SPURLOCK POIRIER Landscape Architects Promotes Three

SAN DIEGO (July 2, 2013) – SPURLOCK POIRIER ­Landscape Architects , a San Diego-based firm known for its collaborative, forward thinking approach to urban landscapes, has promoted Leigh Kyle, ASLA, RLA to managing principal, Brad Lents, RLA, AICP, LEED AP, to senior associate, and Lucas Shellhammer ASLA, LEED GA to associate. In their new roles, all three will continue to advance the firm’s mission.

“Leigh, Brad and Lucas have all made important contributions to our firm over the years, and we wanted to recognize their hard work, dedication and talent,” said Principal Andrew Spurlock.

Collectively, the trio has years of institutional and civic landscape architecture, site planning and design experience, and have applied their considerable talents to many high profile SPURLOCK POIRIER projects.

A landscape architect with SPURLOCK POIRIER since 2004, Kyle has served as project manager for a wide variety of built and planning work, including the City of San Diego’s Downtown Parks and Open Space Implementation Plan; the 30 acre Los Angeles State Historic Park in downtown Los Angeles, and the master plan for the Inn at the French Laundry in Yountville, Calif. She also worked for many years as a landscape architect in New York City, and holds a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College.

During his five-year tenure with SPURLOCK POIRIER, Lents has contributed his skills to the new San Diego Federal Courthouse, the Mercado del Barrio, a mixed-use development located in the Barrio Logan neighborhood, Commercial and Imperial Avenue Implementation Plan, the Southeast Community Plan Update and the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge, all in San Diego. He holds a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Illinois and a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Iowa State University.

Shellhammer is currently a project landscape designer for the Living Lab in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego and the housing development Fincas de Mercedes, just outside Guatemala City. He has assisted in the production of construction documents for urban enhancement and mixed-use development for Mercado del Barrio in San Diego, Palomar Pomerado Hospital in San Marcos, Calif., and the entry redesign for the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in landscape architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.