Ricardo Dumont is a principal at Sasaki Associates, Inc., an architectural, design and planning firm. His work includes master plans, urban designs, landscapes and buildings for more than 75 civic and college and university clients worldwide. Ricardo grew up in a rural, agricultural environment where all elements of life revolved around stewardship of the land, buildings and community. He believes that an integrated approach to social, economic and design forces is the essential strategy to solve today’s complex problems. Ricardo’s work has been recognized with planning and design awards from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Society for College and University Planning. He is co-author of Mission and Place: Strengthening Learning and Community Through Campus Design (2005) with Daniel Kenney and Ginger Kenney. Ricardo earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and a B.A. in Urban Design and Landscape Architecture from Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Upon graduation, he received the ASLA National Certificate of Honor and Harvard University Graduate School of Design Advanced Standing Scholarship.