Bob Collins, ASLA, PLA

Associate Landscape Architect

Qualifications

Robert (Bob) Collins is a licensed landscape architect with over 25 years of experience in every aspect of the parks and recreation industry. He works with clients from pre-design through construction and implementation on their projects, ensuring quality design, attention to detail and continuity for clients.  His active involvement at all stages builds strong relationships with clients, contractors, and other allied professional team members.  Bob worked as a park district project manager, a consultant and as a playground equipment designer during this time.  Bob joins Planning Resources Inc. from RGC Design, where as Principal and Founder, he was directly involved in both large and small-scale projects with his role in these projects ranging from client presentations and public meeting/workshops to supporting and implementing the construction documentation process.  His focused and specialized experience includes comprehensive and open space master plans, site development plans, and implementation plans for municipalities and park districts throughout the Midwest.

Education

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1990
University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Illinois Chapter – American Society of Landscape Architects (ILASLA), Member
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Member
Professional Landscape Architect (PLA), State of Illinois

Passion for the Profession:

Playground and park design is Bob’s passion. Designing and creating open spaces for families to enjoy nature and have fun together is a rewarding experience.

Outside Interests:

Bob enjoys spending his free time with his family, watching TV and movies; and also hanging out together in parks and natural areas. Bob loves to explore parks and natural areas with his daughters, catching frogs and identifying interesting plants and animals. He is always observing parks and open spaces for inspiration. Bob also loves baseball (Go White Sox!), and enjoys good food and craft beer.