The Coleman & Associates Team

Coleman & Associates has a solid team of experts with many years of experience and many successful projects in our portfolio.  We are lead by President Aan Coleman, and partner Jan Giles in San Antonio.  Partner Katie Paquette head’s up our Albuquerque office.

AanAan Coleman, PLA, LEED AP

President, Founding Partner

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Aan has 35 years of experience and a continued commitment to client service, design excellence, constructability, sustainability, and financial stewardship. Her design-build background gave her invaluable experience that is the foundation for her “reality-based” approach. As a result, Coleman & Associates’ projects are designed to be affordable, construction-friendly, well-detailed, and able to withstand time and trends. Aan’s design team produces both award-winning and environmentally-sensitive work. Her dedication and experience translates to all team members through unparalleled focus on native and adaptive plantings, tree and native vegetation preservation,  water conservation, and rainwater collection systems. Aan’s experience with site preservation allows Coleman & Associates’ projects to emphasize each site’s natural resources.

JanJan Giles, PLA, LEED AP

Partner, San Antonio

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Jan’s career started at Coleman & Associates in 1995. She serves as Partner and firm Co-Leader, working from our San Antonio office. Jan’s extensive experience with varied project types has allowed her to perfect her tree and natural area preservation, xeriscape landscapes, and hardscape design skills. As a Licensed Irrigator, Jan leads our irrigation design efforts. Her knowledge of rain water collection and LEED calculations for water efficiency are extremely valuable to our clients. Jan manages the firm’s significant projects, providing critical quality assurance and leading our construction documentation standards. Her communication skills, documentation excellence, and industry knowledge contribute to her unparalleled service and product excellence.

KatieKatie Paquette, PLA

Partner, Albuquerque

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Katie’s career began at Coleman & Associates in 2004. She is now a Partner leading our Albuquerque office. With over 12 years of experience in the Southwest, she has expertise in xeriscape landscape design, native/adaptive plants, low water-use irrigation, and hardscape/ gravel accents. She has worked on a diverse set of projects including healthcare, housing, streetscapes, education, tribal, municipal, commercial, parks, and residential. Katie is focused on client expectations, consultant coordination, and delivery of a high-quality final product. She thrives on seeing a project from early conceptual designs, to construction documents, and finally to construction, ensuring that all design goals are met.

MicahMicah Langdon, PLA

Principal

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Micah is a Texas A&M University graduate with 15 years of experience in design and construction. After graduating, he started his career in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. While living and working in Tahoe, Micah worked in some of the most beautiful places with challenging topography and harsh climatic environments. Micah developed a passion for designing innovative and sensitive environments in a variety of project types, including ski resorts, golf courses, mountain, as well as coastal, community streetscapes, and large-scale transportation projects. Since returning to Texas, Micah has focused on higher education projects and has been the landscape architect for many Texas A&M University projects.

MarissaMarissa McKinney

Landscape Designer

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Marissa joined Coleman & Associates in 2014, moving from Phoenix, Arizona where she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Landscape Architecture and a Master’s of Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University. Her work experience in Phoenix was varied, preparing her for Coleman & Associates’ breadth of work. Marissa currently serves as ASLA’s Central Texas Section Chair-Elect. She is also a member of the CodeNEXT Committee, helping ensure that Landscape Architecture is embedded in Austin’s new code. Marissa divides her time between a variety of project types and helping to nurture and grow Coleman & Associates’ client relationships through business development.

AshleyAshley Purvis

Landscape Designer

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Ashley interned for the firm during 2014 and joined as a Landscape Designer in 2015 after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture and Minors in Urban Planning and Horticulture. Ashley has had the opportunity to work on many projects including student housing projects, university expansions and enhancements, commercial developments, and residential design. She has an eye for photography and uses her talents to run our award winning social media pages and campaigns. Ashley enjoys working on a variety of projects and thrives on the challenges and opportunities to learn with each one.

JoseJose Perez

Landscape Designer

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Jose graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture in May of 2016, joining Coleman & Associates shortly afterwards as an Intern Landscape Designer. Prior to joining the firm, he was fortunate enough to be an intern/contract worker for a design firm in The Woodlands, Texas where he gained a plethora of knowledge on design and technique. Jose currently works on an assortment of projects, including multifamily developments and higher education. Jose enjoys the opportunity to work on a diverse variety of projects and further his education of landscape architecture through each and every project.

MarshallMarshall Elliot

Landscape Designer

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Marshall joined Coleman & Associates as a Landscape Designer in June of 2016 after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture and Minor’s in Urban Planning and Horticulture. Marshall has worked on a wide variety of project types, including university enhancements, multi-family development, commercial development, and residential design. He enjoys every project he gets to work on and the challenges and opportunities each project provides. He also keeps things running smoothly and looking beautiful here at the “Coleman & Associates Complex.”

WendyWendy Caffrey

Accounts Manager

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Wendy manages all of Coleman & Associates financial activities, assists in record keeping, generates invoices, and tracks time and expenses for all projects. She manages accounts receivable, accounts payable, collections, and payroll. Wendy has a BBA in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.