Division gains new perspective for growth with Mortensen’s 30 years of landscape architecture experience
Tom Mortensen, professional landscape architect (PLA), has received a promotion to assistant director of the site design services division at raSmith. Mortensen has been employed with raSmith since 2004. His career spans more than 30 years in the landscape architecture, planning, design and construction professions.
“As a site planner and landscape architect, Tom contributes a unique skill set to the land development services division,” said David Cleary, director of site design services at raSmith. “Tom’s perspective, as well as his experience on projects in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest, will be important as he focuses on growing our local and regional presence from our Brookfield, Wis. office. Our team works with architects, developers, general contractors, and owners in the retail/mixed-use, industrial, health care, senior living, residential, education and government sectors.”
Mortensen will also continue to lead raSmith’s internal team of five landscape architects that support both private- and public-sector clients. A few of the site planning/landscape architecture projects that he is currently managing include the Waukesha City Hall, Waukesha, Wis.; Prairie’s Edge mixed-use development, Port Washington, Wis.; Foxtown Brewery and mixed-use development, Mequon, Wis.; and the Town of Cedarburg Sports Complex, Cedarburg, Wis.
Mortensen is a professional landscape architect licensed in Wisconsin and Arizona, and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). He is a frequent public speaker and writer, and has given a number of presentations at regional and national conferences and professional organizations. Mortensen also teaches a class at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee School of Continuing Education for the Water Technology Certification Program.