Donald Naetzker, RLADirector of Planning
Don Naetzker, RLA is the Director of Planning with over 39 years of diverse experience as a consultant, owner, businessman, agency staff, and builder. His work ranges from entrepreneurial private-sector ventures to public sector planning and capital improvements.
Don is passionate about mixed-use, walkable, healthy, fun, and social environments and defines a project’s success through the principle of Triple Bottom Line Sustainability – that it succeeds socially, environmentally, and economically. Don thrives on creating spaces that are filled with activity, music, and laughter. His simple approach to planning and design is to ‘listen well, consider a teaching moment, and then offer back great solutions.’
As the Director of Planning, Don oversees our planners, Landscape Architects, civil engineers, and surveyors to ensure that professional standards of work are maintained and that ongoing communication with our clients is provided.
Don earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at Ball State University. He is a licensed Landscape Architect in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Missouri.