Daniel S. DiMucci, RLA, ASLA, (69 B.S. Landscape Architecture), has been appointed chairman of the Pennsylvania State Landscape Architects Registration Board. Appointed to the board by Governor Edward Rendell in 2004, and reappointed by Governor Tom Corbett in 2011, DiMucci took over the duties of chairman in November 2012.
With his first meeting as chairman on March 13, DiMucci recognizes that the board has much to do in keeping with its primary role to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. His goals are extensive but work to make the board stronger, including revising regulations and increasing continuing education requirements. He also strives to make the board more high-tech by working more with the technology in place today.
As senior vice president and principal-in-charge for higher education for Pennoni Associates in Philadelphia, DiMucci is responsible for higher education business development and special projects, focusing on site design and landscape architecture. A registered landscape architect in five states, DiMucci has more than 40 years of experience in landscape architecture and site planning from conceptual design through project development, and has been recognized for excellence in landscape architectural design. Some of his project experience includes revitalization of central business districts, parks and recreation facilities, campus facilities, corporate office centers, industrial parks and sports complexes. In addition to his Penn State degree, he has a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Pittsburgh.
DiMucci is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, the Penjerdel Council, and the Central Philadelphia Development Committee. He sits on the board of directors of the Arts and Architecture Alumni Society at Penn State; the Holy Family Home; and the Charter High School of Architecture and Design.
DiMucci acknowledges that his motivation for accepting the responsibilities of chairman is “my way of giving back to my profession. My first boss always told me that the mark of a true professional is one who goes beyond the walls of the office and reaches out to help others and to grow and promote the profession through dedication and education. I have never forgotten those words and I continue to follow that path for Pennoni Associates in Philadelphia and across our region for the last 26 years and counting.”