Aaron L. Richardson

Director of Project Management
I knew I wanted to be a Project Manager from a very young age, I just didn’t know project management was what it was called. I have always enjoyed solving problems and putting a plan in place to get things done. While I have a strong passion for design and started my career as a Landscape Architect, I quickly realized that what I really loved was the challenge of putting a plan in place and seeing it through.

I currently perform a wide variety of functions at Gateway, but what I tend to tell people, when asked, is that I help to run the business. I spend a lot of my time on the continued advancement of the Project Manager Development System, the development of individual Project Managers, and supporting them in their day-to-day execution of projects. I help to keep Gateway’s Project Management System a driver of client satisfaction and Gateway’s continued success. I also manage a wide variety of support infrastructure projects in an effort to support our employees and the business in many ways.

I’ve been at Gateway full-time since I graduated from college. I also worked as an intern at Gateway prior to my full time employment. Prior to that, I had worked for a lawn care business and landscape contractor since the age of 15.

While not at work, I really enjoy spending time with my family – my wife, 5 children, and our dog. Together we play a lot of hockey (I coach several teams), we hike, we bike, and we camp a lot in the summer months. Another thing I enjoy doing is making music – playing the piano, guitar or bass, and now doing that with my kids as they learn to play several instruments.


West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia B.S. in Landscape Architecture

Professional Certifications

Project Management Professional 1719225
Registered Landscape Architect (Inactive Status)
Legacy LEED Accredited Professional

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Landscape Architects
Co-Chairman of Western Section of PA/DE ASLA
Green Building Alliance
Project Management Institute