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College of Environment and Design

Donnie Longenecker


Curriculum Vitae


Phone: 706-542-4702
Street address: 151 Jackson Street Building
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Personal Interests

All UGA Sports - Go Dawgs!
Playing Golf
Working with his wife to completely spoil their 3 Cats and 2 German Shepherds.




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Biographical Information

Donnie Longenecker is a landscape architect, entrepreneur and educator. During his time as lecturer at CED he has taught almost every course in the BLA curricula. Over the last few years, his design studios have focused on helping organizations and municipalities with big dreams and small budgets. He also teaches professional practice and construction documentation. In addition to his responsibilities as Senior Lecturer, he is also Coordinator for CED Continuing Education Programs. Each year, the Landscape Short Course and Georgia LARE Review provide continuing education and exam prep for over 150 registered and aspiring landscape architects.


BLA, University of Georgia 1990
MLA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1997

Contribution Outside of CED

When he is not teaching or hosting a continuing education event, Donnie's firm, DTC, works on a variety of projects: everything from residential site planning to master planning and due diligence for development projects. Donnie also serves on the ASLA LARE Review Subcommittee, which keeps him up to date with the latest news on the Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE). 

Research Interest

Donnie’s research interests include the implementation of technology into landscape architectural practice, the economics of land development, how to successfully run a landscape architecture business, and how to best help young landscape architects get started on their career path. 



Richmond Hill Book CoverRichmond Hill Mixed Use Center Master Plan (Fall 2018)

The city of Richmond Hill, Georgia was looking for some ideas on how to develop an outparcel located at the intersection of two of the city's most travelled roads.  The City Government and the Downtown Development authority partnered with the LAND 4050 studio to develop four different concepts and development pro formas for the site. The project was featured in the UGA Today Newsletter and on a local Television Newscast.




East Georgia College Master Plan

East Georgia State College Master Plan (Summer 2017)

In 2016, East Georgia State College asked the College of Environment and Design to help develop a long range master plan for the campus. Three different undergraduate and graduate design studios participated in this effort, which culminated in a campus master plan being developed by the Summer 2017 LAND 4900 studio. The East Georgia Master Plan Report details the efforts and makes reccomendations for future development. Click here to read the report.

image of master planRepurposing West Rock Corporate HQ (Fall 2017)

West Rockis one of the largest paper product manufacturers in the world. They recently decided to move their corporate offices out of Norcross, Georgia to a new location. The Fall Semester LAND 4050 class worked in conjunction with the City of Norcross to reinvision the site so it would be more attractive to potential developers. You can read more about the project and process here