Approach

 

Kamei Associates focuses on creative, unique planning solutions that can be implemented, that are distinctive in their features, and sensitive to community and market requirements.  Project solutions are targeted to be cost worthy, maintainable, and enduring.  Project solutions are based on field site research as well as published sources, and they aim to be responsive to the features of site and social context. 

 

 

Principals

 

Geoffrey Katz

 

As Principal and Project Director, Geoffrey is responsible for strategic policy planning, project programming, and design development studies.  Geoffrey brings creative vision and experience in project management, innovative methods and solutions to every project.  Geoffrey has nearly twenty years of professional experience and has served as project manager in land use planning, strategic municipal policy planning, landscape resource visual, community, and ecological planning, landscape master planning, and landscape design in urban through rural and wildland contexts.

 

Geoffrey instructed Open Space Planning at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, over three years.  Geoffrey has consulted and participated in project work in Canada, the United States, Germany, Slovenia, and the Middle East.  Geoffrey is currently an instructor at the University of California, Berkeley, Extension in San Francisco in sustainable landscape design practice.

 

Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Master of Landscape Architecture

Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Design in Environmental Planning

 

Member, American Society of Landscape Architects

Member, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

Landscape Architect, California 4555

Landscape Architect, British Columbia 362

United States Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional

 

Kamei Associates, East Windsor, NJ (2009-Present)

Smith & Smith Landscape Architect Environmental Planners, San Francisco, CA (2002-2007)

 

 

Marci Meixler, PhD

 

As Principal and Project Director, Marci is responsible for strategic planning, GIS and statistical analysis, meeting facilitation, and technical project planning from initial conception through completion.  Marci has over fifteen years of professional experience and has served as project manager in the areas of land use planning, long-range comprehensive planning, community capacity building and sustainability.  In all of these projects, particular emphasis has been given to ensuring effective and meaningful participation of key stakeholders as well as strong technical planning and design process. 

 

Marci has a strong process-orientation and a strong technical background.  She has a PhD from Cornell University in spatial ecology and a Bachelors degree in statistics both of which help her perform thorough and accurate research and statistical analysis.  She is a seasoned meeting facilitator and GIS analyst as well as a writer and editor with an emphasis on packaging technical information so that it is accessible to a wide audience.  She also has extensive experience as project manager and has been responsible for multi-million dollar projects with over 100 investigators.  Marci has served on expert panels led by state agencies and nonprofits and has consulted on projects throughout the United States and in China, Yemen, and Honduras. She has also been active as a speaker throughout the United States on strategic decision-making using GIS and has given over 70 seminars worldwide on the subject.  She currently holds an adjunct faculty position at Rutgers University and an instructorship at the American Museum of Natural History in which she mentors and teaches graduate students in the use of GIS for environmental assessment.

 

Cornell University, Doctor of Philosophy, Spatial Ecology

Cornell University, Master of Natural Resources

Rutgers University, Bachelor of Arts, Statistics, Magna Cum Laude

Rutgers University, Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources, Magna Cum Laude

 

Kamei Associates, East Windsor, NJ (2009-Present)

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (2009-Present)

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (1995-2009)

 

 

Publications

 

"Landscape Architecture: Cutting-edge planning and design" in Campus Computing & Communications.  Vol.11 No.10, October 1996.

                                                                                                                          

"Natural Areas in City, Suburb, and Town and the Practical Application of Landscape Ecology" in Plan Canada November 1995.

 

Five Visions for Silver Valley: Land use alternatives and guidelines for development in Silver Valley, District of Maple Ridge, B.C.  Editor.  Landscape Architecture Program, U.B.C.  April 1995

 

"Cartographic Modelling of Development Impacts in Natural Areas in Ottawa, Canada".  Proceedings.  Fifth International Conference on GIS.  Ottawa.  March 1993.

 

"Nature in City and Suburb: Principles for Design".  Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.  Annual Conference.  Vancouver.  October-November 1992

 

"Spatial Heterogeneity of Urban Greenways in Ottawa, Canada".  Proceedings. Congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology.  Ottawa.  July 1991.

 

 

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