LAUREL MACDONALD BONNELL, PLA, ASLA
PRINCIPAL in Charge
Laurel is a Senior Landscape Architect with over 38 years of experience with Macdonald Environmental Planning after establishing her firm in 1982. During this time-frame she has participated in multi-family renovations for 33 years, has 28 years in affordable housing, mixed-use and planned communities, and over 17 years of cutting-edge sustainability, featuring a wide variety of sustainable greening projects such as green/ecoroofs, green streets, green screens, and one-of-a-kind stormwater features.
Laurel’s involvement with multi-family renovations has instilled a solid understanding of what existing trees and plants need to be saved, those needing removal, and how to weave new plantings into the existing project character. ‘what works…and what doesn’t’ Her understanding the goals and budget of the Client, prioritizing the improvements needed, and familiarity of the renovation process helps to ensure successful project outcomes.
- Registered Landscape Architect, OR, WA, MT
- Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington