OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

With over 35 years combined experience our leadership team knows land.

Peter Verdicchio
RLA, LEED AP, ASLA

Principal

A founding member of SEC Planning, Peter’s professional experience encompasses a wide variety of project types from master planned community design to implementing entitlement strategies. He is also a recognized expert in the field of active adult community design.

Throughout Peter’s career he has had the opportunity to work with leading home builders, providing design solutions to achieve project and land development goals. Possessing over fifteen years of national land planning and design experience, he recognizes the importance of influencing factors upon any project.

From anti-growth codes to challenging terrain, Peter knows how to find a balance that results in successful outcomes for each project. His designs, rooted in the core principles of good planning, bring together the natural features of the land with the desired experience of the end user, resulting in exceptional built environments.

Peter is a registered landscape architect in New Mexico and Texas.

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Mark Baker
ASLA

Principal

As a founding member of SEC Planning with 20 years experience in the planning and landscape architecture profession, Mark has had the opportunity to work nationally with private developers and municipalities. Through each project he works with clients to define their development goals and design spaces that bring their vision to reality. He brings a wealth of experience and insight to each project, presenting design options and ideas to achieve each client’s goals.

With each project Mark works to navigate the development process by building consensus, obtaining approvals and gaining public support, allowing each project to move forward. He is able to identify opportunities to create unique places that stand apart from the competition.

Mark’s experience includes master planned community design, campus planning, mixed use developments, civic planning, park and open space planning and community thematic design.

Ben DeBellis
RLA, LEED AP, ASLA

Director of Landscape Architecture

A lifelong outdoor enthusiast, Ben possesses a keen understanding of the interplay between natural and built environments. His appreciation for the natural character of a place translates into a distinct end-user experience that incorporates unique existing features with the client’s project goals.

Ben believes that good design and sustainable development result in successful projects. To that end he seeks opportunities to work with the land to highlight natural features, incorporate context sensitive design and establish a distinct sense of place to create extraordinary spaces.

His knowledge of landscape architecture coupled with his project experience with all facets of design, construction documents and construction administration ensure that the client’s vision is realized in the resulting built environment.

Ben is a registered landscape architect in New Mexico, Texas and Virginia.

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A Tribute to Joe Verdoorn, Friend and Co-Founder of SEC Planning

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