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Laurie A. Elder, RLA, ASLA is a Registered Landscape Architect motivated to create great places to live, work and play. She possesses many years of broad experience in various types of design from trails and greenways, corporate campus, hospital campus, office, commercial, retail and neighborhood communities of various scales.

Ms. Elder is a graduate of the University of Georgia and began her career in the Atlanta area before relocating to Orlando. Her past experience includes a role as a Project Manager at HGOR where she worked in the Workplace Studio and designed the Colonial Town Park office campus in Lake Mary. Additionally, she served as the Manager of Planning at Bower-Singleton & Associates (now Dewberry) for many years before joining BDG as an Associate Landscape Architect.

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Eric Newell is an Associate / Landscape Designer in our Maitland, Florida studio.  Mr. Newell, a graduate of Colorado State University, was previously with Ashton Woods homes as a Landscape Designer in Central Florida and as a Tournament Operations Intern for the LPGA in Phoenix, Arizona.  Eric brings a strong appreciation for the outdoors and a passion to creating great spaces to our team.

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Chris Cannon is an Associate / Landscape Designer in our Maitland, Florida studio.  Mr. Cannon, a graduate of West Virginia University,  joined BDG in 2016 after previously working in the Washington DC area.

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