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  Stewart~Washmuth & Co., Inc.
1916 Rain Forest Trail
Sarasota Florida  34240
Phone: 941.377.4704
Fax: 941.377.1849

Contact via E-mail:

1281 Georgia Road #315
Franklin, North Carolina  28734
Phone:  828.342.9201
Fax:  828.369.9209

Firm Background

Stewart~Washmuth & Co., (SWCO) was formed in 1992 as a Landscape Architectural partnership between Edward E. Stewart and Larry R. Washmuth.  The goal of SWCO was and still is to provide quality landscape architectural design services to the West Coast of Florida. In 2003, the firm incorporated to form Stewart~Washmuth & Co., Inc, Landscape Architects.  The two founding partners remain one hundred percent committed to producing quality design that functions within a practical world. 

The size of our firm guarantees that each client will have one or both of the principals deeply involved in all aspects of each project we undertake.  During our 39 years of local experience, we have assisted both public and private clients in achieving their goals. 

Since the establishment of Stewart-Washmuth & Company, Inc. in 1992 we have offered complete site planning, landscape design and irrigation consultation for large or small commercial properties, residential communities, governmental, park and recreation projects.  SWCO also provides design services for single family home sites.

Ed Stewart and Larry Washmuth have impacted southwestern Florida by being involved in a myriad of high profile projects.  In these projects, SWCO provided site planning, entrance designs, sign systems, landscape lighting, water features, special paving designs, water-wise irrigation design, water management and sustainable landscape design. 

Design emphasis is given to Environmentally Sustainable Design, Florida Friendly Landscape Design Principles and LEEDs Certification.  Four current projects that have been designed for the LEEDS Certification include: the Mosaic of Florida Operations Center in Hillsborough County, Ringling College of Art & Design Student Housing Building, Ringling College of Art & Design’s new Academic Building and an office building in Sarasota, Florida.

Larry R. Washmuth
Landscape Architect
Purdue University, Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, 1973   
Edward E. Stewart
Landscape Architect
University of Florida, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, 1970                  

Professional Affiliations
American Society of Landscape
Architects, Member

Professional Experience
Stewart-Washmuth & Co., Inc.
Landscape Architect
Sarasota, Florida

David W. Johnston Assoc., Inc.
Senior Landscape Architect
& Planner
Sarasota, Florida

Peoria Park District
Supt. of Planning,
Design & Construction
Peoria, Illinois

Lane L. Marshall & Assoc., Inc.
Landscape Architect &
Sarasota, Florida

Community Service
St. John’s United Methodist Church Board of Trustees

BSA Troop 23
Scoutmaster - 7 yrs

N.E. Optimist Club - 5 yrs
President – 2 years

Professional Registration
Florida No.1735


Landscape Development Design for LEEDS Certification, Site Specific Planning, Park and Recreation Facilities Design, Landscape Construction Design and Detailing, Technical Specifications Preparation and Contract/Construction Administration.

Larry Washmuth has a broad background in Landscape Architectural projects including project design, construction implementation, project administration, site-planning and project management. Larry has thirty-five years of practical experience in Landscape Architecture and Planning projects in both the government and private sectors of practice.

Within the last few years, Larry has been the Landscape Architect and Project Manager for several landmark projects in the Sarasota area including: the Sarasota County Courthouse, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota County Administration Building, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Sarasota Center for Arts, Philanthropy & Commerce, Sarasota Bay Club, along with numerous assisted living and commercial developments. Currently, two institutional and two commercial projects are underway that have been designed for LEEDS Certification.

During his career, Larry has devoted eight years to park and recreation planning with the Peoria Park District, Peoria, Illinois, where he served as Administrator. As an administrator, Larry was responsible for the comprehensive planning, design and construction of park and recreation areas and facilities. Larry’s project sites have ranged from small neighborhood parks to regional recreation facilities approaching 1,000 acres in size. Some of these have been recognized on the local, state and national levels for design excellence by such organizations as the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

Professional Affiliations
American Society of Landscape Architects, Member

Past member NC Board of Landscape Architects Continuing Education Committee

Professional Experience
Stewart-Washmuth & Co., Inc.
Landscape Architect
Sarasota, Florida
1993 - Present

Adj. Assistant Professor of
Landscape Architecture,
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

David W. Johnston Assoc., Inc.
Senior Landscape Architect & Planner
Sarasota, Florida
1982 - 1992

Lane L. Marshall & Assoc., Inc.
Landscape Architect &
Sarasota, Florida
1971 - 1992

City of St. Petersburg
Planner II
St. Petersburg, Florida
1970 - 1972

Community Service
BSA Troop 129
Scoutmaster - 8 yrs

Professional Registrations
Florida No. 509
South Carolina No. 97
North Carolina No. 883


Landscape Architectural Design, Land Use Planning, Site Specific Planning, Irrigation Design, Landscape Development Design, Landscape Construction Design and Detailing, Technical Specifications Preparation, Project Management, and Contract/Construction Administration.

Ed Stewart has thirty-nine years of experience in dealing with the various facets of Landscape Architecture, Planning, Park Planning, and Irrigation. This experience has included both government and private sector work, with the last thirty-six years being in Sarasota, Florida. He has been responsible for numerous comprehensive new community planning projects in which he prepared detailed site development plans incorporating extensive street and common area irrigation.

The statewide concern over the efficient use of water has led him to specialize in the total design of irrigation systems. The use of innovative, proven design techniques and controls are necessary to meet the expectations of the client, while conscientiously meeting the long term needs of the future through water management.

Within the past few years, Ed has been the Landscape Architect and project manager for several landmark projects in the area including: Ringling College of Art & Design Academic & Student Housing buildings, River Club Park of Commerce, and Pines of Sarasota. Ed has had projects in North Carolina including Crabtree Bald, Wildflower, Panther Ridge, and Posey Flats, a handicapped accessible fishing park.

Over the years, Ed has been involved in the preparation and approval process for numerous land use and planning projects throughout Florida and in Western North Carolina. These have included the coordination and preparation of DRI/ADA submissions for the Four Corners Mine (Polk County), Maple Leaf Estates (Charlotte County), Jacaranda (Sarasota County), Lake Tarpon Villages (Pinellas County), and Spoonbill Bay (Manatee County).

At the request of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Florida, Ed spent an academic year on campus teaching Landscape Architectural Construction to junior and graduate program students.