Joseph Bates, BLA

Design Associate

Joseph Bates joined Smith Planning Group in May 2018. Previously, he worked for landscape architecture firms ranging in size from large international firms to boutique studios. In his 10 years of experience, Joseph developed his passion of creating innovative spaces with a clear sense of place. Joseph has served as project manager on multiple public and private projects, overseeing design and construction. 

With the ability to work within a range of scales, Joseph has collaborated on award winning domestic and international projects including master plans, urban design, campus plans, civic design, park design, greenway design, and landscape development. His role as project manager includes generating preliminary concepts and schematic designs to help clients envision the experience, character, and feasibility of the project. He is also responsible for managing the production of construction documents.


The University of Georgia

BLA, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design

Professional Affiliations

Congress for the New Urbanism

Athens-Clarke County Community Tree Council

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