With over 35-years of experience designing and leading a wide variety of landscape architectural and ecological restoration projects at national parks, historic sites, city parks, universities, office and commercial development sites, residential areas, arboreta, recreation areas, natural areas and streetscapes, John Nystedt leads the Landscape Architectural work at Eustace.
As an award-winning Professional Landscape Architect and Ecological Designer, he focuses on producing better than expected results for every project; he believes that what matters most is not the project parameters one starts with, but the creative end-result. His projects have received many awards, including the American Society of Landscape Architects awards, LEED Gold & Platinum ratings, and Living Building Challenge certifications.
His greatest strengths are the ability to work with diverse groups and clients, incorporating his deep knowledge into his designs, and leading sustainable, cost-effective and beautiful projects that benefit clients, communities and the environment. John’s background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers University, as well as ongoing professional education and experience through which he has become expert at green infrastructure, habitat and riparian restoration, ecological land management, and site planning and design. He is an expert in native and ornamental plants, invasive species and their management, green roofs, hardscape materials, lighting, signage, and site amenities.
He has extensive experience in design, construction documentation, cost estimating, construction administration and capital projects management. Utilizing his understanding of the codes and permitting needed to get projects built, John leads projects to be on time and on budget. He is licensed as a Landscape Architect in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is LEED AP credentialed, and has done work in 17 states and three countries. He volunteers as a Shade Tree Commissioner in Haddon Township and as an Advisory Director for the Saddlers Woods Conservation Association.