Joseph Sawyer Joins Barge Waggoner Sumner And Cannon As Senior Landscape Architect

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Joseph Sawyer
Joseph Sawyer

Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon announced that Joseph Sawyer, ASLA, has joined the firm as senior landscape architect in its Land Resources business unit.

“We are excited to have Joe join the Barge Waggoner team in Chattanooga,” said Matt Stovall, ALSA, LEED AP BD+C. “His expertise will greatly assist the firm’s efforts in Landscape Architecture in this market.”

Mr. Sawyer earned his Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture from the College of Agriculture at Mississippi State University. Prior to joining Barge Waggoner, Mr. Sawyer served as an associate of HGOR, Atlanta where he had the distinction of serving as lead landscape architect and project manager for Coolidge Park in Chattanooga. Most recently, he served a principal for Dc Sawyer Design Group, Inc., a Chattanooga firm founded by his grandfather in 1936.

He is an active community volunteer with involvement in previous years with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Broward in Fort Lauderdale as well as with the YMCA of Metro Atlanta. Sawyer currently serves as a member of C-7/Northshore Design Review Committee and Charter Board President for the Chattanooga Junior Rowing (CJR) Booster Association. He is associated with St. Jude Catholic Church where he serves on various committees within the parish.



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