Director of Design & Planning

Julie Johnstone, MLA, MRP

Julie is an accomplished landscape designer and planner with nearly 10 years of experience. With a dual master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, her education and professional knowledge have allowed her to excel on projects of multiple scales. The majority of Julie’s project experience has included master plans, feasibility studies, K-12/Higher Education campus and site design, park and trail planning/design, and commercial campus landscapes. Her present focus is on developing landscape designs and master plans which simultaneously address diverse community needs while promoting ecological balance and restoration. She has designed and implemented public participation strategies for comprehensive plans, waterfront master plans, and sport and recreation feasibility studies. Julie utilizes her varied backgrounds in psychology, planning, and landscape design to promote cohesive and collaborative teams that strive for excellence in design and execution.
Julie has worked on projects from inception through construction administration. She has produced high level graphics, comprehensive reports, complete construction document sets, and has guided projects through many levels of entitlement and permitting. With a strong handle on building and accessibility codes, Julie leverages this knowledge to streamline the design and permitting process. While the practical elements of design and planning are on the forefront of her mind, Julie has a keen eye for excellent design and enjoys conceptual design iterations.
She earned her Master’s of Landscape Architecture degree and a Master's in Regional Planning both from Cornell University.

Julie's Industry Memberships

• American Society of Landscape Architects
• American Planning Association