Stantec Inc., the Canadian engineering and architecture firm, has agreed to acquire Vollmer Associates, a New York-based multi-disciplinary design firm. Vollmer’s services include landscape architecture and the firm, established by landscape architect and engineer Arnold Vollmer nearly 50 years ago, has collaborated on notable Manhattan fixtures including the Grand Central subway station and Columbus Circle renovations. Stantec did not share details with Crain’s New York Business, who reported the deal that is expected to close in April. In a statement, Vollmer managing director Gerry Nielsten said the firm’s combined transportation practice “will be more comprehensive with a broader geographic presence and access to more service specialists and experts.”
After 25 years, Steve Martino & Associates has changed its name to Steve Martino/ Cactus City Design. The new studio is located at 8828 N. Central Avenue, Suite 305, Phoenix, Arizona 85020. The 2006 ASLA Design Medal recipient’s work is also featured in the February issue of House & Garden magazine.
The Jacksonville, Florida, office of HDR, an architectural, engineering and consulting firm, has hired Sunshine Bullock, Associate ASLA, as a landscape architect.
Scott Munroe ASLA, LEED AP, has joined the firm CSD, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Munroe is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and more recently worked for EDSA in Columbia, Maryland. CSD calls Munroe “a valuable addition” as the firm looks to expand their landscape design practice.
Deane H. Hundley has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Horticultural Society, one of the oldest member-based national gardening organizations in North America. Hundley joins the AHS with more than 25 years of experience in administration and fundraising for non-profit organizations. Most recently, he was a senior consultant with Ketchum, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, a fundraising firm that specializes in working with non-profits. Prior to that, Hundley was chief operating officer for the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida.
Charles H. Burger Jr., ASLA, of Hillsborough, North Carolina. A landscape architect, an ordained deacon of the Catholic Church, and an adjunct faculty member at North Carolina State University, he was very active in his community. His expertise included residential landscape architecture and park design. He was a member of Historic Preservation N.C. and the Hillsborough Parks and Recreation Task Force and served on the national ASLA Honors and Awards Advisory Committee.
Samuel L. Huddleston, FASLA, of Denver, Colorado. One of the founders of the Colorado Chapter of ASLA, he designed parks, parkways, and urban landscapes in 39 states and five National Parks. In 1953 he co-authored Grow Native-Landscaping with Native and Apt Plants of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News called Huddleston a “pioneer in landscape architecture and regional planning.”