ELM firm growing in Florida and Seattle offices

ELM, headquartered in Downtown Jacksonville, has recently expanded their highly-experienced core staff of planners, architects, landscape architects, and designers to include seven new team members who are contributing to the success of several ongoing projects across the country.

This group of experienced talent increases the firm’s capability to create successful projects for widely diverse client and project types, including residential planned communities, hotels and resorts, golf and club facilities, multi-use and multi-family development, health care and assisted living facilities, major zoological exhibits and habitats, and more. Since the firm was founded by partners Russ Ervin, Steve Lovett, and Tim Miller in 2001, ELM (Ervin Lovett Miller) has continued its leadership in the design community in Jacksonville and opened a Seattle office more than three years ago that is experiencing similar growth.

This most recent growth is evidence of the ELM partners’ dedication to providing exceptional services to their clients within the select niche markets that they serve.

“We are thrilled to welcome this group of innovative professionals to our design team. Each person is already making a positive impact on our projects and has embraced ELM’s culture of collaboration, service to our clients, technical proficiency, and excellence in design. As we grow our skilled team, ELM is better positioned than ever to deliver value to our clients and their work – and that has been the hallmark of the firm for the past 13 years,” said Steve Lovett, ELM founding partner.

The recent additions to ELM’s Jacksonville-based team include:

 Donny Podany

Donny Podany

Donny Podany, a licensed landscape architect who is returning to ELM after working with the firm from 2001–2005. Mr. Podany is a graduate of the University of Florida with more than 15 years of experience and has extensive multi-disciplinary expertise in community master planning, community park and recreational amenities, and urban planning and design.

 Scott Morris

Scott Morris

Scott Morris, an architectural designer with more than 30 years of professional experience working with firms in Hawaii, Boston and Jacksonville. Mr. Morris brings extensive experience and a high level of technical proficiency in the design and documentation of large, complex institutional and multidisciplinary projects and is an industry leader in the integration of BIM technologies.

 Willie Horan

Willie Horan

Willie Horan, an experienced landscape architect who was formerly the head of landscape architecture for one of the region’s largest multi-disciplinary A/E firms. Mr. Horan earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia and has nearly 10 years of diverse experience in interdisciplinary projects of varying scales. He is presently leading ELM’s landscape architectural work for key health care, senior living, and destination resort hotel projects.

 Mark Pariani

Mark Pariani

Mark Pariani, an intern architect with three years of experience after earning his Master’s Degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Mr. Pariani is a talented designer and an accomplished award-winning artist and photographer. A second-generation design professional, Mark is leading the firm’s graphic design work and lends his diverse design and production expertise to many of ELM’s larger projects.

 Jami Houston

Jami Houston

Jami Houston, ELM’s Marketing Manager, leading the firm’s marketing, business development, public relations, and community outreach initiatives. Ms. Houston is a recent transplant to Jacksonville and a graduate with honors from the University of Georgia Public Relations program. She will be applying her combined expertise in journalism, marketing, and business for both the Jacksonville and Seattle offices to broaden ELM’s market presence and to amplify the firm’s unique experience and expertise to current and potential clients within the market niches the firm serves.

Additionally, ELM announces the following recent additions to its Seattle-based team, including:

 Ints Luters

Ints Luters

Ints Luters, a licensed landscape architect with nearly 20 years of professional experience and expertise working on a broad range of project types. Mr. Luters earned his Master’s Degree through the ecosystematic design program at Cal Poly Pomona in California and has worked for nearly 15 years in the Pacific Northwest on regional highway design, multiple Confluence Project sites with Maya Lin, and immersive habitat designs at multiple zoos in North America and Europe. Currently, he is working on the design of a major new $60-million exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, where ELM serves as the project’s landscape architect and design lead as part of a talented team including the Miller Hull Partnership and Quince Farm Studio.

 Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy, a licensed landscape architect and LEED Accredited Professional with 20 years of experience in complex park, waterfront, zoological and urban design projects including Chicago’s waterfront Burnham Park, Seattle’s Elliott Bay Seawall Project, and Zoo Miami’s Amazon and Beyond environment. Through these projects he has engaged diverse stakeholder groups and sought innovative and ecological design solutions. Greg has previously served on the Architects and Engineers Legislative Council of Washington (AELC), and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Licensure Committee, and has received two ASLA service awards. Currently, Greg is participating in ELM’s retail/resort destination planning and zoological design efforts.

The firm’s Seattle expansion and recent talent acquisitions reinforce and strengthen ELM to bring value to local, regional, national, and international development clients, resort developers and operators, golf and club facilities, health care institutions, zoos, and tribal governments.