Rob McGinnis

Senior Land Use Field Representative
Albemarle & Greene counties

(434) 977-2033 x7049

Rob joined PEC in June 2022 and covers land use, conservation and transportation issues in Albemarle and Greene. 

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Prior to joining PEC, Rob practiced as a landscape architect for over thirty years providing heritage landscape conservation, park and open space design, natural resource management, institutional and educational landscape design, urban design, and heritage tourism planning and design services to public and private clients. Rob’s work demonstrated that deep research and site interpretation are necessary to support responsible resource management, healthy communities, and the design of sustainable and compelling new landscape interventions. His special area of expertise includes research-driven planning and design for projects involving culturally and ecologically significant landscapes.

Rob has completed over 200 projects throughout the US and abroad within urban, suburban, rural, and wilderness areas, including plans involving over 50 National Historic Landmarks and six World Heritage sites. He has participated on complex resource management and design projects throughout the US for the Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Navy, Department of Army, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Preservation Maryland. His projects completed at 64 parks within the National Park System represent 15% of the units administered by the National Park Service. Outside of the US, Rob has participated on heritage tourism projects in Guyana, Belize, Libya, and China.

For the Commonwealth of Virginia, Rob has served on the Virginia Outdoors Plan Technical Advisory Committee and the Virginia History Initiative in the mid-1990s, and more recently the Capitol Square Preservation Council. As a member of the Government Affairs Committee of the Virginia Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects for the two past decades, Rob has advocated for environmentally-focused General Assembly legislation as well as state-level regulations.

Over the past thirty years, Rob has held adjunct teaching appointments at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. In 2015, Rob was appointed a Distinguished Fellow in the UVA Center for Cultural Landscapes, a pan-University center producing research and new models of innovative cultural landscape stewardship in the region, the nation, and around the globe.