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John Lightle , PLA, ISA-CA


John Lightle is the Director of Landscape Architecture/Planning in Urban’s Chantilly office.  In 2000, Mr. Lightle joined Urban as a cad draftsman and swiftly advanced through Urban’s ranks.  Realizing the value that sound land planning practices and innovative landscape architecture ideas bring to the array of fields within land development, he attained his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture with high honors while simultaneously working in Urban’s newly formed Landscape Architecture Department.

By 2011, Mr. Lightle was a Land Planner, licensed Landscape Architect, and certified Arborist.  Today, he brings all his experience and expertise to provide Urban’s clients with high quality designs and attentive responsiveness.  More specifically, Mr. Lightle assists Urban’s clients by creating and processing residential, commercial, institutional, and mixed-use plans for public and private projects in accordance with the ever-evolving regulations and in harmony with the ever-changing landscape of the Washington, DC metropolitan region.


Licensed Landscape Architect: Virginia
ISA Certified Arborist & TRAQ: Mid-Atlantic Region


BS, Landscape Architecture – University of Maryland


American Society of Landscape Architects
International Society of Arboriculture

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