Gary is a Registered Landscape Architect Licensed in NC, SC, GA, VA, OH, TN, TX, and NM. He is a 1982 graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS in Landscape Architecture. His 34 years of Project experience ranges in scale from 1/8 acre Urban Plazas to 5,000 acre State Parks located throughout the United States.

Gary R. Fankhauser, ASLA


Client. Creativity. Quality.

It is about the Client. Every Client has a unique set of Goals, Visions, and Needs, which means every Project is also unique. It is about 'solving the puzzle' in a way that creates a custom solution to meet the vision.

It is about Creativity in Design. The Scope of a Project may be similar to another, however no two sites are the same. It is about understanding and relating to the site, context of surroundings, proposed architectural style, and built environment,  to develop 'The Place'. It is about creating distinctive Places. It is about beginning every project with hand, pen, and paper, to freely express ideas that ultimately lead to the desired solution.

It is about Quality of Work. Accuracy in applying required codes and regulations to design development, and more importantly, technical documents, is imperative to every project. It is about getting the job done, and getting it done right. It is about taking the time for Quality Control. It is about more than 34 years of experience and knowledge understanding this.

Established in 2008, ViZ is a Licensed Professional LLC Landscape Architecture Firm located in Cornelius, North Carolina. ViZ is a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certified by the City of Charlotte, North Carolina.