Cecilia Schafler, PLA, SITES AP

President

Cecilia Schafler has over 23 years in landscape architecture with a diverse portfolio of private and public clients. Her extensive experience includes master planning, design guidelines, maintenance plans, urban planning, park, trail, hardscape, sustainable planting and irrigation design, construction documents, specifications, bid assistance and contract administration, etc. She holds licenses in NV, AZ, and UT. Her project management strengths include client interaction, sub-consultant management, quality control, schedule and budget management. Additionally, Cecilia serves as an adjunct instructor at the UNLV School of Architecture. Cecilia founded Lage Design, Inc. in 2006 and has since been successfully delivering landscape architecture services throughout southern Nevada and beyond.

Geoffrey Schafler, PLA

Principal

Geoffrey Schafler has designed and managed planning and landscape architecture projects and services for 24 years. His varied project portfolio includes urban design, parks, trails, transportation aesthetics, and master plans. His specific project skills include project design, cost estimating, specification writing, bid support, and contract administration. Among his responsibilities as project manager for these projects has been operating as the main client contact, managing subconsultants, ensuring timely submission of deliverables, and quality control.

The attention to detail in his context sensitive designs can be seen on projects along many of the highways throughout Nevada. Many projects in which he has been involved include design elements that draw on the history, culture, and influence of the surrounding community. There is an inherent sense of ownership and pride of place in his work in Nevada, which could only come from someone who is a resident of the state for more than 20 years

David Farley, PLA

Senior Landscape Architect

David has more than 2 decades of landscape architecture and planning experience working on projects of varying scales and scopes. As a valued asset to any project team, his design approach explores innovative construction materials and methods employed throughout the world. His background and responsibilities include master planning, conceptual design, and the development of construction documents and specifications for a variety of commercial, residential, transportation, and civic projects, as well as construction observation and administration. David’s extensive experience brings a solid foundation of clear solutions and resiliency to every project.

After serving in the Marines, David graduate from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science-Landscape Architecture degree. He his active in the Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects most currently serving as Immediate Past President.

Shane Ice, PLA

Landscape Architect

Shane loves the process and magic of design. Through a thoughtful, iterative design regimen he is able to carry ideas into the built environment. Bolstered by 25 years of landscape construction, architecture and planning experience, Shane believes in the strength of functional and elegant design. His expertise and leadership in large scale complex irrigation system design and water efficient technologies make him a valuable asset when designing sustainable landscapes for maximum water efficiency. Shane’s broad experience includes master plans, irrigation, planting, amenities, and concepts for a variety of municipal parks, recreation facilities, trails, and roadways, as well as a wide array of institutional, campus, and retail shopping environments.

Shane holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Ball State University. He currently serves as the President Elect for the Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is looking forward to becoming President for 2021.

David MacDougall, PLA

Landscape Architect

David welcomes a good design challenge of any kind and is driven to identify issues and find realistic outcomes. His creativity, technical proficiency, comprehensive skills, and experience in construction practices and materials make him a practical solution-oriented designer. He is instrumental in site analysis documentation, concept development, master planning, construction document production and specifications. He has worked across the disciplines of landscape architecture in a variety of projects from planning communities, designing parks & trails, residential amenity spaces, monuments, memorials, and government projects. His knowledge stretches beyond landscape architecture having traveled extensively internationally, with over 10 years of experience in commercial photography and information technology. He not only has an eye for good design but knows how to communicate it using the latest digital methods. David is the company leader in 2D & 3D visualizations. HIs ease with methods for detailed model building have made 3D visualization a standard part of our design services.

He studied anthropology at North Carolina State University and holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Prior to returning to Nevada, David worked 6 years at a landscape architecture and land planning firm in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area where he had roles as a production/project manager and creative director, as well being heavily involved in marketing efforts. He regularly attends landscape architecture conferences and is a member of the American Planning Association (APA). David is driven to further his knowledge and experience in land planning and landscape architecture to improve his community and the world in a meaningful way.

David’s knowledge stretches beyond landscape architecture. He embraces the idea of the Global Village and has prioritized international travel with over 25 countries visited to date. In addition, David has been a beekeeper for 5 years and is starting a new project, Vermiculture in the Desert. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, watching British television shows, and perfecting his Neapolitan pizza skills with his amazing wife. His diverse interests bring an eclectic set of skills to Lage Design.

Tammi Gaudet, PLA

Landscape Architect

Tammi has over 25 years of landscape architecture and planning experience. Her insight and passion for the outdoors coupled with her extensive knowledge of plants throughout Nevada is an asset to the design team on any project for which she is contributing. She is involved in the conceptual design and production phases of numerous projects of varying scales, complexities, and budgets including: parks; trail systems; enhanced streetscapes and corridor beautification; commercial and retail sites; high-end residential properties; schools; and industrial and office projects.

Tammi is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. In 2008 She was awarded the Elmer H. Anderson Award for Park Excellence for her work on the Gilcrease Brothers Park.

Tammi volunteers with several organizations in Nevada including Wildlife and Habitat Improvement of Nevada (WHIN), the Nevada Wildlife Federation (NVWF), and the Nevada Shade Tree Council (NSTC).

Azucena "Susy" Martinez

Designer

As a designer, Susy finds motivation in opportunities to discover and explore innovative design processes connecting the natural, physical, and social realms. The collaborative and enthusiastic nature of her work provides unique strategies and solutions to each project in which she is involved. Her background and experience includes conceptual design, development of construction documents and renderings, as well as construction administration for a variety of commercial, park, residential, and transportation projects.

Susy holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada and is active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Susy has always enjoyed an active lifestyle and has completed six LA marathons. Today she runs for fun with her much loved running partner Bruno, a Staffordshire bull terrier. She is also a Toyota car enthusiast and recently picked up new hobbies, motorcycle riding. 

Stephanie Schlobohm, ASLA

Designer

Having started her career in the Midwest, Stephanie brings her passion for landscape and well developed design aesthetic to our Southwest Region. With her vast and ever growing knowledge of plant material she strives to build successful and impactful outdoor experiences. Her skills and responsibilities include hand rendered and 3D rendered graphics, concept development, construction documentation, and project managing for clients in residential, commercial and institutional ventures.

As a student athlete at Purdue University, Stephanie majored in landscape architecture while also competively swimming as a Boilermaker for four years.

Stephanie enjoys being active in nature, yoga, fashion, concerts, cooking, art, crafting, and anything cheetah!

CJ Akselrad

Operations Manager

Drawing on the knowledge and experience CJ gained during her successful career in the legal field, CJ brings a unique perspective to our firm. With her background of strong problem-solving and analytical abilities, excellent organizational and time management skills, and her outstanding attention to detail, CJ is a vital part of our office. She is primarily responsible for overseeing and supporting all administrative duties to ensure that our office is operating efficiently and smoothly. Additionally, CJ manages all human resource processes including developing office policies and procedures and ensuring they are implemented appropriately, identifying opportunities for office management improvements and designing and implementing new systems, and directing employee benefits, relations and engagement. CJ holds both a Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arizona. In her free time, CJ enjoys listening to podcasts, learning about and experiencing different cultures, being an avid fan of the Vegas Golden Knights, and spending quality time with her family and animals.
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