John Shandra, RLA
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Saturday, 15 January 2011 04:26

John Shandra, RLA

John is an attentive listener, easy to work with, and creative in his design concepts.  Eddie appreciates and respects his unique design approaches; John envisions the landscape design from a different perspective.  Not surprisingly, he is adorned with several gold medals from the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association for excellence in construction projects.

With years of experience under his belt, John continues to enjoy working in landscaping.  He is challenged on projects by working with clients to reach their landscaping goals which can invariably take twists and turns as a project evolves do to likes, dislikes, obstacles foreseen and unforeseen. 

Locally, John was essential in designing Berks County’s Flannery Field Memorial Project and the intricate outdoor kitchens highlighted in this issue. Since their days at Penn State, Eddie and John have maintained their friendship and have also developed a professional relationship by collaborating on projects of various degrees of difficulty.  While not all landscape projects require landscape architects, a Registered Landscape Architect might be required on projects of high level of complexity. John Shandra, Registered Landscape Architect, and Eddie Anewalt, owner of Anewalt’s, and began a friendship in the 90’s over their common course of study at Penn State.  Eddie in 1998 and John in 1996 graduated with degrees in landscape contracting.  John furthered his studies by pursuing a complementary degree at Penn State in landscape architecture.  Afterward, John spent over a decade in the field, apprenticing to become a Registered Landscape Architect, RLA.  With his Penn State degree, apprenticeship completed, John only needed to prepare for the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam, LARE, to achieve status of an RLA, which he accomplished in 2009.

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