People

Meet our team. We’re problem solvers. Creative innovators. Connected by design.
In a constantly changing industry, our knowledge and depth of experience is our greatest strength.

Peter Loyola, RLA

Principal | Founder

Scott Miller, RLA

Senior Landscape Architect

Marina Connors, PE

Director of Engineering

Paul Adel, PE

Senior Environmental Engineer

Bill Sparkman, PE

Senior Civil Engineer

Wenxin Dai

Landscape Designer

Emily Moorefield

Administrative Assistant

CLA SITE Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Planning, P.C.

58 Church Street, Suite 200
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-8661 | info@clasite.com

A New York State | New York City Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)

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Peter Loyola, RLA
Principal | Founder

ployola@clasite.com

  • Founder of CLA SITE Landscape Architecture, Engineering & Planning, P.C.
  • 35+ years of experience
  • Registered Landscape Architect (RLA), New York
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • AAS Pre-Professional Forestry, Paul Smith’s College
  • Member, National Association of State Land Reclamationists
  • Program Board of Directors, Wildwood Schools
  • Board of Directors, Cave House Museum

Peter Loyola has over 35+ years of design, construction and environmental permitting experience as a Landscape Architect and planning consultant. As CLA SITE’s founder, Peter provides innovative leadership and offers creative technical solutions to public and private developers, universities, housing authorities, municipalities, and industrial corporations. Mr. Loyola’s project work focuses on low impact development and master planning; mine/reclamation planning; environmental permitting; visual impact assessments; stormwater and green infrastructure design; and construction documentation and administration.

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Scott Miller, RLA
Senior Project Manager

smiller@clasite.com

  • 23+ years of experience
  • Registered Landscape Architect (RLA), New York
  • Masters Studies in Landscape Architecture, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • BPS, Architecture, SUNY Buffalo
  • AAS, Civil Engineering Technology, Hudson Valley Community College
  • Program Board of Directors, Wildwood Programs, Inc.
  • Facilities Committee Member, Wildwood Programs, Inc.
  • Member, Feeder Canal Alliance

Scott Miller has over 22 years of landscape architectural and project management experience on a wide range of public and private development. Mr. Miller’s project expertise includes technical site design, construction detailing and specifications, and design and permitting of complex stormwater management systems throughout all of CLA’s market sectors. Scott excels in site planning and design, grading and drainage, construction documents and administration, office/commercial architectural design and drafting, visual impact assessment, and photo simulations. Mr. Miller specializes in technical environmental permitting and compliance services.

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Marina Connors, PE
Director of Engineering

mconnors@clasite.com

  • Over 35+ years of experience
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE), New York, Colorado, Montana
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Lehigh University

Marina has over 35 years civil engineering experience as a design engineer, project manager, A/E manager for utility and building infrastructure construction projects. Ms. Connors has been involved in all phases of design and construction from planning and budgeting through post-construction. Her experience in the private sector and federal agencies has led to strong communication, organizational, analytical, and computer skills. Marina’s special interests lie in water and wastewater design projects located in remote areas.

Projects overseen by Ms. Conners include the following: 

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Paul Adel, PE

Senior Environmental Engineer

padel@clasite.com

  • Professional Engineer, New York
  • Professional Engineer, New Jersey
  • Masters of Science, Environmental Quality Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, AK
  • Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Past President, Capital District Chapter, New York State Society of Professional Engineers.

Paul Adel has 40 years of engineering design, permitting, regulatory compliance and project management experience serving commercial and manufacturing industries. Mr. Adel has assisted clients subject to NPDES/SPDES, bulk storage and air quality regulations and has conducted Environmental Impact Assessment for industrial site developments. Mr. Adel prepares hydrologic and hydraulic studies and stormwater conveyance and treatment designs, and he has conducted investigation and remediation on federal and industrial contaminated sites. Mr. Adel began his career in the aerospace industry designing airframe flight control and satellite structures. Mr. Adel has experience with the application of modeling, spreadsheet and database software. In his spare time Mr. Adel enjoys travel photography and woodworking.

William Sparkman, PE
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William G. Sparkman

Senior Civil Engineer

bsparkman@clasite.com

  • 12 years of experience
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering (Structural), Cornell University
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE), New York
  • OSHA, 10 Hour Construction Safety
  • NYSDEC, Erosion & Sediment Control
  • PSMJ, A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp

William Sparkman is a professionally licensed senior engineer specializing in land development projects. Bill possesses sound technical, experience-derived expertise matched with adept client responsiveness. He manages and motivates teams to successfully complete projects in a timely and efficient manner while maintaining high standards and staying within budgets.

Projects that Bill has worked on include:

  • Greenpoint Landing, Brooklyn, NY*
  • Resorts World Casino NYC Expansion Project, Queens, NY*
  • Willets Point Redevelopment, Flushing, Queens, NY*
  • Greenpoint Landing, Brooklyn, NY*
  • Aria Energy HBTU Landfill Gas to Energy Projects, Oklahoma City, OK; Ball Ground, GA; Butler, NE*
  • Borrego Solar, Upstate NY*

 

(* Denotes work completed at a different firm, prior to joining CLA SITE.)

Emily Moorefield
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Emily Moorefield

Administrative Assistant

https://www.linkedin.com/company/cla-site-landscape-architecture-engineering-&-planning-p.c.

Office1@clasite.com

Emily likes to keep a low profile online, but she’s super friendly so give the office a call or drop her an email and say hello to her! 

Wenxin Dai Headshot
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Wenxin Dai

Landscape Designer

https://www.linkedin.com/in/wenxin-dai-may2023/

wdai@clasite.com

  • 5 years of experience
  • MLA, Landscape Architecture, 2023, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BLA, Landscape Architecture, 2020, Beijing University of Agriculture
  • Joint Scholar, 2019, Beijing Forestry University

Wenxin is a architectural landscape designer with experience working on ecological and river landscape projects. She is an excellent designer of design renderings and drawings. School projects have included master planning, corridor, visitor center, and sustainable design projects. She is well-versed in SketchUp, Lumion, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Projects that Ms. Dai has worked on includes:

  • The University at Albany, Sidewalks and ADA Ramps
  • City of Rome Art Installation
  • Evergreen Cemetery Master Plan
  • XTreme LA Charette – Bison Bridge; Davenport, IA*