Landscape Architect

Name : Peter Bonette
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Princeton,NJ
Job Title Landscape Architect
Relocation Preferences : none
Objective : To Whom It May Concern:

I am a seasoned landscape architect with 27 years of highly varied experience and am looking for a full time position to design and run projects.

You can see a sampling of my portfolio at

I was laid off 3 weeks ago. I had been working in an architectural firm until then.

I can be described, somewhat, by the following list which was the criteria listed by another firm looking for a Senior L.A., and my responses are in. BOLD.
Superior design abilities including detailed design development. YES
Superior graphic communication skillsYES
Superior technical skills including mastery of grading design, planting design and construction detailingYES
Ability to mentor staff through design and construction documentation processYES
Demonstrated success as a project manager on complex urban projects with multidisciplinary consultant teamsNOT REALLY COMPLEX URBAN PROJECTS BUT .YES
Excellent verbal and written communication skillsYES
Fluency in AutoCADYES but version 2004
Superior abilities in writing specifications including CSI formatMASTERSPEC FORMAT
Possess well-rounded construction admin experienceYES
Registered Landscape ArchitectYES, but NJ, VA, MD and CLARB registered.
LEED-AP preferredYES
Thank you for your time. I hope to hear from you soon.

Resume :  

Education and Licensing                                                                                     


  • BSLA 1984 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona, CA.
  • Licensed LLA 1987, New Jersey
  • Licensed CLA 2008, Maryland
  • Licensed CLA 2008, Virginia
  • Professional affiliations:  ASLA
  • LEED-AP 2009
  • Work in Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Project, ACAD, M-Color, Sketch-up, Photoshop, learning InDesign.


Portfolio available at:



  • NJ-ASLA:         Pfizer Pharmaceutical Central Green - Groton, CT
  • NJ-ASLA:         Proctor & Gamble - Mason, OH










HACBM, Lawrenceville, NJ                                         April 2008 to March 2011

Senior Landscape Architect

  • Provide designs for Architects and civil engineers.
  • Developing fee hour estimates and proposal writing.
  • Concept development and finished graphics for presentations and coordinate with clients and consultants. Project management, review and redline progress drawings, marketing for the department, mentoring staff and construction administration.
  • Al Fouad Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, with RBSD Architects, New York City, concept design to CDs for main entry drop-offs, grading and planting for the site and concept development of 3rd floor internal exterior terrace.
  • VA Hospital, East Orange, NJ, Conceptual development of interior commemorative courtyard.
  • 44 Spring Street, Princeton NJ, 3 story Office addition to an antiques showroom. Hardscape design, grading, planting and detailing.
  • Park N Play, Public School # 24, Paterson, NJ, (one half acre) Design and document the redesign of a public park that was also to be the play space for an elementary school in an urban residential area. Responsible for conceptual design through construction administration. (Construction completed 2009.)
  • VA East Orange, NJ, (45 acres) Full site study of current parking conditions, recommendations and CDs for adding stalls where possible and a new parking lot. Also studied and designed complete refit and documentation of LED parking lot lighting. (Under construction 2010) 
  • Elizabeth River Trail Phase 1, Elizabeth, NJ, (3 acres) full conceptual design through CDs of a linear park along the Elizabeth River Basin.  (Awaiting construction 2011) 
  • TCNJ School of Education, Ewing, NJ, (5 acres) full conceptual design through CDs of site surrounding new building being attached to a parking structure. Coordinated design with a newly developed campus master plan, by others. Was part of an Artist selection committee for a sculptor for a commissioned work located at the new school building. Worked with the artist to design the site for the piece. (Under construction 2010 - 2012)
  • G200 Hospital Prototype, Cairo, Egypt, with RBSD Architects, New York City, concept design to complete CDs for a prototype 200 bed hospital to be located and fit to specific sites at a later date. Included full planting design.


The Preston Partnership, LLC-Falls Church, VA                               May 2007- April 2008

Department Director of Landscape Architecture for the DC office of TPP,

Associate Principle

Director of LA design for all offices

  • Supervise 2 direct reports.
  • Lead development of concept design for new projects and assist with on going projects that have been difficult to meet clients expectations.
  • Projects were 4 story multi-family apartments or condominiums. Typically there is a pool courtyard and a non-pool courtyard. Each courtyard will have an assortment of amenities to entice new clients to become residents.
  • Review progress drawings.
  • Installation budgets are $1 million plus for each project. Projects range in size from 120 units to 400 units.
  • Clients include Archstone-Smith, Gables, Post, First Landmark, Kettler (formally KSI), Montgomery Housing and Aimco.


Cross River Design, Inc. - Annandale, NJ                                         June 2005 May 2007

Landscape Architecture, Project Management

Senior Lead Design Landscape Architect                     

  • Lead design on residential projects for new homes, redesigning older landscapes.
  • Project installations ranging in value from $150,000 to $1.65 million.
  • Concept and schematic design, grading, planting, lighting design, project estimates, client presentations, and construction drawings as needed.

Design Dept. Manager

  • Project design review and construction drawing review.
  • Dept. planning work, annual reviews, coordination with subcontractors and job foreman.


LSG (Lewis Scully Gionet) Tysons Corner, VA                               June 2004 June 2005

Landscape Architecture, Project Management

Senior Lead Design Landscape Architect


Uppercrosse Landscape Architecture - Princeton, NJ                     Feb. 2003 June 2004



Hillier Architectural Group- Princeton, NJ                                           Jan.2002 Feb. 2003

Senior Landscape Architect, Associate


Kling Lindquist - Philadelphia, PA                                                            Nov.2000 Jan.2002

Senior Landscape Architect, Associate


CUH2A, Inc. - Princeton, NJ                                                                        1987 Nov. 2000

Senior Staff Design Landscape Architect, Associate


Curtis, Cox, Kennerly Philadelphia, PA                                                                  1986 - 1987

 Landscape Architect in architectural firm


Central Jersey Landscaping Englishtown, NJ residential designs                                                    1984 - 1986
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