FIRM HISTORY

Spencer Tunnell of Atlanta, began his private practice of landscape architecture in 1988. In addition to residential and estate landscapes, Spencer and his firm completed the restoration of the Boxwood Garden at Swan House. In 1998, Spencer’s late wife Lisa Martin joined the firm and they developed a new Master Plan and three phases of implementation for the Atlanta Botanical Garden from 1998-2002. Since 1998, Spencer has worked on the implementation of the Olmsted Linear Park in Druid Hills. In March 2012, the project was awarded the Marguerite Williams Award, the top honor awarded by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, as well as a separate award for Excellence in Rehabilitation. Current work includes the restoration of the Philip Shutze “Goodrum House” landscape, noticeable at the corner of West Paces Ferry and Habersham.

Spencer is past chair of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, has been a part time faculty member at the School of Environmental Design at the University of Georgia and serves of the board of Easements Atlanta and The Cultural Landscape Foundation. He received his degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture History from the University of Virginia and worked with landscape architect Edward Daugherty from 1980-1988.

SPENCER TUNNELL II

Landscape Architect, Georgia License #809

Education

The University of Virginia, Master of Landscape Architecture, 1981-1983, degree conferred 1989.

The University of Virginia, Master of Architectural History, 1981-1983, degree conferred 1989.

The University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, 1978.

Matthew Sussman

Landscape Designer

Education

The University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts, History, 1996

The University of Georgia, Master of Landscape Architecture, 2003

William McDonald

Landscape Architect, Georgia License #1730

Education

The University of Georgia, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2007

Erik Belgum

Landscape Designer

Education

The University of Georgia, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2012

Noah Shaye

Landscape Designer

Education

The University of Georgia, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 2014