Trained both in architecture and landscape architecture, Connie’s design work focuses on place making that reflects the cultural, environmental and architectural surroundings for the land. A frequent recipient of ASLA awards, Connie’s designs create beautiful, memorable places, as well as enhancing real estate value. Her work includes a wide variety of projects ranging from commercial, institutional and planning projects to public streetscape revitalization. She brings energy and enthusiasm to all phases of every project, a dedicated approach with extensive benefits to the client.
She is a LEED certified professional (LEED AP), AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community member (DFA), a Certified Healthcare Garden Designer, a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI). Outside of the office, she is actively involved with the American Society of Landscape Architects, Urban Land Institute, Fairfax County Development Process Review Committee, McLean Planning and Zoning Committee, McLean Planning Committee and AIA DC.
Connie enjoys gardening, reading, photographing, travelling, and volunteering at her children’s schools outside of work.
Trained as an architect, landscape architect and planner, Amol Deshpande brings a wide range of expertise to the design and management of complex and challenging projects ranging from compact urban settings to large scale community designs. As a registered landscape architect and a LEED Accredited Professional, he is committed to incorporating sustainable design practices in his work while creating a unique sense of place for its users. As a Principal, Mr. Deshpande has designed and managed several award-winning projects and assisted in achieving LEED certification for several projects.
Mark Gionet is part of the second wave of leadership at LSG, joining in the 1980s. His career includes stops in Florida as a landscape architect and Massachusetts as a community planner. He holds an MLA from the University of Massachusetts, and a BA in History from Union College. Mark has contributed to the planning and design for over 50 parks of all kinds and nearly 20 senior housing campuses and communities plus a variety of other project types.
Mark enjoys a good community process and believes that the most meaningful and ultimately successful ideas come from users’ own experiences. He coaxes these ideas out of task forces, hearings, and committees with humor, patience and a keen sense of the public’s often contradictory interests and expectations.
Happiest when immersed in nature and the arts, Mark and his wife live within walking distance of the Potomac River and Mount Vernon. When not gardening, watching baseball, or listening to classical music, they have traveled to all seven continents observing nearly 2,000 bird species in a wide range of environments.
Throughout his career in master planning and landscape architecture, Mark Lewis has contributed to the design of many successful large-scale residential communities, office and mixed-use parks, and recreational areas. As a principal and lead designer, Mr. Lewis directs services in site analysis and design for a diverse portfolio of challenging work, ranging from compact urban parcels to developments of several thousand acres.