Dale Doerr Elected Nevada State Board President

Lumos’ Dale Doerr was recently elected president of the Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture.

Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture

The Board includes two Landscape Architects from both Northern and Southern Nevada, along with a Public Member. It regulates the practice of Landscape Architecture, protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare. The Board also reviews and approves applications for licensure and examination, working closely with CLARB, the association responsible for the national exam. Currently there are 366 license holders, including 83 who reside in the state of Nevada. The majority of licensees are from California and Arizona. It is expected that applications for reciprocity will grow rapidly in the next few years with continued growth in our state. The Board’s goals for this year include developing a 3 and five-year strategic plan, along with implementing continuing education requirements. Equally important is educating new members regarding open public meeting laws and following the Boards and Commissions guidelines for the state.

Dale Doerr

Dale Doerr heads landscape architecture services for Lumos and in his position has provided landscape planning and design for most of the numerous parks and schools that have been built in Northern Nevada in the last 10 years as well as most of the new buildings on the UNR campus. Appointed by Governor Sandoval to the Nevada State Board of Landscape Architects in 2012, Dale has worked diligently to increase awareness of the Landscape Architect industry. He often invites students to shadow him for a semester.

Dale’s background includes more than 30 years of park and recreation master planning, land use planning, subdivision design, grading plans, erosion control plans, urban renewal, and landscape/irrigation design. He has received numerous awards and accolades in his career, including the privilege of being a grandfather.

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Mitch Burns, P.E., C.E.M.
NDOT Certified Water Pollution Control Manager

Lumos is pleased to announce that our Construction Services Engineer, Mitch Burns, P.E., C.E.M. has completed the training and is now an NDOT certified Water Pollution Control Manager.

Mitch has over 23 years of geotechnical engineering experience. He has served as a materials technician, special inspector, project engineer, project manager, and department manager. Mitch has authored numerous geotechnical reports for schools, roadways, airports, pipelines, buildings, mines, and site developments across Nevada. Mitch also oversees all three of Lumos materials testing laboratories. He has experience in slope stability analysis, fault evaluations, and a variety of roadway rehabilitation methods that include pulverizing and reusing existing roadway sections, lime and cement treatments, rock stabilization, geogrids, and geotextile fabrics.

See Portfolio of Geotechnical Projects >>

Trail Opening Celebration. What A Ride!

Lumos would like to thank all who joined us at the Ash to Kings Canyon Trail Opening.

Congratulations to Carson City, Muscle Powered, the US Forest Service, and all of the volunteers who made this trail possible. What a ride!!!

Lumos provided basemapping, design, construction staking, and construction oversight for two bridges over Ash and North Kings Canyon Creeks on this 7-mile single track soft-surface trail on the west side of Carson City. This non-motorized trail is on the east slope of the Carson Range, rises to an elevation of 6,700 feet and provides outstanding views of Carson City. The sawn timber bridges are 22 feet long and span the floodplains of the creeks. Trail and bridge design was a collaborative effort between Carson City, the US Forest Service, and Muscle Powered, a local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group.

See photos from the ride and the ribbon cutting.