Principals

Alan Beaudoin

Phoenix, AZ

Known as the Maestro for his masterful orchestration skills in building great project teams, Alan’s favorite days are when he can teach and mentor staff and colleagues. He has thrived in both the public and private sectors, and literally knows everyone in Arizona as a result. Back in the day, Alan hitchhiked across the USA and married his high school sweetheart, who was very patient with that little detour.

Alan’s career includes significant involvement in Phoenix planning and development over the course of three decades as a planner for the City of Phoenix and in private practice.

Mary Estes, PLA, SITES-AP, LEED® AP

Phoenix, AZ

Fun-loving, adventurous and positive, Mary’s honesty, humor and kindness along with her years of experience make her a natural leader and mentor. Addicted to international travel, she brings back cultural influences from around the world that infuse her design solutions. The travel does have one down side: she’s not around for long enough to take care of a garden of her own.

With a background in both landscape architecture and architecture, Mary’s career has been dedicated to design excellence and the advancement of artful, relevant responses to a variety of project types.

Jason Kuklinski, PLA, CCID

Tucson, AZ

Jason’s tough guy exterior masks a big teddy bear who takes projects, clients, and staff to heart. He loves the technical aspects of his profession and is definitely an implementation fan who likes to see design translated into the real thing. A veteran traveler, he and his wife are checking off their bucket list destinations and always have their next adventure in the works – even as they take off on their current one.

Jason utilizes his broad experience to incorporate client objectives while considering the end user to provide efficient and environmentally sound design solutions.

Joel Thomas, PLA

Phoenix, AZ

A self-proclaimed foodie, Joel may have eaten at every restaurant in the greater Phoenix metro area. His mentoring specialties include busting a move on the dance floor, demonstrating wakeboard backflips (and crashes), and guiding his team in dreaming up artistic outdoor spaces for everyone to enjoy. He will gladly include restaurant reviews as part of his project delivery process.

Joel guides each phase of the design process to create and reinforce theme and identity from concept to completion. His site planning and landscape design skills encompass a variety of styles and scales.

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Senior Associates

Aaron Hayne, LEED® AP

Flagstaff, AZ

Sustainable design practices are a key component in Aaron’s design philosophy — he is passionate about preserving and restoring the natural environment while developing creative solutions for people to enjoy open spaces. His experience includes native plant landscape restoration and native and adaptive planting palettes.

Jennifer Meyers

Phoenix, AZ

An experienced land planner, Jennifer has focused on the planning and design of some of the most successful master planned communities in Arizona. From broad-stroke conceptual design to detailed site plans, she has contributed to projects of various sizes and complexities. Jennifer’s strong design talents are complemented by her experience with entitlement processing in multiple Arizona municipalities.

Brian Sager, PLA, CID, LEED® AP

Phoenix, AZ

Brian’s professional approach is to focus first on client needs and goals, then creatively implement good decisions within budget and schedule. His attention to detail, from the earliest project stages through completion, results in healthy landscapes and thriving open spaces.

Chris Stebe, PLA

Tucson, AZ

Chris leads irrigation design for Norris Design’s seven offices, with twenty years of experience including design/build projects. He designs water-efficient, cost-effective irrigation systems that are both sustainable and functionally sound.

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