Our People

Carol Schirmer

Carol Schirmer

carol@schirmersatre.com

Carol contributes over twenty-two years of professional experience in a range of landscape architecture and land use planning projects. Positions in both Boston and Oregon have provided her with extensive experience in design, technical skills and project management with an emphasis on market rate and affordable housing projects, residential design and commercial development. Carol has acted as project manager for master planning projects, residential gardens, park projects, and has worked extensively with commercial development throughout the Willamette Valley, Washington, Alaska, the Oregon Coast and eastern Oregon. She has many successes in land use planning processes including Site Reviews, Conditional Use Permits, Subdivisions and Planned Unit Developments. Carol enjoys positive professional relationships with City staff members from both Eugene and Springfield.

Richard M. Satre

Richard M. Satre

rick@schirmersatre.com

With over 30 years in the industry, Rick Satre has substantial experience with a wide variety of planning, landscape architecture, and environmental projects. Rick understands the public sector while specializing in representing the interests of the private sector client. He has assisted with metro area planning processes, drafted development code updates, facilitated the acquisition of public properties, and has served as the project manager for the development of residential, educational, recreational, commercial and industrial facilities. Rick’s detailed organizational approach toward each project and his ability to bring order to complex sets of issues repeatedly ensures project success. His understanding of the context of urban design and land use planning combines successfully with his understanding of site design, construction materials, facility development processes, and environmental requirements to the benefit of all projects.

John Schmidt

John Schmidt

john@schirmersatre.com

John Schmidt brings twenty-three years of professional landscape architectural experience to Schirmer Satre Group.  John provides extensive experience in marketing, project management, design, and a broad range of technical skills. John has managed, designed and assisted with a variety of project types within a diverse range of service areas including commercial development, housing, public parks, trail systems, roadways and streetscapes, and municipal and federal facilities.  In his new role, John will assist Schirmer Satre Group with business development, client relationships, project management as well as leading the in-house team through the design, 2-D and 3-D visualization, and construction document processes. John received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1992.  Following four years of work in Eugene, John and his family returned to the east coast to be near family.  Now, after nearly 20 years of experience operating from Roanoke and Charlottesville, Virginia, John and his family have returned to Eugene.

Jeff Sakacsi

Jeff Sakacsi

jeffs@schirmersatre.com

Curiosity brought Jeff to the Pacific Northwest, but the chance to share and implement his thoughtful landscape designs with a community that he loves keeps him here. Jeff is passionate about improving the Eugene, Springfield and surrounding communities on a long-term basis through planning and design projects. When he’s not sketching out his next design or mulling over land use planning codes, you’ll find Jeff cycling, exploring and photographing the region.

Bree Nicolello

Bree Nicolello

bree@schirmersatre.com

As a member of the next generation of planning professionals, Bree has jumped headfirst into a diverse array of exciting projects that span across planning, public engagement and facilitation, urban design, and more. From project conception until development, she balances the unique needs and desires of each client with the surrounding natural and built environment.

Kate Tromp van Holst

Kate Tromp van Holst

kate@schirmersatre.com

Kate earned her Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon last spring. She brings to Schirmer Satre Group experience in rural and urban agriculture, horticulture and adaptive re-use of places and materials. Owning her own business and working as as independent contractor have given her a sense for pragmatic solutions and an ability to turn the most challenging constraints into design opportunities.