LPDA Increases Its Presence In The Hampton Roads Market
Land Planning and Design Associates (LPDA) is excited to announce the addition of a new team member, Senior Landscape Architect Christopher Basic of Greensprings Landscape Architecture LLC. Chris will help LPDA represent our clients and projects in the Hampton Roads and Tidewater regions.
Chris has lived and worked in the Hampton Roads area for over 20 years, bringing a wide range of experience anchored in the community. After working for LandDesign in Charlotte, NC for two years, he moved to Williamsburg, VA to be with his wife. There, Chris joined Carlton Abbott & Partners where he performed work on The Visitor’s Center for Colonial Williamsburg, as well as various streetscape projects for the City of Richmond and York County. He also worked for AES Consulting Engineers, managing and preparing master plans for legislative rezoning including Colonial Heritage and New Town, which is an award-winning mixed-use development project.
In 2010, Chris founded Greensprings Landscape Architecture LLC in Williamsburg where he has since prepared numerous planting and hardscape plans from Richmond to Virginia Beach. His work was featured in the James City County Comprehensive Plan as a tool for properly addressing James City County’s Community Character Corridors. Additionally, Chris served on James City County Planning Commission from 2011-2017 and has been serving the Williamsburg Youth Baseball League Board of Directors since 2019. His service on the Planning Commission brings a unique perspective on both Public and Private needs for both legislative land use cases.
Utilizing his roots in the community, Chris’s role on the LPDA team will be to support our existing projects, enhance our level of service and responsiveness, and strengthen our ability to be involved in a variety of diverse projects in the Hampton Roads and Richmond markets. LPDA has worked on projects in this area including land development, medical care, cultural tourism, parks and recreation, urban design, transportation, DOD, community planning and commercial projects. Chris’s and LPDA’s experience complement one another as well as peanut butter and jelly.
Chris is licensed in Virginia and earned a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from Mississippi State University in 1998. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, their two children and whenever possible, their two dogs. They especially enjoy exploring new beaches in the Mid-Atlantic, as well as participating in the Major League Baseball’s “Ballpark Tour” by visiting each of the MLB’s 30 stadiums in North America.