President and a founding principal of la terra studio℠. Kris obtained his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Texas Tech University and is a Certified Arborist. Kris’s problem solving and creative design solutions have helped him oversee many successfully constructed projects. He has a sincere appreciation for client needs and a passion for flawless execution during the construction of each project. Kris writes questions and grades candidates for the national landscape architecture
CEO and a founding principal of la terra studio℠. Michael is a graduate of Mississippi State University. His experience in a wide range of projects allows him to manage each project’s unique complexities. Michael thrives on well thought-out, creative designs that are practical for the client and memorable for the user. He is a registered landscape architect in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Oklahoma. He is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB).
Brad is involved with a wide variety of project types and has a strong passion for downtown revitalization, planning and design of large single-family communities, municipal parks, transit-oriented designs, streetscapes, visioning, and city comprehensive plans. As a principal at la terra studio Brad leads the staff and guides the client through every aspect of a successful project. A graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, Brad is also a registered landscape architect in the State of Texas. He has won several awards for successful planning and design projects and his volunteer work with ASLA.
Brad has served as a registered landscape architect and site planner for over twenty years and is the principal of la terra studio’s Mississippi office. He has been a part of many award-winning projects throughout his career. His project experience includes corporate, industrial, medical, governmental, parks, and institutional projects. Brad’s responsibilities include client meetings, project management, site analysis, construction documentation, and construction observation. Brad is a registered landscape architect in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama.
Nick is a Landscape Architect & project manager at la terra studio℠, He received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Ball State University in 2005. Nick believes attention to detail must be a priority on every project to ensure accuracy of design and achieve the best finished product. He enjoys the creative partnership between architects, engineers, and other design professionals that helps to define truly successful projects. Nick is currently a registered Landscape Architect in the State of Texas (#3177).
Mr. Cunningham has 11 years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design, specializing in public and private sector projects. The focus of his public sector project experience is with park and recreation planning and design, including trails and greenways, community and neighborhood parks, urban parks and sports complexes. Through his experience, Mr. Cunningham has expertise in the master planning process, including the public input process, concept and master plan development, and illustrative graphics.
Jeffrey Slater joined la terra studio in February 2016. He received his Master’s in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University in 2013 and a Bachelor’s of Science in Landscape Management from Brigham Young University in 2009. Prior to joining la terra studio Jeff worked for both a civil/planning/landscape architecture firm and a landscape architecture/urban design firm in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area working on a variety of projects ranging from single family planning, commercial, neighborhood parks, retail and high end residential work. Jeff joins the team with a passion for creating spaces that can combine the unique attributes of the site with detailed understanding of local environmental issues that enhance the community’s relation with the landscape and outdoor areas.
Shuran Qu joined la terra studio in August 2016. She earned her masters degree in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University and her bachelor’s in Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China. She has been involved in a wide variety of projects of different scales including urban planning, streetscape design, community design, planting design, tourism and roof garden design. Shuran’s passion is to enhance the existing surroundings and tie together the social, cultural and spacial dimensions effectively through creative design, natural system integration as well as advanced materials and technologies.
Jessica joined la terra studio in January 2016. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and employees at la terra studio. Jessica brings 10+ years of human resource experience in organizational development, recruiting and strategic alignment. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Arkansas. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR and SHRM-CP).