about us

Land Design Studio is a diverse firm offering professional services in the fields of Town Planning, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Design/Build, and Development Consulting. We have integrated these specialties into an organization in which cross-disciplinary interaction enriches the quality and the value of every project we are involved with. 

Land Design Studio is firmly committed to achieving a balance between preservation, use, and management of our natural and cultural resources. Our goal is to successfully manage our client's needs while serving as a responsible steward of the natural and man-made environment.

gary bellomy/principal

As Principal and founder of Land Design Studio, Mr. Bellomy is responsible for securing and implementing a diverse range of projects. His experience in Land Planning and Environmental Design on a wide variety of public, private, local, regional and international commissions contributes to the depth of Gary’s professional background. 

Prior to founding Land Design Studio, Gary served as senior associate with SLA StudioLand in Houston, Texas and director of design for EDAW’s southeast regional office. Gary has also served as director of Myrick, Newman & Dahlberg’s Austin,Texas office and with HTB Architects. His widely varied experience has proven highly educational in the areas of professional practice, project management, design documentation, and construction administration. 

Gary’s competence, leadership, and cooperative attitude have proven to be an attribute to many design teams. His respect for and skillful interaction with clients and fellow consultants has contributed significantly to the successful implementation of numerous professional commissions. 

Gary received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Texas Tech University. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Congress for the New Urbanism, and Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA), an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and an affiliate of the Urban Land Institute. He is a registered Landscape Architect (#619).

During his career Gary has been recognized by the following honors, awards and appointments: 

  • Past Chairman of Austin Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 1995
  • Selected for American Institute of Architects/RUDAT, Waterloo, Iowa, 1989
  • Appointed to City of Dallas Environmental Quality Committee, 1986
  • Outstanding Contribution award to the Profession, Oklahoma Chapter ASLA, 1981
  • First Gubernatorial Appointee to the Oklahoma State Board of Landscape Architects, 1980
  • Outstanding Service award as Chapter President, Oklahoma Chapter ASLA, 1980
  • Merit award for Agora Park; Oklahoma Chapter ASLA, 1979

jimmy latson/senior associate

Jimmy Latson joined the Land Design Studio team in 2006.  He has lived and worked in Central Texas throughout his life and knows the area well. He is  a Land Planner and Landscape Architect with over 25 years experience in Residential Community Planning, Environmental Resource Analysis, Site Planning and Landscape Architecture. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Texas Society of Landscape Architects. 

Elliott Richter/associate

Elliott graduated from Texas Tech University where he earned a bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture. In school he learned important principles of design which are needed for modern development. Further, he has knowledge and understanding of design projects from much older and diverse cultures outside North America. While studying abroad in Europe he experienced firsthand some of the most famous public spaces in the world, as well as styles of architecture and types of human interaction not seen in our country.

His professional experience outside of Land Design Studio includes work with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. There he learned techniques for land management such as fire ecology, native vs. non-native invasive species, and low impact development. Also, he conducted research on turf grasses, green roofs, and prairie conservation.