Simone Collins is about learning, teaching, and advancing the practice expertise of our diverse staff.

History / culture – For over 30 years, SC culture has emphasized retaining and advancing our staff into leadership positions within the firm and in their regional communities.

Disciplines – Simone Collins is small firm of landscape architects, planners and engineers – with staff ranging from principals, each with over 45 years professional practice – to college interns, and all levels of design and management between.

Office / Location – The  SC workspace is a green office redesigned and renovated by SC as a collaborative open-design environment – to inspire all aspects of conservation stewardship, and located one block from the SEPTA Norristown Transit Center.

Diversity, safety, respect – SC is an equal opportunity employer with a history of adapting productive work regimens that meet changing personal and family demands of our staff.   SC strictly observes public health protocols – including the capability for remote work when required.  A history of progressive SC practices, including open dialogue, fair compensation and work-life balance demonstrate respect between SC staff colleagues.

Pete Simone, RLA, FASLA

Peter co-founded the firm in 1990, after practicing across the Philadelphia region since graduation from Rutgers University in 1975. He serves as president and principal for projects from planning to construction. Pete was elected Fellow to the Society of Landscape Architects by his peers in 2005. Pete has rowed competitively his entire college and adult life and is a past president of Vesper Boat Club on the Schuylkill River. He enjoys spending time in the many open spaces and trails that Simone Collins has assisted in bring to life.

William Collins, RLA, ASLA

Bill practiced in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Boston after graduation from The Ohio State University in 1975. He won two federal awards to design, build, live in, and monitor a passive solar house in 1981. Bill founded and edited the Citizens Voice newspaper about the Delaware River water diversion in Bucks County in 1983-4. He joined the firm in 1992, became a shareholder in 1995, and a VP in 1998. Bill serves as principal for transportation, recreation, and ecological planning/design projects. Personal priorities include family, water, art, music, writing and activism.

Sarah Leeper, RLA

Sarah joined SC after graduating from the University of Georgia in 2003, and serves as principal/senior project manager for a broad practice spectrum - ranging from regional planning through design of parks, transportation, greenways, trails, and horticultural projects. Sarah uses her expertise in site materials, detailing, and ecological plantings to design and document sustainable landscapes at all scales. Sarah is transitioning to principal shareholder in SC, and helps guide SC staff though SC in-house technical training. Friends, restaurants, softball and her dogs make her smile.

Geoff Creary

Geoff is a project manager and Graphics director – practicing since 2001 on SC parks, trails, greenways, transit, streetscape, and traffic calming projects. Geoff’s understanding of civil engineering makes him a liaison between disciplines and a facilitator-educator for many projects. His verbal/graphic communication skills enable Geoff to present complex projects to diverse audiences. The Creary “signature” is on every SC visual communication. As the SC signage design practice leader Geoff combines his artistic, communications, and technical skills in mastery of multiple computer graphics applications and photo-simulation imaging. Geoff is an active triathlete and iron man competitor

Pankaj Jobanputra, AICP

Pankaj Jobanputra (PJ) is a planner/project manager at Simone Collins since 2014. His experience is focused on municipal zoning analyses; community/economic strategies; comprehensive/ park/open space plans; and urban/corridor strategies. Pankaj manages services for multiple local Pennsylvania governments, including: Exeter Township, Solebury Township, Limerick Township, Lehman Township. Milford Borough, Pen Argyl Borough and Berks County. He is exceptionally articulate and experienced in conducting inclusive public participation programs. PJ was born and raised in Philadelphia, enjoys sharing the treasures of the City with his family, and bleeds green for the Eagles.

Michelle Armour

Michelle Armour graduated from Temple University in Landscape Architecture with multiple honors, joined SC in 2019, and serves on multiple SC planning/design projects. Her writing/editing skills help SC teams to refine graphic and written products, and her research/analytic skills contribute to SC project investigations. Michele serves on the Executive Committee of the PA/DE Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. As a former healthcare professional and musical performer, Michele brings her passion for communication, creativity into promoting health and wellness into her practice of landscape architecture.

Emma Haley

Emma Haley graduated Jefferson University with a BS Landscape Architecture and two honor awards – and serves as project manager on SC parks, trails and recreation projects. Before joining SC, Emma worked for six years at an engineering firm designing green stormwater infrastructure for the Philadelphia Water Department – as well as transportation improvements; stream restorations; park master plans; and playground design projects. Emma has expertise in project production – from conceptual planning through construction documentation– as well creating illustrative graphics. Emma was raised in Florida and enjoys traveling there to see family and the sun.

Anita Nardone, PE

Anita is a professional civil engineer with extensive experience in the land development process – with emphasis on site planning, stormwater design, project administration, permitting/ approvals and construction management. She has worked intensively on green infrastructure initiatives for the City of Philadelphia that feature pedestrian accessibility integrated with stormwater BMP engineering, multi-modal transportation and smart land planning. Anita is a skilled communicator with clients, local stakeholders, technical consultants, municipal planners and agency managers that have resulted in partnership successes across a broad range of projects over her 20-year career. Faith in action, her family and fitness are her life’s foundation.

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