SODEN Planning + Design pllc
Land Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture

Mark W. Soden RLA, AICP

telephone:  480.710.9829


Mark W. Soden is a land planner, urban designer and landscape architect whose focus is the design of communities, places and environments that are innovative, artful, sustainable and economically viable. 

He has over thirty years of professional experience advising and working with private developers and public agencies on the creation of master-planned communities, mixed-use urban infill, parks and resort developments. 

Several of Mark's projects have won awards from the Urban Land Institute, American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association. 

Before he established SODEN Planning + Design, Mark spent four years working at the Scottsdale based architecture and planning firm of Swaback Partners where he was a Design Partner.  

Prior to joining Swaback Partners, Mark was employed by the nationally recognized landscape architectural firm of Design Workshop in their Denver, Aspen and Tempe offices. 

In addition to his professional experience, Mark has been an associate member of the Planning and Landscape Architecture faculty at Arizona State University where he taught courses in site design, ecological planning and land use ethics.  He is also a formenr member of the City of Scottsdale's Development Review Board.    

    Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA), University of Washington
    Master of Landscape Architecture, (MLA), Texas A&M University

Professional Registrations and Memberships:
    Registered Landscape Architect, State of Arizona  #223898 (RLA) 
    American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
     Certified Urban Designer (AICP CUD)
     American Planning Association
    Urban Land Institute

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