Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Michigan State University, 1988
Dale Carnegie Course Graduate, 1992
Michigan, Colorado, Tennessee
LEED Accredited Professional, BD+C
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)
American Sports Builders Association (ASBA)
Steppingstone School for Gifted Education
Board of Trustees, 2011-2015
Adjunct Professor, Integrated Design Studio
Lawrence Technological University, Fall 1999
Wetlands Restoration Enhancement and
Construction, Community Education Outreach Program, 1993
Teaching Assistant, Landscape Architecture
Michigan State University, 1987 – 1988
Rich Houdek plays a key role in the firm as his over thirty four years of experience covers a vast array of projects and project types.
Rich’s involvement has led to national and local award winning projects, such as the Michigan ASLA Merit Award for the AAA Michigan Headquarters project, the National ASLA Merit Award for a contemplative garden for a private school, the 2010 American Sports Builders Association Distinguished Tennis Facility Award for Catholic Central High School, Novi, Michigan and the 2010 Michigan ASLA Honor Award for the DTE Energy Company Corporate Headquarters improvement project. This range of work is reflected in the variety of projects he manages, from commercial developments to multi-family housing, schools, parks and athletic facility projects.
Well-versed in different project types, his day-to-day schedule involves overseeing the coordination of construction documents for bid, as well as his hands on involvement in construction administration and follow-up. He also brings in-depth knowledge and experience in athletic field construction. He has been involved in various athletic field projects ranging from a singular athletic field to entire athletic campuses, from high schools to college campuses and a minor league baseball field.
In 2020, Rich was promoted to Principal where he will continue to grow as a valued team member and leader in the firm. He is passionate about the future of GMA and invests himself every day in the success of our projects.