Steven Voss – Senior Vice President, Managing Principal


Steven Voss joined LVA Urban Design Studio, L.L.C. in 1986, former G. William Larson Associates, Inc and Larson Voss Associates, Inc., and became full owner and President in 1993.  Voss graduated from Arizona State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Design (Land Planning Emphasis) and Landscape Architecture and from Iowa State University in 1986 with a Master of Landscape Architecture, with an emphasis in environmental resource analysis, planning and management. With over 30 years in the industry, Voss’s expertise includes master planning, zoning entitlements, environmental analysis, visioning, place making and real estate evaluations.

Voss’s professional experience includes projects pertaining to master planned communities, resorts, golf course planning, hospital campus planning and design, educational campus planning, mixed use master planning, vertical mixed use planning, large scale city planning, commercial, industrial, site design and landscape design. Projects have been planned and designed throughout Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Hawaii, Michigan, Montana and Mexico.

His vast experience has earned Voss many awards and acknowledgements for his and his team’s work including Valley Forward Crescordia 2010 [Paradise Reserve], Best Master Planned Community – National [Anthem], Best Private Golf Course Community – National [Estancia], Top 25 Club Community by “Private Gates” [Seven Canyons], and ASLA Certificate of Honor. In addition, Voss has held many leadership roles in the community and was appointed and later chaired by the Governor of Arizona to the Arizona State Land Department’s Board of Appeals, and later Chaired, as well as Chair of the Tempe Design Review Board.

In addition to his numerous awards, Voss is recognized as a leader in the community through his participation in many diverse organizations. These aliations include American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) – Aliate Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI) – Member, Valley Partnership – Member, McDowell Sonoran Land Trust Board, Arizona State Land Department Board – Past Chairman, Tempe Design Review Board – Past Chairman, and The Boulders Design Review Committee. Mr. Voss has served on numerous committees as a volunteer at the Non-Profit, City, Regional and County levels to give back to the community with his time and expertise.

We’ve used LVA for a number of years now. They are  creative, knowledgeable, have integrity and done an excellent job. They worked with us when times were tough, and that says a lot about a company. Steven Voss continues to gives back to the community, which is also commendable.”

– Paul Messinger ,
Former Scottsdale City Council Member