Marla Ponton has joined LandDesign’s award-winning Communications Team as a Business Development Representative for our Dallas office!
Marla spent her career as a Professional Civil Engineer, working on land development projects in the Dallas region. Throughout her time as an engineer, she found herself drawn toward her passion of the broader view of the AEC industry. After seven years, she’s decided to make the exciting transition from the design side to business development, a career that combines her expertise as a civil engineer and natural knack for relationship building.
Prior to joining the firm, Marla was a collaborative partner to LandDesign, working with principal Heth Kendrick, PLA on multi-family projects in the Dallas region. “Her experience as an engineer gives her an understanding of our approach to design and the diverse perspectives our planners, landscape architects and civil engineers bring to projects,” says Kendrick.
Marla’s understanding of the profession, knowledge of the local real estate market and determined, enthusiastic spirit, brings a fresh perspective to business development in Dallas. Deborah Miller, the firm’s Executive Director of Relationships + Growth, says, “Marla’s passion for relationship building and instinct for recognizing new opportunities and partnerships makes her the perfect addition to our growing Dallas office and Communications Team.”
At LandDesign, Marla joins a team of like-minded professionals with the same mission, to make a difference. She says, “LandDesign recognizes what “matters,” from design, to office environment, to unique career paths. It feels great to have joined a firm that recognizes the value of my experience as a designer and to have guidance from my colleagues as I navigate this next chapter of my career.”