John Kinnaird, P.E.

Project Manager / Land Planner

Areas of Expertise

  • Over 10 years of Civil Engineering and Land Planning development
  • All phases of development including due diligence, branding, marketing, project theming, land planning, amenity planning, engineering and construction administration.
  • Oversees projects ranging from upscale mixed-use development to mountain and lake resort communities for some of the finest developers in the world.
  • Brings unique vision to projects and has a history of designing excellent sustainable and functional communities.

Prior Employment

  • The Cliffs Communities – Travelers Rest, SC
  • LandDesign, Inc. – Asheville, NC, Project Manager
  • Eberly and Associates – Atlanta, GA Project Engineer

Education

  • B.S. Civil Engineering
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Affiliations

  • Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Public Sector Projects

Dacula Park

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA
Engineering and Planning, Project Management of all consultants, formal bid process Designed public park including a public use building, parking lot, trail systems, stormwater treatment facilities, utilities and landscaping.

Marietta Street Student Housing

ATLANTA, GA
Eight-story multifamily development with 480 units

Enka Softball Field

ASHEVILLE, NC
Responsible for planning, enginnering, permitting and construction administration for an upscale softball facility with a 2,000 square foot clubhouse.

Private Residential Projects

The Cliffs at High Carolina

ASHEVILLE, NC
3,000-Acre Master Planned Community
Assisted with land planning for upscale community which includes 1,000 single family lots, 200-300 townhomes, 100 condominiums. Also includes 30,000 square foot inn and spa, Tiger Woods golf course and clubhouse, two restaurants and world-class fitness facility. Also assisted with planning of amenity areas, road and lot placement for the single-family zones, creating 3D renderings to various scenarios. Assisted with creation of Architectural and Construction Guidelines, permitting issues, managed several consultants.

The Cliffs Preserve

PATAGONIA, CHILE
An exclusive 8,000-acre preserve with only 30 units available for rent with restaurant and spa. 7,000 acres are planned to be placed into a conservation easement. Prepared due diligence documents encompassing this area to evaluate slope, elevation and possible development scenarios, comparing to similar developments in the area to assess feasibility and profits for tax purposes.

The Thoms Estate

ASHEVILLE, NC
Provided planning, engineering, and permitted services for a 120 lot single family subdivision in Asheville, NC. The land plan included 20+ acres of open space, trails, and clubhouse. Provided stormwater management BMP’s including raingardens and infiltration devices.

The Settings of Black Mountain

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC
Single-family development with 270 lots, clubhouse and amenities on 372 acres. Responsible for all stages of project including site investigation, master planning, civil engineering documents, permitting, construction cost estimating, sub-consultant coordination and construction administration. Worked as consultant advising on field changes encountered during construction. Helped coordinate site and utility contractors, sub-consultants and jurisdictional issues.

The Settings of Lake Rhodhiss

LAKE RHODHISS, NC
Single-family lake development with 550 lots on 681 acres. Responsible for master planning, engineering, permitting and construction administration for single-family homes, clubhouse, marina, restaurant, beach club and trail systems.

Ashebrooke

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, NC
Single family luxury development with 225 homes on 660 acres. Responsible for master planning, project management, sub-consultant coordination, civil engineering and construction administration.

Dry Creek on Lake James

BURKE COUNTY, NC
Single family luxury development with 225 homes on 660 acres. Responsible for master planning, project management, sub-consultant coordination, civil engineering and construction administration.

Commercial Projects

South College

ASHEVILLE, NC
Responsible for master planning, engineering and construction administration for an upscale commercial building. As part of the project, Sweeten Creek was cleaned and replanted for use as a natural amenity for the site.

Putsch

FLETCHER, NC
Provided planning, engineering, permitting and construction administration for a 20,000 square foot expansion / office addition for an equipment manufacturer in Fletcher ,NC.

PLASTICARD LOCKTECH

ASHEVILLE, NC
Provided planning, engineering, permitting and construction administration for a 50,000 square foot warehouse expansion for a plastic keycard manufacturer in Asheville ,NC.

MULTI-FAMILY Projects

Skylofts

ASHEVILLE, NC
Responsible for planning, renderings, engineering and construction administration for a 76 unit apartment complex on 4.5 acres. The project was developed on property that was previously under construction before being shut down. As part of the project, existing infrastructure was examined to determine if it could be utilized or salvaged.

THE COTTAGES OF BOONE

BOONE, NC
The Cottages of Boone is a student housing project with over 200 units on 70 acres. Responsible for engineering and construction management. Project included a Waste Water Treatment facility, drip disposal fields, and a new public water supply system.