Experts Contributing to Garden Dialogues 2018: The Rumsey Estate
The following experts will contribute to TCLF's Garden Dialogue at the Rumsey Estate in Lake Forest, Illinois, on July 21, 2018:
Rocco V. Fiore, ASLA, president of Rocco Fiore & Sons, earned a degree in business, with a minor in landscape architecture, from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. He is a Registered Landscape Architect and has been actively involved in raising professional standards for his profession, playing a key role in establishing legislation for the State of Illinois Certified Landscape Technician’s Board (CLT). He also served as one of the first judges for the CLT’s testing regime in Illinois. From 1997 to 2004, he served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) and was president of the ILCA from July 2002 to June 2003. Mr. Fiore actively supports the region’s landscape architecture programs, and Rocco Fiore & Sons has funded major study-abroad opportunities for college students.
Stephen M. Fiore, ASLA, vice president of Rocco Fiore & Sons, earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Illinois in 1975. He is a registered landscape architect in Illinois and is an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Illinois Landscape Contractor Association. With extensive experience in residential design and project management, he oversees the company’s daily operations. Mr. Fiore served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association and the Mid-Am Horticultural Trade Show, held annually in Chicago. He has served on the City Beautification Committees in Highland Park and Highwood, Illinois, and he supports his alma mater by serving on the President’s Council at the University of Illinois.
Ryan Kettelkamp, a principal of Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp, studied landscape architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, spending three months in Shanghai, China, studying the built environment. After graduating, he was awarded the Ryerson Traveling Fellowship in Landscape Architecture, which took him to Central and Eastern Europe to study large-scale residential developments. Upon returning to the United States, Kettlekamp accepted a position with one of the Midwest’s largest landscape architectural design/build companies, learning the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of project management and the realities of getting projects built. Four years later, he moved to Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architecture, where he was quickly promoted to senior landscape architect and design lead. Over the course of a decade, he headed some of the firm’s most prestigious projects, including the gardens at the John G. Shedd Aquarium; the University of Chicago Botany Pond restoration; the mixed-use retail center at the Glen Town Center in Glenview, Illinois; and several award-winning private residential gardens. In 2004 Ryan and his wife, Claire, formed Kettelkamp and Kettelkamp.
David G. Lawrie, senior landscape architect at Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp, began his career in the United Kingdom, where he worked at Mott MacDonald in Cambridge conducting visual and environmental impact studies. In 1996 he joined the Landscape Partnership in London, working on the rejuvenation of Burnham Riverside Park in Essex, the redesign of the landscapes around the London Underground and rail stations, and the feasibility study and implementation of a pedestrian urban green link through East London. In 1998 Lawrie joined Douglas Hoerr Landscape Architecture in Evanston, Illinois. There he worked on such projects as the Crate and Barrel Corporate Headquarters, the North Park University Campus, and the Streetscape Proposals and Guidelines for Des Moines, Iowa. In 2002 he was recruited to Chicago’s Edwards and Kelcey, where he was instrumental in streetscape designs throughout the city, as well as parks in the Chicagoland area. He joined Kettelkamp and Kettelkamp in 2004.