Jim Christie, RLA
Project Manager - Site
I appreciate that LDG is committed to its employees, clients, and its focus on North Central West Virginia.
Jim is a project manager in our Site department, and has over 17 years of experience in landscape architecture and master planning.
A native of Bridgeport, West Virginia, he graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in landscape architecture. He went on to serve as an intern at Frank Lloyd Wright’s eminent Fallingwater in western Pennsylvania, living onsite.
He has worked on a myriad of projects in various locations in the U.S. and internationally. Key projects include developing the master plan for the Eastern Continental Divide Loop Trail, the Mountain Montessori School in Colorado, and for the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the world’s highest botanical garden. Many of his projects incorporate fire resistant and xeriscape landscaping practices. Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping that reduces the need for irrigation water, and is typically used in regions with a lack of accessible water.
Christie has built up an impressive international portfolio as well. He was the landscape architect and master planner for The Himalayan Ski Village in Himachal Pradesh, India; La Estancia de Cafayate, a resort in Argentina; and Ventana Mar, a mountain rainforest resort in Costa Rica.
In addition to his architectural skills, he is a talented graphic designer and illustrator, incorporating illustrations into design presentations. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and fly fishing.