After receiving Masters of Landscape Architecture and Masters of Regional and Community Planning degrees from Kansas State University in 1997, Tom Neppl worked as an associate planner at a nationally-recognized camp planning firm in central Iowa.  For several years he worked closely with the firm’s clients, designing master plans and visiting project sites throughout the U.S.  He was named partner in his fifth year with the firm and has continued since that time as the principal owner of what is today Neppl Landscape Architecture and Planning, LLC, serving recreational, camp and conference projects nationwide.

With a design experience that includes outdoor recreation, adventure programming, and sustainable landscape development, Neppl Landscape Architecture is dedicated to providing the highest quality landscape architecture that is sensitive to the site and the needs of the client.  Environmental design and sustainability are critically important to the firm which strives to develop plans which support the client’s program, enrich the outdoor experience and incorporate principles of environmental stewardship whether it is a master site plan for an entire property, the design of a new structure, or the development of an outdoor garden space.

The firm has completed a range of planning and design projects in the U.S., including master planning studies for conference and retreat centers, and for clients with single and multiple program centers.  Our projects range in size from a few acres to greater than 1,000 acres.  We work with not for profit agencies, organizations, municipal and county governments. 

Neppl Landscape Architecture is based in Ames, Iowa with a design team led by one principal Landscape Architect, Tom Neppl, and associate planners, designers and support staff members as our projects require, including Carl Rogers, Professional Landscape Architect and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture, Iowa State University and Vireo, a landscape architecture, planning and design firm based in Kansas City and Omaha.