World Landscape Architecture Month Spotlight | Dan Danvers, RLA

Mr. Danvers joined Sebago Technics, Inc. in 2017. He is a Registered Landscape Architect in Maine with experience in a diverse pallet of private, institutional, and municipal projects. Mr. Danvers provides master planning, land planning, site development, construction documentation, and permitting support. His feasibility assessment work is grounded in a thorough understanding of site analysis and design principles resulting in successful land development projects throughout Maine. Dan is passionate about creating places that connect people with the outdoor environment through trail and park planning, and native plant design. He excels in his evaluation of aesthetics and creative visioning for a variety of uses including functional materials for slope stabilization and stormwater management.

“Why did you choose to be a landscape architect?”

I started in Ocean Engineering with an interest in special planning. Organizing user’s needs and complex environmental systems was captivating and challenging. Over time, my interest in ocean-only design faded as I gained an appreciation for the design and engineering of the built environment. The flexibility of Landscape Architecture and our ability to work within any realm of planning and development is what drives my practice.

“What drew you to the profession?”

I enjoy the flexibility and position Landscape Architects have within the planning, engineering, and permitting of development projects. The value of a creative, experience driven site design has been proven time-and-time again.

“Tell us your favorite type of project to work on.”

Each project comes with unique challenges and hidden gems, so it is difficult to choose a favorite; however, I particularly enjoy working with the Healthcare, Municipal, and Recreational industries because of how vast their user-groups are. Paying careful attention to equal access is critical to our communities’ wellbeing. I enjoy designing meaningful spaces for all to experience.