Below are profiles of our guest speakers for this year at WreckShop! They will all be speaking about the growth of landscape architecture, and sharing their expertise. An opening lecture will be held on Thursday, October 27, from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM followed by the a second lecture taking place from 2:30PM - 4:00 PM.



Bio info




Bio info



Mark Smith, RLA


Mark Smith is a Vice President with RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture and is the Managing Principal of RVi’s home office in Austin, TX. RVi has offices in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Mark is a registered Landscape Architect in multiple states throughout the US. He is responsible for recruiting, marketing, firm management, and design oversight. Over the course of his career, he has practiced throughout the US and oversees a wide range of projects, including national veterans cemeteries, parks, master planned communities, and transportation facilities.

Mark is a graduate of LSU in Baton Rouge, LA, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), is CLARB certified, and is a Certified Arborist. He lectures regularly on design, professional practice, and portfolio design in Landscape Architecture programs throughout the south. His upcoming book, “Design Portfolios: A Recruiter’s View,” is scheduled for publication by Wiley in late 2022.

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