Valdis Zusmanis

ASLA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal, Landscape Architecture, Atlanta

As a child, Valdis developed an early appreciation for the arts, spending most of his free time with a paintbrush in hand. His career path was sealed the summer of his senior year when a close friend begin a career in a novel field called landscape architecture. Little did he know, his friend’s vocational choice would inspire him to become an award-winning designer. Valdis has gone on to build a portfolio that encompasses urban design and landscape planning, giving his expertise to a wide variety of projects around the world.

Hailing from Grand Rapids, Valdis was born to Latvian parents, and raised to be curious about his surroundings. Finding inspiration for his work from nature (the indelible source of all forms and solutions), Valdis is committed to the planning and design of truly sustainable environments.

Valdis' design for the AFC provides areas of respite for building occupants outside of their standard workplace.
Atlanta Financial Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Zusmanis' plan for the park envisions a more harmonious relationship between the natural habitat and the users who frequent Candler Park.
Candler Park Active Lawn and Amphitheater, Atlanta, Georgia
Zusmanis and team's approach to the Brandon Avenue redesign is a 21st century take on the Academical Village, designed to showcase sustainability, support learning, and promote health.
University of Virginia, Brandon Avenue Master Plan, Charlottesville, Virginia

Valdis's Featured Work

Atlanta BeltLine Corridor Design and Trails
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Atlanta BeltLine Corridor Design and Trails
Atlanta, Georgia
Brandon Avenue Master Plan
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Brandon Avenue Master Plan
Charlottesville, Virginia
Clemson University, Watt Family Innovation Center
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Clemson University Watt Family Innovation Center
Clemson, South Carolina
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No. 2 Opus Place
Atlanta, Georgia
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Waterfront Botanical Gardens
Louisville, Kentucky
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Bowie State University Center for Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Nursing
Bowie, Maryland
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UHealth Lennar Foundation Medical Center
Coral Gables, Florida