Local Landscape Architect named Partner at Bettisworth North
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Bettisworth North named Mark Kimerer, ASLA, PLA its newest partner and principal landscape architect on January 1. Kimerer leads the firm’s landscape architecture department of three and will oversee human resources and professional development for the firm.
Kimerer’s project experience ranges from large-scale site planning and Complete Streets design to accessible playground design, low-impact development, civic park facility improvements and native plant revegetation techniques. He brings 21 years of experience in landscape architecture and 15 years as a licensed landscape architect. He began practicing in Alaska in 2004 at Land Design North, joining Bettisworth North in 2010.
Kimerer is a committee chair for Engineers Week and is enrolled in Anchorage Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Executive Advancement Program. He also completed two terms on the Municipality of Anchorage Urban Design Commission and serves as past president of the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Kimerer is an advocate for community building through pro bono projects, including volunteering his time to the Peirce Park Living Lab Project in Fairbanks and helping to create a campus master plan for Winterberry School in Anchorage. Kimerer’s notable landscape architecture projects at Bettisworth North include the Tanana Chiefs Conference Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center in Fairbanks, the UAA Kenai Peninsula College Student Housing in Soldotna and the Spenard Road Reconstruction Project in Anchorage.
Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, Inc. celebrates 37 years of community building in Alaska, providing architectural design, landscape architecture, interior design, and planning. The award-winning firm has 34 employees, with offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Recent notable work includes the Valdez Middle School, Raven Landing Continuous Care Retirement Community, Ruby Health Clinic, Fairbanks International Airport terminal, Ketchikan Public Library, 188 West Northern Lights office building, UAA Kenai Peninsula College Student Housing, Tanana Chiefs Conference Chief Andrew Isaac Health Clinic and Fort Wainwright General Support Aviation Battalion Hangar. Visit www.bettisworthnorth.com to learn more.