Smith Planning Group is a fully-integrated design firm founded in 1989 in Athens, Georgia. Our team spans key disciplines including landscape architecture, master planning, and civil engineering. Our work is collaborative and we are committed to sustainable design solutions such as adaptive reuse and conservation development. SPG has built a reputation for outstanding design and community involvement. Our design process is focused on research and collaboration which allows us to design spaces that foster a sense of place. We welcome opportunities that offer complex and creative challenges. We work within specialized practice groups with complementary expertise to meet these challenges. For over 30 years, Smith Planning Group has had the privilege of working with a distinguished collection of clients in both public and private sectors such as universities, municipalities, non-profit groups, and private developers. We also work with residential clients in landscape architecture and engineering.



Charles R. Smith, PLA, ASLA

Founder, Managing Principal

joseph bates

Design Associate

casey marbutt

Design Associate

jason ruark, EIT

Project Engineer

Ed Lane, PE, M. ASCE

Partner, Director of Engineering

aaron bengochea

Design Associate

chris prescott, PLA

Landscape Architect

new person

Office Manager

Aaron P. Blomberg, RLS

Director of Surveying

Margaret Graves

Design Associate

terri rowland

Office Manager

Credits: All work is our own on this website, including photos unless attributed otherwise.

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