Chad has carved out a landscape architecture career working on a lot of memorable places. His waterfront revitalization and redevelopment work brings him to tropical beaches and gorgeous Great Lakes shorelines. Community planning projects often focus his creative energies on iconic university campuses and recreational trails. Such outdoor settings are a perfect fit for Chad, who professes to "a deep love for the natural world." It's a perfect fit for SmithGroup and its clients, too, who benefit from Chad's keen artistic eye and his collaborative spirit. Chad thrives on juicy, challenging problems, where he can brainstorm, debate and develop creative solutions for clients. He's also one of the firm's premier sketch artists, artfully translating master plans and concepts into illustrations - a key visioning tool that helps clients see their projects come to life. What does Chad like to envision in his time off? A fat trout rising for his fly in a cold, clear Michigan river.