As Principal-in-Charge of many of the firm’s institutional and academic design projects, Carl oversees a wide variety of projects including parks, greenways, streetscapes improvements, and sustainable site design. His extensive public works experience includes design and management of multiple projects funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).
Carl began his career at REA in 2000 as a project manager and lead designer on both large scale planning projects and small scale, site-specific projects for institutional and municipal clients. His recreation planning and design projects include the Clear Creek Greenway and Jackson Creek Trail Master Plan in Bloomington, the Plainfield Greenway, Fall Creek Greenway in Indianapolis, and Cool Creek Greenway in Carmel. As well, he developed the Charlestown State Park Master Plan, repurposing a 5,000-acre former military site along the Ohio River as an Indiana state park.
His urban design work includes the Carmel Monon Boulevard & Midtown Plaza, Woodward Avenue Streetscape in Detroit Michigan,38th Street / Maple Road Streetscape Enhancements in Indianapolis, the Lebanon Streetscape and Gateway Master Plan, Market Street Renovations in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and US 40 Streetscape, a ten-block project to redesign a portion of Historic US 40 in Plainfield Indiana.
Carl was the project manager for the Indianapolis Cultural Trail; an innovative eight-mile urban greenway integrated into the urban infrastructure of downtown Indianapolis. The trail features bicycle and pedestrian pathways, public art, custom lighting and signage, and green design elements. As Project Manager, Carl was responsible for collaboration and coordination with the various artists commissioned to design site specific art installations for the trail.
Carl is also rincipal-in-Charge of the Waynetown Revitalization study, funded by the Office of Community & Rural Affairs. The project focuses on the revitalization of the town’s SR 136 corridor and includes infrastructure, pedestrian mobility, vehicular access, and community identity elements.
Over the past 12 years, Carl has been actively involved with Purdue University’s Landscape Architecture Department where he taught as a Limited-term Lecturer for the 2006 spring semester. He currently serves as chair of the Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council.