Hello, I am Steve Deak, a Michigan licensed Landscape Architect (#1245) and LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with sixteen years of experience. I provide Site Planning + Landscape Architecture services to architects, civil engineers, planners, developers, and individuals. Prior to launching Deak Planning + Design in 2006, I was a principal at Robert Leighton & Associates, an award winning firm based in Ann Arbor. In my own practice I have assisted clients and other consultants in Michigan as well as Ohio, Georgia, and North Carolina

I believe creativity and a personal obligation to seek out comprehensive solutions allow me to discover opportunities and offer solutions to complex problems. As a member of your design team, my specialized understanding of land and development offers a unique perspective to meet programmatic expectations and design pleasing places. My commitment and passion for excellence will help you realize the full potential of each of your projects.

Deak Planning + Design is focused on building strong partnerships with you and your design team. Primarily serving architects in the tradition of great landscape architects, I place equal emphasis on the aesthetic and the pragmatic to establish a synthesis between building + site.

I offer expertise for senior housing, sustainability of natural systems, infill development, neighborhood retail and mixed use projects. Services are delivered with the most current technology, collaboration software and personal attention. I often assemble small and nimble teams of partners who are experts in horticulture, native ecology, and visual graphics tailored to the needs of your project. My goal is to leverage these design efficiencies and maximize return on your investment to create successful places.