Robert Kamis, ASLA, SER, IALE

Senior Ecologist/Wetland Specialist

Qualifications

Rob is a Senior Ecologist/Wetland Specialist with over 20 years of experience as a consultant and design professional in the areas of Landscape Architecture, Restoration Ecology, Wetland Planning and Conservation Design.  In addition to providing oversight and direction to staff ecologists, Rob leads field assessments for open space, wetlands and ecological projects, including conducting jurisdictional delineations and preparing wetlands and waters permit documentation.  His main goal and passion is to create, develop, secure and restore the natural systems that govern our open spaces, ecological communities, forest preserves and open space park lands; through the beautification process of conceptual design development.

His background includes experience with native landscape design, wetland delineation/research, and environmental project design, ecological master planning and project management and natural resource planning.  Rob also has in-depth knowledge in horticulture, botany, and arborist identification.

Prior to joining PRI, Rob was a Landscape Architect/Environmental Project Manager with responsibilities that included wetland assessment, ecological research, native prairie restoration, environmental impact studies and conservation consultation.  He performed site analysis and wetland delineations for the Army Corps of Engineers and private developers.

Education

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

Associate in Liberal Arts
Prairie State College – Chicago Heights, Illinois

Associate in Liberal Arts
Purdue University Calumet – Hammond, Indiana

Passion for the Profession

Robert’s professional convictions reflect a strong desire and need for the Landscape Architect, Ecologist, Natural Resources Specialist and other design professionals to serve a critical role in global environmental stewardship, the conservation of our natural resources and the future support of regional, “GREEN’ initiatives.  His life mantra is never stop improving, always continue to pursue your dreams and never renounce your “GREATER” life purpose.

Outside Interests

Robert enjoys hiking, national parks, nature photography, oil painting and wandering botanic gardens.