Wayne T. Sterling, PLA, LEED-AP
Wayne leads Sterling Design Associates with more than 25 years of experience in site development and landscape architecture, with most of those years as the president of the company. His extensive expertise in designing and coordinating commercial retail centers, restaurants, and office/warehouse projects has defined SDA as a leader in commercial and retail development. In addition to the commercial project knowledge, he as urban redevelopment, parks and recreation facilities and military base campus projects as part of his portfolio. Wayne not only oversees the day to day operations of the company, but is actively managing site design and entitlement processes for projects throughout the Western U.S. Wayne is a graduate of the University of Arizona, with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. He is also the recipient of Award of honor from the New Mexico chapter of ASLA for Grandview Park in Gallup, NM.
Licensed Landscape Architect in CO, NM, WY, AZ, UT and TX.
National registration with CLARB since 1996.
Jay M. Newell, PE
Vice President, Director of Engineering
Jay’s 20-plus years of engineering expertise in commercial land development throughout the Rocky Mountain region provides the engineering leadership for Sterling Design Associates. In addition to commercial properties, he also has experience working directly with municipal and federal agencies to achieve quality design for public infrastructure. Client relationships are the backbone of the company’s success, and those clients rely on Jay’s substantial site design experience to navigate reviewing agency requirements and provide a design that works. His involvement with projects ranging from one acre to over 200 acres and his extensive site redevelopment knowledge are an asset for corporate clientele, development companies, and architectural firms. Jay has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University.
Professional Engineer licensed in CO, WY, NM, UT, and NV.
National registration with NCEES, 2007.
Jonathan D. Spencer, PLA
Vice President, Director of Landscape Architecture
With over 19 years of experience in commercial and residential design as well as design/build projects, Jonathan brings a comprehensive skillset to all of the projects he undertakes. His creative and practical approach to site and landscape design projects provide clients with realistic solutions to complex design challenges. His breadth of knowledge and management experience includes work on hospitality, retail, warehouse, medical/professional, urban redevelopment, streetscapes, energy facilities and custom residential projects. In addition, past work on LEED-certified developments gives him the conservation perspective on all of his projects. Jonathan is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture.
Licensed Landscape Architect in CO and CA.
National registration with CLARB since 2006.
Cynthia M. Pedrioli, PLA
Principal, Planning & Entitlements
Cynthia’s 18 years of experience in entitlements, site design and analysis of regional systems provides the Sterling Design team with a comprehensive perspective on projects. She has a solid understanding of planning and landscape design for projects of all sizes, from single commercial pad sites to master-planned communities and regional park systems. Her breadth of experience includes detailed site research, demographic and budget analysis, written and graphic design guidelines, and on-site landscape and water conservation analysis. Cynthia works as a client liaison and project representative to deliver municipal entitlement submittals, as well as facilitation with stakeholders and presentations to boards and councils for project approvals . She is a graduate of Colorado State University with a B.S. in Landscape Architecture.
Licensed Landscape Architect in CO.
Matthew F. Duhaime, PE, PLS, Leed-AP
Senior Project Engineer
With more than 30 years of experience as both a Project Engineer and Project Surveyor throughout the Western U.S., Matthew understands all aspects of commercial and residential land development. His extensive experience with corporate clients, the development of large box retail anchors (such as Home Depot, Kroger, and Safeway), as well as developer-driven shopping center development and urban redevelopment projects is a valuable asset to Sterling Design Associates. Matthew has permitted and constructed over 30 retail gas station and truck stop development projects in the last 15 years alone. In addition to his extensive retail experience, his technical expertise in environmental permitting, including wetlands (Federal 404), underground fuel tank permitting UST (state), and floodplain management (Clomr, Lomr – FEMA), provides clients with a comprehensive set of services for projects of any size. Matthew is a graduate of both Metropolitan State College, with a degree in Civil Engineering, and Red Rocks Community College with a degree in Surveying.
Professional Engineer licensed in CO.
Land Surveyor licensed in CO.
Joseph L. Wilson, PLA, ASLA, CID
Principal, Landscape Architect
Joseph’s 18 years of project management experience and technical knowledge in landscape architecture, planning and irrigation design is a valuable resource on the Sterling Design Associates team. His management of projects from entitlements to construction management, including urban landscape design, sports facilities, schools, military bases and commercial development in over 20 states gives him a wealth of perspective on projects of any size from start to finish. Joseph prides himself in providing design solutions that are aesthetically pleasing and meet client expectations, all while maintaining a good rapport with jurisdictional agencies. In addition, Joseph is an Irrigation Association Certified Irrigation Designer (CID), with this perspective, he encourages clients, jurisdictions, and communities to embrace xeric drought tolerant landscapes. Joe is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture.
Licensed Landscape Architect in CO, NE, NV, MO, AR, KS, and TX. National registration with CLARB since 2006.
Ryan J. Loftus, PE
Ryan is a project engineer with more than 9 years of experience in residential and commercial land development in both the greater Denver Metro area and the Northeastern U.S. His attention to detail and work in streamlining standards and production methods benefits all of Sterling Design Associate’s clients. In addition, his past experience in septic design, underground detention, cost projections, specification writing, and Civil 3D design provide additional areas of expertise to the design team. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
Professional Engineer licensed in CO and CT.
Member of ULI Colorado.
Joe G. Schiel, PE
Joe brings more than 8 years of civil engineering and land development experience to Sterling Design Associates. His experience includes small retail sties as well as larger multi-tenant commercial developments. Joe’s familiarity with zoning, entitlement and permitting processes in numerous jurisdictions throughout Colorado helps streamline the design and submittal process for clients. Joe prides himself in providing a design that meets the specific needs of clients while delivering projects on-schedule and within budget. Joe holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Gonzaga University and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
Professional Engineer licensed in CO.
Michael E. Haaf, PLA
Project Landscape Architect
Michael brings over 20 years of design experience in both the Florida region and Colorado to Sterling Design Associates. His diverse experience includes planning and design of commercial sites, mixed-use projects, corporate campuses, cemeteries, streetscapes, parks, sports complexes and residential communities. His expertise with site planning, entitlements, both landscape and hardscape design, bid processing, cost estimating and contract administration results in strong project management for any projects he undertakes. Michael graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture.
Licensed Landscape Architect in CO and FL.
Registered Arborist in CO.
Charlie S. Meeks
Charlie is a recent graduate of the Colorado State University Master of Landscape Architecture program. Through both the program and his experience as a graphic designer and working artist, he brings an artist’s touch to the Sterling Design team. His invaluable skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and 3D modeling will provide clients with the resources to tell the story of their projects to community members and reviewing agencies. Charlie’s experience in residential design and installation as well as his familiarity with the Colorado plant palette also give him a solid basis to hone his skills as a landscape designer. Charlie has a M.L.A. from Colorado State University.