Qualifications & Experiences

Land Design & Development, Inc. (LD&D) is a local design firm offering the professional services of land planning, landscape architecture, multidisciplinary civil engineering and land surveying. In the 18 years since LD&D was founded by President Kevin Young, LD&D has provided the necessary services required for the completion of a multitude of private and publically funded projects. These projects include all types of residential, commercial, industrial, recreational and municipal developments in the Kentucky and Southern Indiana area. The LD&D staff is a well-rounded committed team qualified to perform field reconnaissance, site analysis and all necessary investigations to execute site planning and design services.

LEED-silverStatusLD&D has five (5) Licensed Landscape Architects; one with a Masters Degree in Urban Planning and three (3) with LEED AP certifications (including 1 with BD+C certification). We have experience in researching and designing Land Use Master Plans, Campus Master Plans, Neighborhood Master Plans, Corridor Studies, Residential and Commercial Development Planning, Park Plans, Pedestrian oriented designs, Native Plant Landscape Plans and Green Storm Water Drainage Systems.

LD&D has four (4) Licensed Civil Engineers, two (2) with LEED AP certifications, all of whom are experienced in providing professional services that include the engineering of green storm water drainage systems, pedestrian and roadway designs, drainage and sewer designs, utility layout designs and site grading plans.

LD&D has three (3) Licensed Surveyors with experience in providing a variety of professional services including boundary surveys, ALTA surveys, floodplain elevation permits and GIS topographic surveys.

The LD&D professionals are experienced in project coordination and presenting to professional organizations as well as giving presentations at Planning Commissions, Metro Councils and City, County and Neighborhood Public Meetings. LD&D provides planning and engineering services for their clients by determining the scope of the project, understanding site constraints, coordinating and conducting public meetings with stakeholders and city officials as needed, performing research on current land uses and analyzing the collected information for preparing recommendations as they pertain to a particular site or infrastructure project. In developing our designs, LD&D uses the latest technology with CAD workstations which incorporate a wide array of design applications including AutoCAD, AutoDesk, WaterCAD, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, SEDCAD, AutoTurn, and Land Desktop.

LD&D takes pride in creating successful land development projects through sound design principles, quality project management, prompt scheduling and a commitment to exceeding client expectations. We create unique, cost-effective, functional site/civil/drainage designs to meet our client’s goals and objectives. LD&D has provided planning, surveying, and design services for over 3,600 projects which include parks and recreation facilities, municipal, commercial, industrial, green infrastructure, residential developments, medical and transportation projects. For over 18 years LD&D has experienced steady growth and profitability relying upon a lean workforce with low overhead and building our reputation on successful projects delivered on time and within budget.