As a landscape professional, Luke values the point where cultural heritage and ecological systems intersect. From macro to micro, he believes interpreting these relationships can reveal unique evidence to plan for purposeful solutions within our communities.
Luke holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with honors from Ball State University where he demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. His research of the Wabash River continues through education and advocacy of one of Indiana's largest natural resources.
He is currently an urban designer at Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group.
Ball State University [Muncie, Indiana]
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture + Natural Resources minor 2015
TSW Design Group [Indianapolis, Indiana]
Urban designer currently visioning, assisting, and leading in landscape architecture and planning projects throughout Indiana and Kentucky.
MKSKstudios [Indianapolis, Indiana]
Lead office designer of landscape architectural site and planning projects including site design, redevelopment, urban civic spaces, streetscapes, river fronts, strategic planning, community engagement and outreach, graphic representation and detailed design. Also provided construction administration assistance during implementation phases of notable Midwest projects.
EDSA, Inc. [Ft. Lauderdale, Florida]
Assistance with conceptual master planning, illustrative master planning, and detailed design related to resort hotels, real estate developments, urban and ecological environments in Los Cabos, Mexico; Panama City, Panama; Bavaro, Dominican Republic; Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; Hainan, China; Astir, Greece
FlatLand Resources, LLC. [Muncie, Indiana]
Prairie, stream bank, and wetland restoration, assistance with watershed management studies and associated grant applications, design/build construction of green roof systems, children’s learning environments, trail and bridge construction, and invasive species control
Craddock Wetland Nature Preserve [Muncie, Indiana]
Volunteer design and construction of pavilion deck, railing, bicycle rack, entry seating, green roof structure
LW Designs [Freelance]
Designing and constructing residential landscapes, illustration drawings, web design/ marketing, client consultation, grant writing
Zimmerman Landscape Contractors [Terre Haute, Indiana]
Designing and constructing residential landscapes, illustration drawings, web design/ marketing and client consultation, inventory plantings, tree pruning, maintenance, material delivery, and customer service
Community Based Projects [Indianapolis, Indiana]
Emmerson Heights Neighborhood Cherrette Team
Community and neighborhood vision planning/ environmental awareness
Town of Plainfield Design Review Committee
Alternate Member 2017 - present
Town of Plainfield Community Involvement
Downtown Zoning Working Group Member 2018; Transit Shelter Committee 2017; Downtown Redevelopment Stakeholder Group Member 2017
IN-APA Honorable Mention for Outstanding Comprehensive Plan
City of Brazil 2018 [completed while at TSWDG]
INASLA Professional Merit Award: Unbuilt Works
Wabash River Promenade 2017 [completed while at MKSK]
INASLA Executive Committee
Associate at large 2016
INASLA Student Honor Award
Recognition of outstanding academic achievement 2015
Sigma Lambda Alpha [Honor Society of Landscape Architecture]
Student Chapter President 2014 - 2015
Eagle Scout Award - National Eagle Scout Association
Rockville Public Library retaining wall planter design and construction 2009