Gregg Calpino

Specialist

"It’s a great day if I’m covered with blue pencil or marker at the center of a collaborative, impromptu design jam."

“I’m a sucker for impossible journeys,” admits Gregg, explaining his fascination with early North American explorers like Lewis and Clark and Jacques Marquette. “They faced huge unmapped expanses, all signs saying ‘turn back,’ and they had the sheer will to press on and adapt.” No surprise, then, that Gregg thrives on the challenges thrown in his path when charting new courses for urban waterfronts and civic spaces. “An ‘unsolvable’ problem or the words, ‘we always do it this way’ are rally cries for the designer in me,” he acknowledges. “It’s a great day if I’m covered with blue pencil or marker at the center of a collaborative, impromptu design jam.” Gregg sees many parallels between his profession and music composition. “Music is my primary personal escape, but I’ve only scratched the surface,” he says. “I’d love to reach a comparable level of success as a musician as I’ve been fortunate to achieve in landscape architecture.” 

Specialty
Landscape Architecture, Park Planning & Design, Urban Planning & Design, Waterfront Planning & Development

Professional Credentials
LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C), Professional Landscape Architect (PLA)

Contact
E Gregg.Calpino@smithgroupjjr.com
P 608.327.4404
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Community Involvement

Gregg often puts his leadership skills to work outside the office, serving on the community board at the Cancer Support Center in Homewood, Illinois and as a member of the Flossmoor Green Committee in Flossmoor, Illinois.