Join ULI and March of Dimes Real Estate guests for a co-hosted gathering at Camperdown. Hear details about this high-end public-private partnership from Mayor Knox White and the Centennial American team while celebrating the March of Dimes 2021 Real Estate & Economic Development honoree, Tammy Propst. Project tours, food and raffle items curated exclusively by Camperdown restaurants & retailers will be available! Interested in sponsoring this event? Email email@example.com.
Dan Ford has been a strategic land planner and design practitioner for 20 years, specializing in master planning, urban design, site design and community development. Dan offers clients pin-point project management, strong organizational leadership, sound decision making, and excellent communication skills. He received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with honors from The Pennsylvania State University and then furthered his studies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, receiving a Masters of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design – focusing on urban design and development. Currently Dan is Senior Vice President of Planning and Design at BWD – a consulting firm based in Greenville, SC that provides expertise in the design of memorable places; from urban plazas and neighborhood streets to beach resorts, mountain and golf resorts. At BWD, Dan provides leadership on all community planning, development and urban design efforts with strategic design thinking and solid project management for both public and private clients. Dan offers his clients strong guiding principles when navigating projects with varying levels of complexity. He brings a breadth of experience in projects involving multiple stake holders, executable design solution on complex land parcels and a diverse range of projects throughout the U.S. Prior to joining BWD, Dan served in the role of Adjunct Professor at Clemson University. Teaching in the School of Planning, Development, Preservation and Landscape Architecture, Dan both lectured, led and advised graduate students through research methods, key issues in design, thesis projects, and a form-base design and development understanding. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dan partnered with ILK Alliance LLC to create a collaborative and multidisciplinary design and planning group focused throughout the Southeastern lowland and mountains. From 2005-2011, Dan was a Development Manager at DPS Development; a premier developer of residential sporting club communities. There, he was responsible for the visioning, planning, design, and execution of each project. He also was active in marketing the firm’s vision and commitment to preserving the environmental integrity and distinctive character of each of the DPS’ communities, including The Greenbrier Sporting Club in West Virginia, Turks & Caicos Sporting Club at Ambergris Cay in the British West Indies, and the Snake River Sporting Club in Jackson, Wyoming. At DPS, Dan participated in the successful planning of more than 5,800 acres of environmentally sensitive properties that resulted in over 5,000 acres preserved as open space and nature preserve for generations to enjoy. He began his career with Design Workshop in Denver, CO – a leading landscape architecture firm that provides landscape architecture, urban design and strategic services to clients in North America and throughout the world. During his tenure at Design Workshop, Dan quickly rose through the ranks of leadership while helping grow a sustainable and successful Denver office. Dan contributed to the firm’s authoring of Project Design and Sustainability Guidelines that ensured the successful management and operational viability of projects throughout the Rocky Mountain West. In 2003, Dan’s work on the Sustainability and Design Guidelines along with overseeing the complex 60-acre urban infill and redevelopment efforts for the city of Las Vegas was recognized with an honor award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Beau possesses an incredible intellectual passion and curiosity as demonstrated by the variety of his pursuits, which range from an enthusiasm for contemporary art, literature, and science to his presence within the international golf and development community as a designer and innovator to his service on the boards of the United States Curling Association and the Carolina Ballet Theatre. Beau’s uniquely diverse interests mirror his equally diverse educational and professional background. He has a physics degree from Brown University and an international business degree from the University of South Carolina. He also studied landscape architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and Irish drama at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Beau’s first professional experience began with Siemens AG in Karlsruhe, Germany before moving to Charlotte, NC to begin a successful career as an investment and international banker. From there, Tom Fazio asked him to join Fazio Golf Course Designers where, for over ten years, he helped Tom manage all areas of the firm. During that time, the firm completed over 80 new golf courses and was involved in numerous consulting and renovation engagements, including those for major tournament venues. In 2007, Beau left Tom to found Beau Welling Design to take advantage of international and US‐based opportunities in golf course design and development. Beau’s rich background in art, design, and business create the principle ideology behind Beau Welling Design. Beau created the business with the idea that our diverse backgrounds and different ways of thinking can unlock a truly holistic approach to design, thereby giving us the ability to add value to our client’s projects in new and exciting ways.