Josh joined the Staples Golf Design team as a design associate in 2021. A recent graduate of the University of Georgia’s MLA program, he brings a knowledge base spanning landscape design processes, design theory, sustainable practice, and client engagement—all with an emphasis on golf architecture.
Josh has a keen interest in creating affordable, accessible, and community-focused golf opportunities through outside-the-box design solutions. These values are embodied in his thesis, A Co-Design Framework for Public Golf Design, which researched how participatory design could be integrated into the golf design process.
In addition to his formal education, Josh has also engaged in plenty of field work including golf maintenance, course construction, and site studies that help bring a balance of inspired creativity and firsthand practicality to the design process.
Josh received a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 2021, and a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture from South Dakota State University in 2019.