Richard Espe

Richard Espe

Principal, FASLA, LEED AP 

Rick brings a career-long commitment to improving the quality of the built environment while minimizing the impact on the natural environment.

Through each project he strives to find the appropriate balance within the interconnectedness of environmental, economic, and social sustainability and implementing sustainable design practices as a value-added proposition. His expertise in the management and design of complex national and international projects and design abilities demonstrate his experience in developing the built environment. Several of his projects have been recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects awards programs from campus master plans to healthcare facilities to award-winning urban parks.


Council of Fellows, American Society of Landscape Architects
2017 OCASLA Honor Award, Cincinnati Children’s Clinical Sciences Pavilion
2017 Columbus Landmarks James B. Recchie Design Award, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
2015 OCASLA Honor Award, OSU Mansfield Ecolab Vision
2008 National ASLA Honor Award, James Clarkson Environmental Discovery Center


Selected Projects