Daniel D. Wise
Landscape Architect


 557 Church Road York, PA 17404   danielwise557@comcast.net   (717) 668-3834   

 Landscape Architect, Land Development/Civil Project Manager, Designer, & Planner


       ______________________________PROFESSIONAL PROFILE/ QUALIFICATIONS______________________
  •  Senior professional with over thirty years of vast experience collaborating with Civil, Environmental,      Traffic/Transportation, Structural, and Electrical Engineers, Surveyors, Architects and Land Planners on residential, recreational, commercial, industrial, institutional, and municipal projects.  
  • Registered Landscape Architect licensed to practice in Pennsylvania
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate


      ______________________AREAS OF EXPERTISE_____________________________

  • Subdivision & Land Development Planning   
  • Athletic & Recreation/Park Facility Design & Comprehensive/Master Planning  
  • Landscape/Planting Design & Specification
  • Erosion & Sediment Control and  Stormwater Management Design & Specification


       ____________________NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS___________________________

  •  Achieved fast-track municipal and governmental approvals including an unprecedented eleven variances for two mid-rise apartment buildings connected by a pedestrian skywalk on a one acre site in the Borough of Gettysburg, Adams County, PA.  
  • Managed all aspects of a four-block, multi-million dollar streetscape improvement project from concept through construction including a creative history plaza and a war memorial courtyard.   
  • Incorporated “cutting-edge” Stormwater Best Management Practice features into various developments and presented a case study of one such noteworthy project at a well-attended seminar sponsored by PA DEP introducing their Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual.  
  •  Promoted community revitalization through volunteer design & construction efforts for a Community Peace Garden project. The efforts were recognized in an article entitled “Peace Garden Gives Community Pride” in the September 2008 issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News.  
  • Established Wise Land Design, a sole proprietorship consulting business offering contract landscape architectural and civil / site design services, 2009-2010.
  • Advanced Skills in Autocadd Civil 3D and various other office and engineering software programs.


      ____________________WORK EXPERIENCE / SKILLS_________________________

  •  Marketing, client consultation, site investigation and analysis, and consulting proposals
  • Construction cost estimates, regulatory/deed research, land development and subdivision plan reviews, comprehensive and master planning
  • Sketching/ color rendering (hand & M-color), hand drafting (plan/profile/details),  
  • Computer–aided design/drafting (AutoCAD/Land Development Desktop 2008 / Civil 3D)  
  • Design and specifications: layout / planting / grading / drainage / sanitary / water / erosion & sediment control/ PCSWM BMP/ stream restoration / wetland mitigation / roadway / streetscape / recreation & athletic facilities  
  • Drainage and earthwork calculations (hand and computer: Hydraflow Hydrographs & Storm Sewers, Flowmaster,
  • Utility, survey, and sub-consultant coordination
  • Permit applications: PENNDOT highway occupancy, PA DEP planning modules, PA DEP individual and general,    NPDES. US ACE, PA DCNR documentation & applications, various PA municipal approvals
  • Plan presentation, client representation, letter/ report preparation, project management/budgeting

  • Bid-related and Construction-related services and documents.


       ________________________EDUCATION / COMMUNITY SERVICE________________________                

  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 1985
  • Associate in Arts in Business Studies, Harrisburg Area Community College, 2010, Highest Honors
  • LEED Green Associate training, Everblue Training Institute, 2011
  • Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control Training Course. CPESC, Inc.
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Property Team & Columbarium Board member, 2008- present
  • PSMJ Resources Project Management Course, passed  
  • Adams-Hanover Leadership Program graduate, June 2004
  • York Habitat For Humanity Building and Site Selection Committee member, 2003  
  • York County / Penn State Agriculture Cooperative Extension Master Gardener programgraduate,1993/1994
  • Various training seminars in Autocadd, Photoshop, Erosion Control, Project Management, LEED topics, Land Development Regulation, Stormwater Management, and NPDES. 1985-present.


  ______________________________EMPLOYMENT HISTORY______________________________

  Senior Site Technician, 

  LSC Design, Inc.

  York, PA 

  October 2012 to August 2016)


  Project Professional ,

  K & W Engineering

 Harrisburg, PA 

  (August 2011 to September 2012)


 Senior Designer,  

PennTerra Engineering, Inc.  

 Mechanicsburg, PA 

 (November 2010 to July 2011)


Field Technician,

 G. L. Brown & Associates, Inc.  

York, PA & work sites in Bradford and

Wyoming Counties, PA

(July 2010 to September 2010, temporary position)


General Manager

Wise Land Design  

York, PA 

(April 2009 through November 2010)








Landscape Architect/ Project Manager,

Herbert, Rowland, & Grubic, Inc.,  

Harrisburg & Gettysburg, PA

(October 1995 to September 2008)


 Landscape Architect,

 Imagineering, A Div. of Dennis B. Henry, P.E., Inc.  

 York, PA

  (June 1989 to September 1995)


Landscape Designer,

 Rettew Associates, Inc.,

Mechanicsburg, PA  

(September 1988 to May 1989) 


Landscape Designer/ Project Coordinator,


Lewisberry, PA

(July 1988 to August 1988)


Land Development Technician,

C. S. Davidson, Inc.,

York, PA

(July 1985 to July 1988)

       __________________________References / Work Samples__________________________

                                 References shall be provided upon request.

       Work Samples and further information can be found at www.dandwise.webs.com.