Ruth Hamberg Landscape Architecture & Urban Design LLC is a Woman-owned landscape architecture and planning firm.
Principal Landscape Architect Ruth C. Hamberg PLA ASLA AICP CNU-A
Ruth Hamberg provides professional urban design, landscape architecture and land planning services to create clean, green, healthy and beautiful places to live, work and play. Ruth Hamberg is a registered Florida Landscape Architect 0001273, AICP Certified Urban Planner and CNU-A accredited Urban Designer with over 35 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Hamberg’s services include landscape architecture, project management, community planning, urban design and site master planning, new/ old urbanism, health impact assessments, Main Street consulting as well as public involvement facilitation. Ms. Hamberg considers the interrelationships between the environment, economic development, healthy communities, civic life, social opportunity, transportation mobility, urban form, landscape and livability indicators to create livable sustainable cities.
Florida Registered Landscape Architect #0001273. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) #014969. CNU-A Congress for New Urbanism. Florida Attorney General Office training on Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED).
FDOT Pre-Qualified Work Group 13.6 (Land Planning/ Engineering) & 15 (Landscape Architecture), Small Business Certified.
WBE Certifications: FDOT, State of Florida, Orange County, Osceola County, Polk County, City of Orlando.
Professional Associations and Community Service
Florida Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) full member ASLA, FLASLA Committee on Sustainable Environment 2006-11, Co-Chair 2012-13, Chair 2014-21; American Planning Association Florida Chapter Sustainability Committee 2014-20, Florida Urban Forestry Council Executive Committee 2003-07. Design Committee for SoDo (Downtown South) Orlando Main Street 2011-21. National Trust for Historic Preservation Florida Main Street Consultant 2012-21. American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP); American Planning Association. Florida Chapter Congress for New Urbanism. City of Orlando Landscape Code Focus Group 2009-13.
BLA Michigan State University, 1981. University of Miami School of Architecture “Principles and Practice of New Urbanism” 2014. CPTED training, Florida Attorney General’s Office (Crime Prevention Design). Main Street Training from the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented by the City of Orlando, 2011. Health Impact Assessments Training 2012, Winter Park Health Foundation.
1000 Friends of Florida Successful Communities Award: City of Orlando Urban Design Element of the Growth Management Plan, co-author (First Urban Design Element of a Comprehensive Plan in Florida).
National Trails Symposium Design Competition- The Goldsboro Trail, Sanford, FL National design competition sponsored by Florida Dept. of Greenways & Trails; teamed with Land Design Innovations (LDI), now S&ME.
City of Orlando Mills Ave. and Colonial Drive Urban Design and Strategic Plan Design Competition - one of 3 finalist firms selected. Team leader with LDI.
Florida Planning & Zoning Assoc. (FPZA) Award: Friends of Lake Apopka Lake Apopka Basin Master Plan: Greenways, Trails, Recreation, and Ecotourism; when with LDI (now S&ME http://www.smeinc.com/). www.fola.org
Landscape Architect and Planner Ruth Hamberg loves both cities and rural areas. In cities we find the confluence of transportation, people, business and culture but really makes a city is it's physical design, urban form and landscape. That's the layered tapestry that Ruth enjoys working within. As for rural areas Ruth is passionate about protecting natural lands, family farms and rural lifestyles. Passionate about the environment, Ruth practices sustainability techniques on every project.
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Ruth handled a wide range of tasks, including major public involvement efforts, coordination between City and County departments, presentations at meetings and pubic hearings, preparation of planning and design documents, project management and supervision of consultants.... I would recommend hiring Ruth as a consultant for public involvement, planning, design and project management initiative work
Luann Brooks, Executive Director, the International Drive Master Transit and Improvement District, Orlando