Feb 19, 2020
Portland-based Knot promoted landscape designer Erica Althans-Schmidt to associate and hired Mark Dennis as a senior landscape architect, Andrew Tillinghast as a landscape ecologist and designer and Michael Geary, Olivia Cuenca and Erxuan Xu as experiential designers. Althans-Schmidt has managed significant projects including site planning and design for U.S. embassy and consulate campuses in Malawi, Morocco, Mexico, Guatemala, Afghanistan and Somalia. Dennis has over 14 years of experience in landscape architecture, comprehensive and strategic planning and multi-scale environmental site planning. He is working with the Overseas Buildings Operations division of the U.S. Department of State on site planning and design of U.S. embassy and consulate campuses. Tillinghast focuses on environmental planning and design and has done restoration ecology and conservation biological research. Geary has designed sizable spaces for clients that include Adobe, Google, McKesson, Alibaba and Facebook. Cuenca’s previous work includes high-level environmental and interior projects, including branded office and retail environments and environmental art installations. Xu has a master of fine arts in graphic design, an undergraduate engineering degree and experience working in interior design. Knot provides landscape architecture, ecological planning and analysis and experiential design.