Daft McCune Walker (DMW) has come a long way since it was founded in 1970 by landscape architects. In addition to landscape architecture, it offered site design and land planning. By the 1980s, it grew to add environmental services, engineering and surveying.
And it just kept growing and evolving. By 2012, the Baltimore-based company increased its public sector clients and services locally and statewide after making the transition to a Minority Business Enterprise/Women’s Business Enterprise company.
In 2016, DMW opened a second office in Frederick and promoted Lisa Gobrecht, who had held senior administrative and accounting roles since 1989, to president.
“I’m unique because I come from the accounting and managerial side and I have a very different perspective,” she said. “With my financial background, I focus on keeping the business strong and making sure it continues to grow, and the technical people are focused on the projects.”
DMW is working on many big projects in the region including Waters Landing, a waterfront residential project in Middle River; the Kaiser Permanente North Baltimore Hub, the sixth major hub in the region and a full-service outpatient facility; Columbia Crescent, a 23-acre project that is part of revitalizing Columbia’s downtown and the Lansdowne High School project.
“We are proud to be a women-led business in this space, and to bring a unique perspective and expertise to our clients and the industry as a whole,” Gobrecht said.