Cooper Carry Appoints Kerry Blind as Director of Landscape Architecture

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Design firm Cooper Carry announced today the appointment of Kerry Blind as the firm’s Director of Landscape Architecture. In his new role, Blind will be responsible for leading the firm’s landscape architecture studio, bolstering innovative design capabilities and driving business development efforts.
“It is a great honor to join Cooper Carry, which carries a storied legacy and has long been recognized as one of the top design firms,” said Blind. “I am excited to build on the firm’s incredible momentum and impressive roster of clients, projects and awards, including AIA Georgia Firm of the Year. Whether it’s the creative integration of stormwater management systems or the enhancement of pedestrian and bicycle corridors, I look forward to providing unique planning and landscape design solutions that create a sensory experience for users, improve functionality of the site and create a more sustainable community.”
Cooper Carry’s landscape architecture studio has seen tremendous growth in recent months. Notable projects include Park Center in Dunwoody, Georgia, Georgia Southern University Dining Commons in Statesboro, Georgia and NASA Langley Research Center Headquarters in Hampton, Virginia.
“As Cooper Carry continues to broaden its reach and grow our service offerings, it is important for us to add talented leaders who will push the envelope for creativity and innovation,” said Kevin Cantley, President and CEO of Cooper Carry. “Kerry’s masterful eye, commitment to sustainability and strong relationships throughout the industry will be a great asset for our firm.”
Blind most recently served as the senior vice president of RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture, where he focused much of his design work on site sustainability, resource preservation, and ecologically sound master and land use planning. Prior to joining RVi Planning + Landscape, Blind served as the president of his own firm, Kerry Blind & Associates LLC, providing environmentally sensitive and green infrastructure solutions to both community planning and site-specific development projects.
Blind received his BS in landscape architecture from Purdue University. He has been recognized with several marquee industry honors, including the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Fellowship designation, the highest honors the ASLA can bestow on a member. Blind is also active with Urban Land Institute-Atlanta, Lambda Alpha International, the Georgia Conservancy and the Southface Energy Institute Sustainable Atlanta Round Table Steering Committee.