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Our Design Team Tapestry Landscape Architecture

Our Design Team



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Richard Zimmer
Principal Landscape Architect
Rick has been a New Jersey Licensed Landscape Architect for over 15 years and is a proud graduate from Rutgers University. He leads a team of landscape architects and designers to create detailed and unique designs that are an expression of our client’s needs and taste. He has developed hundreds of landscape Master Plans for high end residences throughout the tri-state area. In commercial development projects, Rick brings the same passion and creativity for public space design as he does for his residences.
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Mitch Knapp
Principal
Mitch has been a well known and respected member of the landscape industry for many years. He has extensive knowledge of horticulture and is an active lecturer on gardening and landscape design at Adult Enrichment programs throughout Bergen County. Mitch inspires his team of architects to create the award-winning projects that our clientele has come to expect.
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Tracy Linton
Landscape Architect
Through many years of experience, Tracy excels in developing beautiful landscapes by paying great attention to her client’s lifestyles and natural surroundings. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture and is a Registered Landscape Architect with the state of New Jersey. Tracy is dedicated to maximizing the potential of her client’s properties through artistic, yet functional designs.
Matt Jones
Landscape Architect
As a designer and salesman, Matt is very involved in every aspect of the process with his clients. Matt graduated from Rutgers University, with a degree in landscape architecture. He handles every detail starting from the initial conceptual design through construction completion. Through his detailed plans, drawings and coordination on projects, Matt has established a reputation for paying close attention to client’s vision and meeting their expectations.
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John Jacobs
Junior Landscape Architect
John has always loved to build and construct projects, while paying close attention to details. This passion led him to graduate from Rutgers in 2015 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. John brings a strong element of design to the team as well as taking care of proper permitting, ensuring all our job sites are executed in a timely and professional manner.
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Devin Short
Junior Landscape Architect
Devin graduated from SUNY Cobleskill with a degree in Landscape Construction. After spending two years in the landscape construction and planting field, he transitioned into a design role. Devin brings his strong sense of field knowledge into his diligent design work for both our clients and our firm.
Shawn Toifel
Estimator/Designer
Shawn graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a degree in Landscape Architecture and brings over 3 years of experience to our team. Shawn manages everything from large scale hardscape, landscape and pool contracts and budgets, to smaller detailed ponds, gardens, water features and details. Shawn handles the budgeting aspect of every project brought into the company as well as creating the occasional design.
Eric Sauer
Junior Landscape Architect
Eric graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in landscape architecture and a minor in community planning. Eric brings his years of education and experience to numerous projects. From field knowledge to budgeting and permitting, to design, his enthusiasm contributes to many aspects of our industry.
Josh Rodriguez
Junior Landscape Architect
Josh graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Josh brings an extensive knowledge of 3D modeling and rendering techniques to our company. With his design know-how, creativity, and attention to detail, Josh is a valuable asset to our design team.
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