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Places For People


Places For People

About Us

POD Design is a professional consulting firm providing a people oriented design approach to landscape architecture, planning, and urban design services for both public and private clients. We endeavor to meet the expectations of our clients by developing highly creative, cost effective, and timely solutions to each design challenge we are offered. Our success is derived from a close working relationship between our clients and our design team of landscape architects, planners, and urban designers. We view each design challenge as a unique set of opportunities to develop a response that enhances the environment in which people live, work, and play.



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Our Approach

Our Approach


At our core, we feel that a collaborative approach to site design results in built environments that are richer, more aesthetically pleasing and more functionally successful.

This approach has resulted in numerous award-winning projects showcasing the finest in innovative design and high quality workmanship. At the heart of every project team is you, our client. While we bring our creativity, imagination and technical expertise to every project, we rely on our clients to actively participate in the development of the project scope, programming, goals and objectives and concept development. We look to you to not only participate in the design process, but to evaluate the success of design alternatives as they relate to the project requirements.

We think big and want to make 
the design process fun!

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Who We Are

Who We Are

Steve Kolwicz


Steve has developed a wealth of experience for both public and private clients. His project experience includes everything from theme parks to pocket parks, from community to campus planning. He has consistently demonstrated a competent technical capability as well as a fresh approach to design challenges that has resulted in numerous design awards and a dedicated repeat client base.

Yumin Li


With vast experience working on projects in both the United States and China, Mr. Li has become a leader in landscape architectural design. Mr. Li has gained a solid reputation in the field of conceptual design and graphic communication for his work with architects, landscape architects, planners, commercial and residential developers from around the U.S. and abroad.  


Todd Foley

Todd provides a broad focus and experience to all projects he manages, from the initial conceptual planning to the final documentation.  The key strength that he brings to the projects he manages is his communication skills and attention to detail.  Maintaining a strong line of communication with the clients and consultants is always key for the projects he manages, resulting in a finished product that always meets or exceeds the client’s expectations.  His focus with private development has afforded tremendous interaction with numerous cities and municipalities to achieve a strong understanding of both how development process occurs and what it takes to get projects approved. 

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Marge and Charles Schott Nature Playscape
»    2016 OPRA Honor Award

Neighborhood Design Center NEST Competition
»    2015 First Place

Blackburn & Indian Mound Park Spraygrounds
»    2013 OPRA Park Facility Award

Highlands Park Aquatics Center, Westerville, OH
»    2012 ASLA Honorable Mention Award
»    2012 AIA Columbus Honor Award
»    2011 OPRA First Place - Park Area Development Award
»    2011 Ohio Ready Mix Concrete Award

Green Veterans Memorial Park, Green, Ohio  
»    2011 OPRA Governors Award
»    2011 OPRA First Place - Park Area Development Award

Millstone Creek Park, Westerville, Ohio
»    2010 OPRA First Place - Park Area Development Award, Master Plan & Nature Play Design

Creekside Marina, Gahanna, Ohio
»    2009 OPRA Meritorious Facility Award

Hannah Farms Park, Gahanna, Ohio
»    2009 OPRA Outstanding Park Area Development Award

Hannah Farms Park Shelter House, Gahanna, OH
»    2009 OPRA Superior Facility Award

North Orange Aquatic Center Pool Addition, Orange Township, Ohio  
»    2009 OPRA Outstanding Facility Award

Dublin Veterans Project, Dublin, Ohio
»    2008 OCASLA Merit Award

New Bank of Hunhe River, City of Shenyang, China
»    2008 OCASLA Special Recognition

Miracle League Field, Dublin, Ohio    
»    2008 OCASLA Special Rec.
»    2007 OPRA Park Facilities Award

Darree Fields Expansion, Dublin, Ohio
»    2007 OPRA Park Facilities Award

Every Kid’s Playground, Liberty Township, Ohio    
»    2007 OPRA Park Facilities Award

Pingree Park Renovation, Worthington, Ohio    
»    2007 OPRA Park Area Development Award

Central Ohio Innovation Center, Dublin, Ohio
»    2006 OCASLA Merit Award for Research & Communication

Flint Cemetery Master Plan, Worthington, Ohio
»    2006 OCASLA Merit Award for Conceptual Design

North Orange Park Shelter, Orange Township, OH
»    2006 OPRA Park Facilities Award

Qing Shan Lake Waterfront Park, Hang Zhou, China
»    2006 OCASLA Honor Award for Conceptual Design

Burr Oak, Columbus, Ohio
»    2006 OCASLA Special Recognition Award

Honda Wetland Education Area
»    2005 ASLA Honor Award