Our Leadership

Alex Polen

PARTNER | MANAGING PRINCIPAL

David Ling

PARTNER | DESIGN PRINCIPAL

About Us

LandStudio360 is a dynamic design studio offering a comprehensive spectrum of services in landscape architecture, planning, and design. We take pride in providing a highly responsive, collaborative approach as we integrate aesthetic design, functional strategy, and innovative ideas into environments that strengthen our clients’ brands and enhance people’s experiences.

Core Values

Openness/Connection
Our focus is always on building long-term relationships with our clients based on trust, caring, understanding and a 360-degree openness to all ideas and perspectives. All of us at LandStudio360, our clients and our partners feel heard, valued and respected. We fully understand the needs, wants and their desires and always communicate with respect and transparency. That’s just how we roll.

Holistic
We obsess over taking a holistic, 360-degree view of our design projects, incorporating perspectives and ideas from around the world. We love a well-travelled point of view, and encourage our team to explore, share and implement new ideas into our projects, examining everything from the smallest detail to the broadest community level impact of everything we do. Our vision spans beyond the periphery.

Clever
As masters of the 360-pivot, our open minds are always ready to assess, adapt and adjust to design challenges, large and small. We love to learn and evolve, and we treasure new ideas and perspectives. Our team relentlessly turns problems into opportunities, finding unique and clever design solutions that exceed our client’s expectations. We are highly maneuverable, able to change and adapt our processes or solutions to meet the needs of our clients and teams on the fly. Sharp wits, pliable minds.

Leadership
We see the 360-degree picture of any project and consider the needs and impact of all the collaborative disciplines involved, treating every project as if we’re the prime consultant. Being entrenched in this project leadership mindset enables us a high level of proactiveness that our clients appreciate and find refreshing. We take project responsibility seriously and lead the way with fresh design ideas and efficient project process; while continually looking for ways to improve internal and external processes, communication, and workflow so that we anticipate changes and meet deliverables deadlines. We don’t just “green up the voids.”

Integrity
Our 360 moral compass always shows us true north. Our relationships with clients, partners and team members are built on trust and honesty. We hold true to our words and promises, we keep our agreements and always speak the truth. And we don’t stop there, we believe wholeheartedly that integrity not only transcends through our design, but to everything else we do.

Culture News

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Multi-Family: Health & Wellness in Multi-Family and Mixed-Use Developments

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Retail Development: Integrating and Expanding on the Values of its Digital Counterpart

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A Moral Obligation: Retail Is No Longer Retail

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LandStudio360 Culture: Meet Our Associate Project Manager, Daniel Miller

At LandStudio360, we are proud to have such a hardworking group of people that make up our project management team. Our Associate Project Manager, Daniel…

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The Mixed-Use Struggle: An Approach to Integrated Amenities within the Commercial Fabric

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Prioritizing Space: Unit Square Footages or Amenity Enhancements

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Work from [Anywhere]

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LandStudio360 Culture: Meet Our Project Manager, Ryan Huynh

Ryan Huynh is a Project Manager who has been with us for over three years. Ryan loves to challenge himself in all aspects of his…

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