Adam Nugent is a recent transplant to California. He came from the Philadelphia area, where he worked for the multi-disciplinary design firm, KDA Architects. Adam joined Terra Ferma Landscapes in July 2013. A gardener and outdoorsman since he was a child, it seems that he was destined to be in the landscape architecture profession, although he did come to it rather circuitously.
Before getting his Masters of Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University, where he was the University’s Olmsted Scholar, Adam was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. He had one tour in the Middle East and still occasionally catches himself answering the phone, “Captain Nugent.”
Prior to his military career, Adam graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Philosophy from Augsburg College in Minnesota, where he grew up. He still loves to study philosophy in his free time, and feels it informs his understanding of people’s relationship to the built environment. Having lived all over the United States and in both the Middle East and Europe, Adam brings a global perspective to his designs. To him, the key to great design is an understanding of the scale of human experience within the landscape.