David Morgan, RLA Named Chair PA State Board of Landscape Architects

The balance of beautiful outdoor spaces and technically-sound designs depends on the expertise of Landscape Architects and the work of the licensing board is essential in maintaining the high quality of professionally-licensed Landscape Architects in the Commonwealth.
— David Morgan, RLA

David Morgan, RLA, Regional Vice President for SSM Group, Inc. has been appointed chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Landscape Architects.

As a professional member of the State Board of Landscape Architects, Mr. Morgan will participate in regulating the licensure and registration of landscape architects in order to promote the general welfare and safeguard the life, health and property of citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Morgan was appointed to the board in 2012 by Tom Corbett, former Governor of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Morgan has over 26 years of landscape architecture and land development planning experience. In his current role, he serves as the Central Pennsylvania Regional Vice President for SSM Group, Inc., a multidiscipline consulting engineering and planning firm, headquartered in Reading, PA.

Mr. Morgan is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the firm’s Harrisburg office along with managing all phases of landscape architecture and site design for the firm from conceptual design and master planning through production of construction documents and presentations to governmental agencies. His experience includes subdivision planning, storm water management, and land development planning; recreation facility planning; site design; grading; landscaping; soil erosion and sediment control; site construction inspections; NPDES/NOI permit preparation; review and commentary of engineering plans for local government agencies and municipalities; PENNDOT Highway Occupancy Permits; feasibility studies, cost estimates, and securing project approvals.

He holds an A.S. in Commercial Arts & Design from Antonelli Institute of Art & Design and is a Registered Landscape Architect in Pennsylvania.