Meet the Team
Our Mission is to design outdoor spaces that bring meaning, enjoyment, connection, and community to those present while advocating for sustainability and the environment.
President, PLA, ASLA
Steve Manley is president and a founding principal of Manley Land Design, Inc. Steve has more than 35 years of experience as a landscape architect, site designer, and project manager. His experience includes:
- Large-scale master planning
- Commercial and retail landscapes
- Residential master planning and landscapes, including swim & tennis amenities
- Mixed-use developments
- New urban design and streetscapes
- Retail and office condominium site planning
- Hardscape design
Prior to founding Manley Land Design, Steve was a Senior Associate with Willard C. Byrd and Associates, a golf course architecture firm. He worked with the firm for seven years on large-scale master planning, design, and routings for golf course communities. He began his career with EDSA in South Florida, designing and detailing municipal parks.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture degree from Iowa State University and is licensed in 13 states.
Certifications and Professional Credentials
- Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)-certified
- American Society of Landscape Architects, Professional Landscape Architect
- Licensed in 13 states
- Alpharetta Business Association, Board Member and President, 2014-2016
- North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Aaron joined Manley Land Design in 2006. His project experience covers streetscape design, commercial retail development and hardscapes, subdivision entrance design, and swim & tennis amenity design. Aaron is skilled at integrating 2D and 3D computer renderings into the landscape design process.
Aaron holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from State University of New York – Syracuse University. He is licensed in three states and has CLARB Certification.
Yanyi Li joined the Manley Design Team in 2017.
Office Management, HR, Project Support
Terri joined Manley Land Design in 1999 and is responsible for office management, bookkeeping, human resources, and project support. Terri brings years of experience in client relations and business development to her position with the firm.
Mascot, Door Alarm
Calvin joined the Manley Design Team in 2006 and immediately took control of the grounds maintenance. Calvin was a proficient snoozer and saw to it that everyone stayed in a great mood at the office. Calvin crossed his beautifully landscaped Rainbow Bridge in 2017.