Switzerland, France, Austria, and Japan on resort development issues. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and the Urban Land Institute. An avid skier, student of languages, and yoga practitioner, Stan brings a broad range of experience to his work.

Patrick Rawley

Patrick Rawley

AICP | ASLA

A native of Colorado, Senior Associate Patrick Rawley has been captivated by the fusion of nature and human settlement patterns from an early age. Whether pursuing outdoor activities, studying history, traveling or enjoying the arts, Patrick seeks the common threads that form and enrich the human experience. He enjoys adventures with his wife and three young boys. Patrick graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with dual Master's degrees in Landscape Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Prior to graduate school, Patrick worked with a transactional law group that provided experience in the acquisition and disposition of commercial real estate. This led Patrick to his graduate studies and laid a solid background for his education and professional career. Patrick's favorite quotation is from Dan Kiley, one of America's greatest 20th Century landscape architects: "Should not the role of design be to reconnect human beings with their space on their land?"

Britni Johnson

Britni Johnson

PLA | ASLA

Britni Johnson is a landscape designer who holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University. She is originally from Rifle, Colorado and has worked in the Roaring Fork Valley with Landscape Architecture and Engineering firms for the past five years. She is passionate about creating a connection to nature through design as well as has an interest in how people interact and utilize spaces. Britni spends her free time snowboarding, painting and traveling. Her favorite quote is by Marc Chagall, “Great art picks up where nature ends.”

Heather MacDonald

Heather MacDonald

Born and raised Southern California, Heather graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Multimedia Design Technology. Heather has always had a passion for designing, so when she moved to Colorado, she pursued a dual Masters of Architecture and Urban Design at University of Colorado Denver. She became more interested in the planning aspects while taking planning electives and urban design studios. With her background in admin and graphic design in real estate and property management, Heather hopes to become a license certified planner. Heather enjoys road cycling, mountain biking, and snowboarding as her favorite outdoor activities. Her favorite quote is “You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.” – Tadao Ando

Alexa Geller

Alexa Geller

MLA Graduate Intern

Alexa Geller was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. Having begun her college career studying architecture, she rediscovered her love of the outdoors while attending SUNY Binghamton, and an interest in the fusion of the two was born. Having ultimately obtained a Bachelors degree in Urban planning, Alexa became fascinated with the roll of people in the built environment. Currently enrolled in the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the University of Colorado Denver, Alexa has her sights set on the progressive integration of our cities back into the natural environment. She loves post-industrial landscapes such as Duisburg Nord Landscape Park, and playing blues guitar. Her favorite quote comes from actor, Jim Carey, "Flowers don’t worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up, and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful."