Don Naetzker, RLA, AICP is an accomplished Director of Planning with an impressive 4-decade track record, boasting a diverse range of experiences as a consultant, owner, businessman, agency staff, and builder. His expertise spans both the entrepreneurial private sector and public sector planning and capital improvements.
With a deep-rooted passion for creating vibrant, mixed-use, walkable, healthy, and socially engaging environments, Don is committed to the principle of Triple Bottom Line Sustainability. He believes that the success of any project hinges on its ability to thrive socially, environmentally, and economically. Don is driven by the desire to craft spaces that are alive with activity, music, and laughter. His approach to planning and design is refreshingly simple yet effective: he listens attentively, seizes teachable moments, and presents innovative solutions.
In his role as Director of Planning, Don assumes the crucial responsibility of overseeing our team of talented planners, Landscape Architects, civil engineers, and surveyors. He upholds the highest professional standards and ensures seamless communication with our valued clients.
Don earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Ball State University and holds licenses as a Landscape Architect in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Missouri.