Maren King, Director - Maren provides leadership and management of the CCDR. Through the CCDR she facilitates community design and planning related service learning, outreach, and research projects for the Department of Landscape Architecture. She has been associated with the CCDR since 2000, and has extensive practice experience in private landscape architecture and planning firms, including 10 years with Hanna/Olin, Ltd., Philadelphia. Maren King has been a registered landscape architect in New York since 1981 and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She received a Master of Science in Landscape Architecture in May 2002 and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 1978, both from SUNY ESF.
Cheryl Doble, Founding Director - Cheryl is an Associate Professor with the Department of Landscape Architecture, SUNY-ESF at Syracuse, New York. Cheryl holds a BFA from Syracuse University and an MLA in Landscape Architecture from SUNY. Cheryl’s professional specialties are in town planning, site and community design, public participation, and design theory and process. Cheryl has practiced as both landscape architect and planning consultant to many rural communities, including extensive work with the Tug Hill Commission with whom she co-authored the Tug Hill Land Use Guide.
Jessica Gale, Graduate Student Assistant - Jessica is a second year, Master of Landscape Architecture student with a BA in Environmental Studies and a BA in English. During Spring 2010, Jessica worked on several projects including the McGroarty Park redesign and grant research in collaboration with ESF Outreach. This fall she is helping run workshops and design gardens for CNY Services, an agency that work with those with a history of mental illness and substance abuse.
Nicole Mihevic, Graduate Student Assistant -Nicole is a second year, Master of Landscape Architecture student with a BA in Geography and Environmental Science. This past summer, Nicole worked as an intern with the Rochester Regional Community Design Center, in Rochester, NY. There she was involved with facilitating during a community design charrette, advocacy of local issues and research on sustainability in urban spaces. This fall she is creating a e-newsletter to connect with alumni and partners sharing recent projects and news updates at the CCDR. In addition she is assisting with the workshops and garden designs for the CNY Services.
Charles Hamilton, Graduate Student Assistant - Charles is a third year Master of Landscape Architecture student with a BA in Geography. This past summer Charles completed his capstone field research in Morocco. This fall he is working on the University Neighborhood Housing Strategic Plan for a neighborhood near Syracuse University.
CCDR works closely with various graduate and undergraduate studio faculty.
Richard Hawks - Richard is the Chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture, State University of New York, SUNY-ESF at Syracuse, New York. Richard received his BLA from SUNY-ESF and his MLA from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Richard was a leader of the National Trust’s first rural conservation short course in 1982 and has contributed to numerous environmental land planning projects, including the Trust’s pilot rural conservation effort, the Cazenovia Land Use Study. Richard is also Co-Director of the National Your Town Center.
Preston Gilbert - Preston is the Assistant Director of the SUNY Center for Brownfield Studies, a consortium of all 64 campuses in the SUNY system focused on Brownfield Remediation and Redevelopment. He assists the CCDR with project development and funding. He has thirty years of experience in project development and federal funding. During his career he has facilitated and packaged approximately $300 million dollars of federal funding in over 100 communities in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Prior to joining SUNY ESF Preston served in numerous professional positions, as a municipal official, consultant, executive director of a regional commission, and lobbyist for a major University.
Robin Hoffman - Associate Professor, SUNY-ESF, Department of Landscape Architecture, 1 forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY 13210, 315.470.6546 315.470.6546