From sculpting land that shapes a community to solving mathematical equations that reduce stormwater output, our professionals create outcomes that affect how we experience everyday life. Eleni Jones, Jacob Martin, and Joe Lutz have recently joined the RGS team, each adding their unique talents and strengths to grow our capacity, enhance our capabilities and further our development.
Eleni Jones joined RGS as a Designer after graduating from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture and receiving an ASLA PA-DE Chapter Student Honor Award. Eleni has already enjoyed playing a part in projects including Hershey West End, Pleasant View Retirement Community, and Moravian Manor’s Warwick Woodlands. In addition to traveling, she enjoys photography and playing tennis. She currently lives in Mountville.
Jacob Martin, EIT, joined RGS as a Designer after graduating from the Pennsylvania College of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering Technology with a minor in Mathematics. Working on stormwater management at LCBC’s Hanover Campus has been one of Jacob’s highlights so far. He currently lives in Mount Joy where he spends his free time playing golf and chess, enjoying outdoor activities and expanding his education through any opportunity he finds.
Following a recent move from Baltimore, Joe Lutz, RLA became our newest Project Landscape Architect, bringing 15 years of experience with him. Joe became a registered Landscape Architect after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Delaware, along with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Morgan State University. There he received an ASLA Merit Award for design work in an urban community. While practicing in Baltimore, Joe enjoyed working on the design of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge/Potomac River Community Park, a portion of which spans I-95 utilizing a green roof system to support tree, shrub, and perennial plantings. Joe also had the opportunity to design an outdoor classroom in Baltimore City, where he worked closely with teachers and students throughout the design process. At RGS, Lutz is responsible for working on urban redevelopment projects in Lancaster City and residential garden design throughout the region. Joe currently lives in New Holland, where he enjoys visiting gardens with his family and reading aloud to his two daughters.
Founded in 1993, RGS specializes in the thoughtful design of senior living communities, commercial centers, urban centers, open spaces, and residential neighborhoods located throughout south central Pennsylvania. As an award-winning consulting firm of registered landscape architects and civil engineers, we provide our clients with creative site design and entitlement services beginning with initial feasibility investigations and continuing through project construction.
Our talented team drives our culture, which grows from the roots of impassioned creativity, collaboration, and honest hard work.