Chris Fortner, PLA
Director of Landscape Architecture , Niles Bolton Associates
Starting as an intern in landscape design at the firm, Chris has risen to become a director of land planning and landscape architecture. His goal is always to produce an aesthetically pleasing, highly functioning project that will result in a long-lasting business relationship with clients.
Charged with the initial land planning of a project and the final landscape architecture, Chris organizes a client’s vision into a physical plan and an overall design concept. Believing that design is only successful if all the components work together to create a project with depth and personality, he works closely with consultants and contractors to ensure that individual components of the project are shaped to meet the overall concept and the client’s vision.
A graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Chris has been with NBA since 2000 and has been involved in several of the firm’s China projects. In competitive projects, he often provides the land planning services needed to get the projects moving and orchestrates the design packages and presentation. He is registered in 17 states and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities.