©EDSA | Team | Principal | Michael Batt

As designers, we imagine the future and invent a sense of place that has not yet been realized. It is our obligation to create spaces and experiences by carefully balancing the needs of humanity and the natural environment.

Michael Batts PLA, LEED


Michael’s strategic design approach has foundational footing in that every idea has an identity and sensibility grounded by environmental awareness and users’ experiences. He has a deep understanding of how global systems evolve and an ability to connect nature, culture, people and place through design. His iterative creative process relies on both analog and digital sketching techniques to explore alternatives, align strategies and communicate meaningful ideas. Michael fosters a culture of design excellence with an established portfolio of well-respected works that reach beyond purpose or beauty – as they are actively enjoyed. Prior to his return to EDSA, Michael was Practice Leader with Stewart and a Senior Associate at Haden Stanziale.

  • Education: Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University
  • Associations: American Society of Landscape Architects; North Carolina State University, Department of Landscape Architecture Advisory Board; Triangle U.S. Green Building Council; Urban Land Institute, Carolina Trends Regional Council
  • Location: Raleigh