Landscape Architecture, LLC.

PRINCIPALS

MARK V. PADILLA, RLA   

Mark V Padilla serves as the Principal in Charge | Lead Designer | Design Quality Assurance and every project’s primary contact. Mark Padilla’s lifelong knowledge of the Central Texas Region and leadership role on a broad range of projects is valuable to the team and will prove extremely beneficial to the design and construction process. He will work on day to day coordination with all consultants and extensively with the contractor to manage construction administration services.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Mark has 15 years of experience in the landscape architecture industry throughout Texas. Mark’s design philosophy is based on the belief that the best design solution relies on a collaborative team approach. Mark has overseen the design and construction of a diverse range of project types including civic parks, master plan projects, mixed-use developments and more.

Using his expertise in complex building systems and implementation strategies, his projects excel by delivering quality control, a balancing act between design creativity and project constructability. Mark is recognized for his rich understanding of city-permitting issues and a dedication to the natural landscape. Maximizing the benefits that design can provide has made Mark one of the most sought after team members for Central Texas development projects.


Kerry Niester, RLAKERRY NIESTER, RLA   

In May of 2012 Kerry’s passion and dedication to the profession inspired him to start Kerry Niester Design, ada KN Design. As an expert in graphic design and illustration renderings, March of 2016 Kerry joined MP Studio as a key Design Principal and profound sense of storytelling through placemaking in landscape architecture. Kerry loves helping clients transform their initial thoughts into visual reality. Through design and graphic presentation, and a focus on the details, from construction documentation through construction administration, his goal is to create a product for the client that they can be proud of. Telling a story through design…giving it a soul…is Kerry’s desire, no matter the size of the project, or the budget. The challenge is to be able to balance practical design decisions with maximum creativity to deliver a competitive product for each client.

Kerry Niester has over 16 years of experience in Landscape Architecture and have worked in a number of different professional environments. From a small private firm to the Parks & Recreation Department with the City of San Antonio, to the largest landscape architecture firm in Texas (TBG Partners), Kerry has been involved in nearly all areas of the profession.


IMG_0287MARK D. LOOMIS, RLA

Mark Loomis will serve as the Project Manager and Project Coordinator with the lead consultants and sub-consultants for construction and bidding documentation. Mr. Loomis has an extensive working history (over 12 years) working with Mark Padilla and projects of the like. Mark has overseen the project management of a range of project type that have allowed him to perfect his skills in construction documentation. Mark Loomis is best known for his expertise in constructability of landscape structures ranging from entry towers, signage, recreational shade structures and the hardscape elements of design that define place making.

Raised in San Antonio, Mark Loomis has 14 years of experience in the landscape architecture industry and 14 years of related fields of architectural stonework and precast concrete technical detailing. This technical background serves Mark when tackling difficult projects. With a die-hard passion for landscape architecture, Mr. Loomis most treasures the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of developers, design professionals.

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