Lief McKay has recently been named a principal at RRM Design Group. As a member of RRM’s landscape architecture team, Lief brings his extensive knowledge, portfolio, and encouraging leadership style to his new role.

Lief started with RRM as a summer intern and after graduating college was asked to join the landscape architecture team. Lief has spent his 17 year career at RRM Design Group building an extensive portfolio of projects for both public and private clients, in a diverse range of project types including parks, trails, and open space, fire stations and residential projects. Lief’s excellent design and technical skills are complemented by his expertise at project management and community outreach.

Lief has worked on many noteworthy local projects including the San Luis Obispo Skate Park, Rancho Grande Park in Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay Harborwalk, as well as projects throughout the state including the Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve in Sonoma County, San Lorenzo Community Park, Ojai Arcade Plaza, Buellton Avenue of the Flags, and the Whittier Greenway Trail.

A longtime resident of San Luis Obispo, Lief is actively involved in the local community mentoring for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and as a member of the San Luis Obispo Rugby Football Club. Professionally, Lief is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) Accredited Professional.

Jeff Ferber, ASLA, Chairman of RRM’s Board of Directors said “RRM’s Board has the highest level of confidence in Lief as a landscape architect and leader in the firm. He is considered a top designer and project manager by his colleagues at RRM and he has the respect and trust of our clients.”