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STEPHEN R.

BURNS, RLA, LEED AP


120 N. Oak Park Ave., Apt. 408
Oak Park, IL 60301
(904) 556-9028 steve@burnsgolf.com

Senior Landscape Architect/Project Manager:


Award winning designer with proven success at managing others, delivering multiple projects on time and
on budget, and improving client relations. Decades of experience includes multiple areas of landscape
architecture, including the design and construction of golf courses and their accompanying residential
developments, parks, playgrounds, artificial turf fields, a day camp, and major historic landmarks.
Management experience includes seventeen years of ownership of a two to three person design firm, a
senior role/management in the design studio at a twenty person firm.

“The construction Career Accomplishments:


component of our • Played a major role in the design and construction of more than a dozen projects winning awards or
major magazine recognition.
work has never run • Awarded Excellence in Achievement Award, by The Board Room magazine, in 1999 and 2000,
smoother since becoming their first two-time golf course architect winner.
Steve's • Dramatically reduced firm liability for errors and omissions.
involvement.” • Successfully completed construction administration for more than twenty projects in 2009.
--Peter Dyke
Professional Experience:
President, TD&A July 2006-March 2010 THOMPSON DYKE & ASSOCIATES, LTD. Chicago, IL
VICE PRESIDENT
Senior landscape architect/manager in the design studio for a twenty person landscape architecture, urban
planning, and design firm.

• Dramatically reduced the firm's errors and omissions claims through design review of projects during
design phase, effective construction administration, and improved relations with clients.
• Successfully completed the permitting and construction administration for more than twenty projects
in 2009, including the award-winning major renovation of the landmark Buckingham Fountain, seven
artificial turf fields, several small parks, playgrounds, and other projects.
• Carried out the majority of the land planning for a dramatic river-front 950 acre mixed-use project in
Michigan, which includes golf, single family and multi-family residential, retail, and resort components.

1988-July 2006 BURNS GOLF DESIGN Fernandina Beach, FL


“Steve is thorough GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT/PRINCIPAL
and very creative. Owner and principal designer, responsible for most of the design and construction administration work as
We have all well as the management of the firm.
enjoyed working
• Designed high quality, award-winning golf courses, despite working with generally modest
with him and very construction budgets.
much appreciate • Awarded both a 1999 and a 2000 Excellence in Achievement Award, by The Board Room magazine,
his many talents.” becoming their first two-time golf course architect winner.
--Nancy Butler • Created the firm’s highly successful web site, which ranked very high on search engines, and
generated many design inquiries and compliments.
Developer
Morris Farms 1981-1988 FAZIO GOLF COURSE DESIGNERS, INC. Jupiter, FL
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATE
Worked more than five years as a full-time field representative for the firm. The firm’s drawings were only
used as a general reference in the field; therefore, most of the actual golf course design work was done in
the field. This included directing the clearing of the property, production of grading plans, drainage design,
and most of the actual design of the golf course.

• Directed six highly rated projects, completing them in a timely fashion at reasonable cost.
Responsible for most of the design for those projects, including clearing, grading, drainage, grassing,
and landscaping.
• Directed portions of the work at four additional projects.
• Worked closely with owners representatives, engineers, and land planners to successfully design and
integrate project drainage systems and coordinate simultaneous golf course and residential
development.
• Installed drainage, shaped portions of golf holes, and finish-graded portions of golf holes, utilizing
bulldozers, backhoes, tractors, and other construction equipment.
• Functioned as construction foreman and labor supervisor on projects where Fazio Golf Course
Designers had the contract for golf course shaping.
Professional Registration and Memberships:
• Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture—The Ohio State University
• Landscape Architect: CLARB Certificate #20394, Registered in Florida #986, South Carolina #568,
Illinois #157-001219, Michigan #3901001484, Washington #682 (inactive)
• LEED Accredited Professional
• Former Member American Society of Golf Course Architects
• Former Member American Society of Landscape Architects
• Former Member National Golf Foundation

Awards:
• Board Room Magazine Excellence in Achievement Award (2)
• Illinois ASLA Honor Award, Outstanding Historic Renovation, Buckingham Fountain Restoration
• Illinois Landscape Contractors Gold Award, Buckingham Fountain Corridor
“Steve is a detail • Golf Digest ‘Best New Affordable Public Golf Courses,’ Cobblestone Golf Course, Kendallville,
oriented Indiana
professional who is • Golf Digest ‘Most Improved Golf Courses,’ Legion Memorial Golf Course, Everett, Washington
• Golf Digest ‘Best New Private Golf Courses,’ Hammock Dunes Golf Links, Palm Coast, Florida
an excellent • Golf Course News, ‘Best New Private Seaside Course,’ Hammock Dunes Golf Links, Palm Coast,
communicator and Florida
very easy to work • Several other award-winning or rated golf courses.
with.”
--Robert Natke Published Work:
Principal • DailyFee Golf, “Are Egos Bad for the Golf Business?,” May/June 2001
• The Board Room, “Designing with Playability in Mind,” June 1999
Urbanworks,Ltd. • The Board Room, “Remodeling of Legion Memorial Golf Course: A Case Study” October 2001
• The Board Room, “If Your Club has these Problems, You may be in need of Renovation” Volume VI,
Issue 53
• Golf Architecture: A Worldwide Perspective, “Are egos ruining the golf business?” Volume 1
• Golf Architecture: A Worldwide Perspective, “Designing golf courses for playability” Volume 2
• CMAA Club Facilities and Amenities Series Volume IV Golf Course Construction and Renovation
Guide, “Does Your Golf Course Need Renovation? A Case Study of Legion Memorial Golf Course,”
2009

