Two SWT Design Team Members Earn AICP Certification

By on January 12, 2018

From SWT: We prefer to think outside the bounds of labels, but professional certification is something to be celebrated. Recently, two of our team members earned their AICP certification, bringing our total number of certified planners to three.

Scott Runde, PLA, AICP
Master of Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University
B.S. Plant Sciences (Landscape Horticulture), University of Missouri in Columbia

“Planning and urban design is a passion of mine that I’ve been fortunate enough to have great involvement in throughout my career. I am fascinated by the planning process and the immense collaboration between consultants, clients, governing agencies, and community stakeholders that takes place to create successful plans. It’s very rewarding to work closely with community members to develop a vision and then communicate that vision into an actionable plan that can be implemented.”

Wes Haid, AICP
Master of Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University
B.S. Regional and Community Planning, Missouri State University

“What drew me to planning was the prospect of being able to have a positive influence on our communities. As planners we’re presented with an incredible opportunity to blend a community’s vision with projected trends and smart growth principles to develop a plan that benefits us and future generations. It’s this collaborative process of taking the expressed needs and desires of a community and molding them into plan that really excites me.”

For more information on their professional experience and achievements, click here.

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