As a proponent of resilient landscapes, sustainability and green infrastructure, Mr. Lando has been widely recognized for the integration of natural systems into projects for the past 24 years. His work has garnered him a range of awards, including the “Top 25 Professionals” by Sustainable Industries Journal. Innovative design solutions are the hallmark of his landscape architecture practice, such as planted roofs and walls, natural stormwater facilities, rain and gray water re-use systems and recently “living machine” systems that treat and reuse blackwater. Mr. Lando’s goal has been to show how these technologies can be harnessed into projects that seek net-zero or restorative development program objectives.
He recently designed the “[NPK]house”, a winning entry for the International Living Future Institute’s “Living Building Challenge Greenhouse” and is working to build the project as a component to achieving a Net-Zero Nutrition cycle for the organization. As a further commitment to his resiliency goals, Mr. Lando started a manufacturing company in 2005 that provides ‘permitted and skid ready’ rainwater harvesting systems.