Known in the Office as: Parks and Rec Visionary-Derek Jeter Look-A-Like
Actual Name: Lucas Schumacher
What college did you attend? Purdue University
Why did you choose landscape architecture? I initially wanted to be an engineer but too much math was involved, which is NOT for me. I started looking into the programs at schools and I learned Purdue had a great landscape architecture program so I just went with it.
Was there one teacher or professor in school you learned a lot from? What did he/she teach you? David Barbarash. He was my design professor all throughout my college career. He was a new professor and he was very particular about everything! It wasn’t until my senior year that I realized how much he really taught me and how much I learned from him.
What project at K&W do you feel most proud of? Why? Lakes of Savannah. I work mostly on our Master Planned Communities and I did a good portion of the design for Lakes of Savannah.
What’s your favorite outdoor space to design? Parks and I also really like Urban Design.
Would you rather spend the rest of your life indoors or outdoors? Outdoors
Did you play any sports growing up? If so, which ones? I played everything. Football, wrestling, baseball, skiing, gymnastics, volleyball, golf… literally everything. My mom made sure I was very active. But my favorite sports have to be football and wrestling
What’s your biggest fear? Snakes
Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout? Whisper
What is your dream car? Aston Martin
What is one thing you own that you cannot live without? My contacts. I’m as blind as a bat.
What advice would you give someone who wants to be in this profession? Take everything with a grain of salt, it’s a never-ending learning process
What is your favorite part about working at K&W? It’s a laid back office and atmosphere. Darin and Casey are fun and you never know what you’re going to hear from them.
Batman or superman? Batman for sure
Nachos or French fries? French fries
— Lucas Schumacher
Below are images of 3 noteworthy projects Lucas has worked on: