Founder, Managing Principal

Bob Smith started Smith Planning Group in 1989 in Athens, Georgia. Bob draws upon his 33 years of experience in planning and design to create spaces of lasting value. As an expert in site design and development, Bob creates projects that are environmentally sensitive, ecologically sustainable, and economically successful. 

Bob Smith is responsible for a wide range of domestic and international projects including town planning, urban design, mixed-use developments, and campus planning. He uses this experience during the community design process to develop consensus and public approval. He currently serves as Chairman of the American Society of Landscape Architects Housing and Community Design Professional Practice Network. Bob is a registered professional landscape architect.


The University of Georgia

BLA, Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design

Licenses & Certifications

State of Georgia, PLA #000884

State of South Carolina, PLA #001143

GSWCC Level II Certified Design Professional Certification #22829

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