Fred N. Grogan Jr., RLA|
Phone: 253-6856 x203
Favorite Species: Fagus grandifolia
Common Name: American Beech
Place of Origin: Mississippi
Fred is a registered Landscape Architect with over seven years of professional experience working in the Design and Land Planning field. Fred earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University. Fred’s specializations at Equinox include GIS analysis, zoning compliance, regulatory permitting, stormwater planning and design, erosion control planning, and master planning. Fred strives to effectively bridge the gap that is often associated between traditional development and environmentally sensitive design through the assimilation of his educational background and work experience.|
Fred’s holistic planning approach began with his lifelong love of nature and the outdoors. After noticing how open spaces were becoming threatened not only by the encroachment of unsuccessful land use practices that consumed the land, but also by how these practices effect natural ecological processes, he decided to incorporate this approach into his studies and work. Fred was able to gain valuable experience as an intern with the US Department of the Interior on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. The project involved collecting field points and building a GIS database to categorize structures and invasive exotic vegetation to address maintenance needs. Since then, Fred has worked with three locally-owned Landscape Architecture and Land Planning firms where he has honed his technical skills and project management capabilities.
Fred’s skill sets have been enhanced by participation in a number of reputable workshops and continuing education programs on Low Impact Development, the structural design of stormwater best management practices, stream classification and assessments, growth management, and is also certified through North Carolina State University to conduct stormwater best management practice maintenance inspections.
Fred is an active member of his community serving on the North Carolina Sediment Control Commission Technical Advisory Committee, with local community groups and task forces, and as a stream monitoring volunteer with Clean Water for North Carolina. Fred also regularly speaks at workshops and conferences addressing sustainable planning processes, stormwater design, and conservation based design.