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Land Planning & Urban Design

Knapp Land Solutions

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The Story

While working at a large planning and landscape architecture firm for almost 10 years, James had the opportunity to be involved with and lead projects as senior land planner in all scales and types of projects. In early 2013, James pursued his dream to take on the challenges and excitement of starting his own company doing what he loves. Rarely does one get the chance to launch something new and exciting with an overwhelming amount of support of the development community. While starting only in 2013, James Knapp, LLC has enjoyed great clients, great projects, and great success as you will see in the sample projects in the Portfolio tab.

James S. Knapp

Principal / Owner

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture,

Texas Tech University 2003

Each project is approached as an opportunity to enrich and expand perceived boundaries between architecture, landscape and functionality, thereby revealing an environment’s unique character. As such, professional planning and urban design services begin with a deep understanding of each project. Knapp Land Solutions employs a holistic approach that includes collaborating with the client, stakeholders, the community, and allied professions when analyzing existing conditions, identifying challenges, and defining strategies for achieving a shared vision. This diversity of professional experience provides a solid base for successful outcomes.



James’ passion, love and enthusiasm for his work, combined with the belief that creativity and design helps build a better world, influences everything he does. Simply put, his obsession to build a better world drives him to pursue projects that require original thought and intense detail. He is committed to making a measurable difference in the world both today and for future generations through site and context appropriate design. This is what enriches lives and creates more sustainable communities.

James serves as both designer and project manager. He works with clients, stakeholders, city officials and the project team to foster a shared vision. The result is feasible and creative project solutions. His passion for creating vibrant spaces that connect people with built and natural environments is apparent in his work. The scale of his projects range from planning and designing comprehensive new communities to detailed vision and community design guidelines; from infill development and high-density residential planning to urban design; from site planning up-scale commercial and hospitality facilities to exciting and vibrant mixed-use and transit-related environments.

His insight, skills, and creativity combined with his background in both physical design and conceptual planning has enabled the creation of highly marketable communities where people can live, work, and recreate.

Since 1994 RCLCO has conducted a yearly national survey identifying the top-selling master planned communities in the country. James was a key designer involved in the creation of four noted communities: Cinco Ranch, Sienna Plantation, Telfair, and Seven Meadows. James was essential to the design and management of a number of award winning DFW projects prior to starting James Knapp, LLC, including Harvest and Phillips Creek Ranch, Canal District at Grand Park, Tribute, Windsong Ranch, and Twin Creeks.