Dean Pearson, PLA, FASLA, CLARB

Principal + Project manager

Dean has built his extensive and storied career around works in the public sector.  His vast experience is seen throughout the nation but his true passions are the public spaces within the very community where he and his family live and work. 

Dean started The Architerra Group in 1999 to bring creative and highly technical landscape architectural services to public sector clients in the Denver Metro Area.  Since then, Architerra’s clientele has expanded throughout the Front Range and into the Rocky Mountain West.


Dean is known for his creative design solutions and highly technical knowledge that ensure seamless constructability and result in valued community spaces.  He has wide-ranging experience with public agencies at all levels and is skilled at managing large, multi-disciplinary projects

Dean was admitted as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2012.  He has been heavily involved in the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) as an exam grader and writer.  He also assisted with the creation of the updated format of the Landscape Architectural Registration Examination (LARE). He is an active member of the Colorado State Board of Landscape Architects.

Outside of work Dean enjoys golfing, trying new IPAs, and traveling.



Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture 

Cornell University, 1986



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