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Wood + Partners Inc.

Mission - "Creating Great Places"

WPi's Mission is the Create Great Places. We create places that are memorable, beautiful, functional and authentic; Places that connect people with each other, their environment and the places they live.

Fundamentals - "Balance"

Our solutions are artful and practical while balancing the needs of People, Economics and the Environment.

Culture

Yes, we have one! We have a family atmosphere that is engaging, fun and creative. We promote teamwork with a purpose that is focused on making a difference. Our culture inspires collaboration, innovation and growth through mentoring leading to exceptional results.

Firm Background

Wood+Partners Inc. is an award-winning land planning and landscape architecture firm founded by Perry L. Wood, FASLA and Edward G. Evans, Jr., ASLA in 1988 on Hilton Head Island. WPi is in its third generation of ownership and as offices in Hilton Head Island, SC and Tallahassee, FL. WPi's Partners include Mark Baker, ASLA, President; and Kyle Theodore, ASLA; Todd Theodore, ASLA; Trey Griffin, ASLA and Shawn Kalbli, ASLA as Vice Presidents. WPi's practice spans both public and private sector markets including mixed-use, residential communities, resorts and hotels, commercial villages and town center, multi-family, planning and urban design, park and recreation facilities, K-12 education facilities, college and university facilities, and healthcare, medical and assisted living campuses. The firm's diversified practice and loyal client following has provided a strong foundation for solid performance over the past 30 years. "What started as a small private sector focused land planning practice has steadily grown over the years in both diversity and talent," said Baker, President and CEO. "We are all very proud of our 30 year milestone and grateful to our founder, loyal clients, and talented employees." "Our mission is "Creating Great Places" and what a joy it is to be able to come to work every day and create places for people to live, work and play."

Initially, WPi's goal was to grow modestly for its first two to three years then re-evaluate their goals about firm size. By 1994, WPi had experienced exponentials growth primarily because of new development in Beaufort County. In 1996, the Indigo Building in Indigo Run was built to serve as our home and allow  for planned growth of clients and staff. By 2005, WPi expanded into the Florida market and opened the Tallahassee Office to serve our growing client base. Fast forward 30 years, the firm has 14 employees, offices in Hilton Head and Tallahassee and a wide client base across the United States. Many may not know that the foundation of WPi's land planning practice on Hilton Head Island led to a strong environmental preservation ethic focused on stewardship and sustainability practices. According to Baker, " We are continuing to plan for the future by actively mentoring our next generation of leadership. We also continue to focus on exceeding our existing client's expectations and expanding our market opportunities geographically to serve the next 30 years and beyond."