Design staff

Don Naetzker

Landscape Architect - Director 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.


  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Ball State University, 1983