Baltimore, Centolella, Edsa, Leadership, Principal

Richard D. Centolella, PLA, ASLA, Principal

Since joining the firm, Rich has specialized in resort design, community planning and large-scale master planning. He stresses the integration of spaces, materials and finishes - throughout the site and among all landscape elements - to form a unified seamless design statement. His approach focuses on proportion, functionality and the overall user experience. Rich has a keen understanding of how to design projects that create memorable impressions and continuously looks for ways to improve the quality of the experience for guests, residents and visitors. Rich currently manages EDSA’s Baltimore Studio.

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. Joined EDSA in 1985.

“In design you must always adhere to the highest standards in the profession. In every project undertaken always, always put good character, sound design and planning first. That’s what it’s all about – creating really enjoyable and memorable places to be.”