Instructor: Kona Gray

Kona Gray
Strong leadership and a sense of integrity are part of Kona's DNA. As a firm leader with 28-years of experience in 30+ countries, his global design and management sense has positively shaped many environments.He successfully integrates creativity and regional resources into functional spaces that invigorate the imagination. Kona envisions welcoming places that promote community and vitalityin diverse neighborhoods around the globe.

Blending sensitivity with innovative design solutions, he unites a client's vision with his own vanguard designs to produce environments with emotional purpose and presence.

Kona is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and currently serves on the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board and recently served as ASLA Vice President Professional Practice. He is a Past President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation and member of the Urban Land Institute. He is committed to DEI initiatives with ASLA, LAF, HD and ULI. Kona serves on the University of Miami School of Architecture MRED+U and NSU School of Business MSRED Advisory Boards. He is a registered Landscape Architect holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia.

At EDSA, Kona's award-winning projects are inspired by a passion for creative design solutions that solve meaningful global issues. His portfolio ranges in multiple scales with emphasis on communities, parks, hospitality, urban public realms, mixed-use destinations, healthcare,and campus spaces. With an uncompromising dedication to quality, he consistently takes into consideration important factors like community, heritage, environment, and the constant pursuit of improving humanity through Landscape Architecture.

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