Continuing Education:
• PSMJ Resources, Inc. - Project Management Boot Camp
• Basic Civil Engineering Culvert Design
• Design Within the Environmental Process
• Regenerative Landscape Design Sustainability
• Stormwater Management An Introduction
• Basic Civil Engineering Asphalt
• Sustainable Design-A Primer
• Traffic Calming
• Contracts for Professionals
• Geotechnology Global Positioning Systems
• Parking Lot Storm Drain Design
• Wetland Primer Advanced Field Evaluation
• A Wetland Primer for Design Professionals
• ADA Guidelines General Site Bldg Element
• Business Management Part 3: Marketing
• Business Management Part 2: The Business
• Business Management Part 1
• Landscape Architecture: Energy Savings
• GIS: The Very Basics
• Landscaping with Native Plants
• Green Roofs: A Sustainable Strategy
Selected Parks & Recreation and Urban Design:
• Buckingham Fountain Restoration – Chicago Park District
• Logan Square Skate Park – Chicago Park District
• Diversey Driving Range – Chicago Park District
• Artificial Turf Fields: Calumet Park, Riis Park, McKinley Park, Lincoln Park, Kiwanis Park, Hawthorne
Park – Chicago Park District
• Lighthouse Landing ADA Improvements – City of Evanston
• Megowen Park – City of Evanston
• Kedvale Park – Chicago Park District
• Jefferson Park – Chicago Park District
• Playgrounds: Amundsen Park, LaFollette Park, Maplewood Park, Brighton Park, Sherman Park,
Garfield Park, Park #519, Brands Park, Dickinson Park, Rosedale Park, Algonquin Park, Supera
Park, Skinner Park, Miami Park, Senka Park, Gage Park, Chase Park, Rutherford Sayre Park, Sheil
Park, John P. Wilson Park, Jackson Park, Archer Park, Aiello Park, Augusta Park, Eckhardt Park,
“We had the Eugene Field Park, Merryman Park, Sauganash Park, Weisman Playlot Park – Chicago Park District
• Rehm Park Sand Volleyball – Park District of Oak Park
pleasure of working • Apachi Day Camp – Lake Zurich, Illinois
with Steve on the • Reilly School Streetscape – Chicago Public Schools
Buckingham • Randolph Magnet School Streetscape – Chicago Public Schools
Fountain project.
Selected Land Planning:
Steve's experience • Morris Farms – Niles, Michigan
and professionalism • Arrowhead – Cedar Grove, Florida
helped make the • Highland Ridge – Augusta County, Virginia
project a success.” • Race Track Road Parcel – Tampa, Florida
• Mountain Road – Baltimore, Maryland
--John Girzadas • Water's Edge Development – Granbury, Texas
Executive VP • Genesis Point – Richmond Hill, Georgia
Burling Builders, • Crandall – Nassau County, Florida
Inc. • Lofton Landing – Nassau County, Florida
• Lofton Greens – Nassau County, Florida
• Willow Lakes C.C. – Jacksonville, Florida
• Indian Hills C.C. – Bowling Green, Kentucky
• Prairie Pathways – DeKalb, Illinois

Selected Golf Course Design:


• Club de Golf Malinalco – San Sebastián de Amola, México
• Hawks Nest Golf Club – Wooster, Ohio
• Cobblestone Golf Course – Kendallville, Indiana
• The Country Clubs of Fox Meadow, Meadow Course – Medina, Ohio
• Hammock Dunes Golf Links – Palm Coast, Florida
• John’s Island West – Wabasso, Florida
• Long Point at Amelia Island Plantation – Fernandina Beach, Florida
• Wachesaw Plantation – Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
• Dataw Island Club, Cotton Dike Course – Dataw Island, South Carolina
• Laura Walker Golf Course – Waycross, Georgia
• Legion Memorial Golf Course – Everett, Washington
• Sebastian Hills Golf Club – Xenia, Ohio
• Charles Pointe – Bridgeport, West Virginia
• Hunter’s Green – Tampa, Florida
• Old Trail – Jupiter, Florida
• Golden Eagle Golf Club – Tallahassee, Florida

Selected Residential Design:


• Adams Residence – Fernandina Beach, Florida
• Foster Residence – Fernandina Beach, Florida
• Beasley Residence – Yulee, Florida
• 5449 Marshview Lane – Fernandina Beach, Florida