Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Appel Osborne has been fortunate to experience significant growth and evolution over the past 45+ years. Our firm now consists of 27 staff, 14 of which are Licensed Landscape Architects. We are excited to kick off the new year with the following promotions:
Tim Bonaparte, RLA - As of January 1, 2021, Tim has taken the reins as the Managing Partner of our firm. Tim has been with Appel Osborne since 1998 and has been a Partner since 2008. Over the past 20+ years, he has designed and overseen projects in the K-12, higher education, commercial, and athletic markets. He has built many longstanding relationships and takes client satisfaction seriously. He is dedicated to providing exceptional design and project delivery that is organized, well-communicated, and efficient. In addition to his role as a landscape architect, Tim and his wife, Jolie, are busy keeping up with their two sons, Nathan and Cameron.
Bernie Martin, RLA - After 11 years as a Project Manager, Bernie has been named an Associate. He joined the firm after graduating from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 2007. He earned his New York State Registered Landscape Architect license in 2016. As a Project Manager, he has designed and managed projects for K-12 campuses throughout New York State, improving their facilities through the design of pedestrian and vehicular circulation, outdoor athletic complexes, and outdoor learning areas. He will continue to serve our clients with outstanding service and quality designs. In addition to his role as a landscape architect, Bernie enjoys traveling, live music, and spending time outdoors, especially in his kayak!
Jennie Kurtz, RLA - Jennie has been named an Associate after nine years with the firm. She earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2011 and joined Appel Osborne as a designer upon graduation. During her tenure at Appel Osborne, Jennie has designed sites for K-12 and higher education campuses, including athletic facilities. As a Project Manager, she has become a mentor to many of our designers. She obtained her New York State Registered Landscape Architect license in 2018. Outside of the office, Jennie enjoys doing projects around her home and spending time with her boyfriend, Ryan, and spoiling her dog and two cats.
Ryan Mackerer - Ryan has been a designer at Appel Osborne for two and half years and has been promoted to a Project Manager. Ryan began at Appel Osborne in 2016 as an intern and worked in this capacity throughout his fourth and fifth year of college. He became a full-time designer upon graduating from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 2018 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree. He has designed projects for a multitude of clients in the K-12, higher education, health care, and corporate markets. He enjoys exploring creative design solutions and produces impressive graphics to help Owners visualize their project. Outside the office, Ryan is an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoys spending time outdoors in any season.