A. GRAHAM SONES, ASLA, PLA
SGA GROUP, Inc.
Mr. Sones’ is senior vice president of the SGA Group. His background includes a balanced career within landscape architecture as a design and project management professional, leader and planner. Work within public practice has enabled Graham to develop a stable and proven approach to design while his work within private practice has enabled him to build essential planning skills and leadership experience within his career. Graham’s asset lies in his ability to draw from his twenty five year career and apply knowledgeable comprehensive planning, leadership and landscape architectural skills within a variety of circumstances and project scopes.
Graham has been an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). He is the current Director of Education and Professional Development and has served in the past as President, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large of ASLA-MN. As a volunteer, Graham has also donated his time and professional services by mentoring and being a critic at the University of Minnesota College of Design. He has also volunteered with local schools and community programs.
Minnesota Licensed Landscape Architect No. 24871
Wisconsin Licensed Landscape Architect No. 547-014
Illinois Licensed Landscape Architect No. 157.001236
Indiana Licensed Landscape Architect No. LA20700121
Full Member, American Society of Landscape Architects 1991 to Present.
RECOGNITION AND AWARDS
Certificate of Appreciation, 2000 from The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board for volunteer work in planning and design.
Certificate of Appreciation, 1996, 1997, 2001 from Minnesota Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects for service to the society.
Honor Award, 1995 from Minnesota Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects for Public Landscape Design.
Certificate of Commendation, 1990 from Governor’s Office, State of Minnesota for participation on the Governor’s Design Team.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA), 1987