Design staff

Don Naetzker

Landscape Architect - Director of PlanningĀ 

Don Naetzker, RLA serves as the Director of Planning, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to our team. With a background as a Landscape Architect and Planner, Don has immersed himself in the intricacies of the community development industry. Over his career, he has held various roles including consultant, owner, agency staff, and builder, providing him with invaluable insights from diverse perspectives.

Don's portfolio caters to both public and private clients, encompassing a wide range of projects. His experience spans entrepreneurial private-sector ventures as well as public-sector capital improvements, giving him a well-rounded understanding of project dynamics. His passion lies in creating mixed-use, walkable, healthy, enjoyable, and sociable environments that prioritize community well-being. He evaluates project success based on the principles of Triple Bottom Line Sustainability, ensuring alignment with social, environmental, and economic objectives.

As Director of Planning, Don oversees our team's operations, ensuring adherence to professional standards and maintaining transparent communication with our clients. Under his leadership, we are dedicated to surpassing expectations and fostering sustainable, thriving communities through our projects.


  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Ball State University, 1983