REUBEN D. SHAW II

CT Consultants

SAY IT LOUD - Ohio Exhibitor

Ohio Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My inspiration comes from my family. I grew up surrounded by goal-oriented entrepreneurs, creatives, and educators who always taught me to give back to the community.

REUBEN D. SHAW II

Bio:

Reuben is a Landscape Architectural Designer and 3D Visualizer who presently works at CT Consultants, Inc. He graduated from Kent State University where he received a Master’s in Landscape Architecture, a Bachelor’s in Pan-African Studies, and a Bachelor’s in Architectural Studies. His professional affiliations include the Ohio and National Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

I first learned about arch. when I was around 10 years old. My soccer coach was an architect and I shadowed him when I got to high school. It wasn’t until my senior year at Kent that I decided to pursue landscape architecture after getting my architecture degree.

What do you do?

As a landscape architectural designer, I “design everything visible outside of a building”. We design parks, subdivisions, campuses, downtowns, etc... As a 3D Visualizer I create graphics that allow the client to visualize their investments.

What excites you in the work you do?

The most exciting thing about my job is that it combines my interests in nature, architecture, art, and sustainability.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My inspiration comes from my family. I grew up surrounded by goal-oriented entrepreneurs, creatives, and educators who always taught me to give back to the community.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest professional accomplishment would be graduating with a Master’s in Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor’s in Pan-African Studies at the same time.

Featured Project Name: 

Lake Metroparks Painesville Township Trail

 

Featured Project Location: 

Painesville Township Park, Painesville, Ohio

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2022

Role in Featured Project: 

Landscape Architectural Designer/ 3D Visualizer

 

Featured Project Description:

In 2015, Lake Metroparks and the Painesville Township Board of Park Commissioners partnered on a project to protect the shoreline from erosion and create a 200’ pier with designed fish habitats. CT Consultants was contracted to add an additional half-mile shoreline bike trail to the project. The trail will feature native plants, overlook areas, and fish habitat shoreline protection.

Photography Credit:

Reuben D. Shaw II

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