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​​Lea Ann Macknally


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Lea Ann leads the firm’s focus in the philosophy of creating innovative and collaborative design concepts with a strong practical foundation. Her understanding and ability to balance the desires and needs of the client and characteristics of the site are evident in the firm’s strong portfolio of long-term clients and successful projects.

Lea Ann has extensive experience in the design of public spaces and integrated sustainable design. Lea Ann’s understanding of and passion for her work has led to opportunities in promoting native landscape design and restoration, innovative stormwater management, and the importance of civic spaces. 


​​Whit Macknally

Vice President

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Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee

CLARB Certified

Whit is the firm's design coordinator. His attention to detail and ability to interpret and design project concepts through collaborative discussions with the client and other design team professionals lays the foundation for successful projects. Whit’s professional background has given him the opportunity to work on projects from large scale residential developments to intimate private gardens. With a true passion for design, he enjoys the individual challenges that each project brings. Away from MLD, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, drawing and attending any Mississippi State sporting event.

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