Belt Collins

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Belt Collins

Michael R. Garris, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP

Associate/Senior Project Manager/Landscape Architect

B.L.A., Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia
Undergraduate Studies, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology


Landscape Architect, Hawaii
LEED Accredited Professional


American Society of Landscape Architects
American Planning Association
U.S. Green Building Council

Mr. Garris has extensive experience in new town planning, mixed use/retail commercial planning and design, industrial/commercial business park planning, park and recreation design, urban/waterfront design, resort/residential planning and design, and military facilities planning. His strengths include concept development and themeing, planting design, water feature design, hardscape design, wayfinding strategies, conceptual grading and drainage, and preparation of quick freehand design sketches.

Key Projects: 
  • Four Seasons Resort Hai Tang Bay, China
  • Ledong Resort, China
  • Jinshan Lake Mixed Use Community, China
  • Westin Resort Hai Tang Bay, China
  • Huizhou Resort, China
  • Coconut Beach Luxury Resort Timeshare, Kauai, Hawaii
  • Sunny Bay Holiday Resort, Hainan, China
  • Spring City Resort, Kunming, Yunnan, China
  • Shanghai Yuanda International Resort, Shanghai, China
  • Shenzhen Fu Shi Yu Lin Hua Fu Residential Project, China
  • Shahama Resort & Golf Community, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Taba Beach Resort, Taba, Egypt
  • Atta Terrace Farmland Residential Master Plan, Okinawa
  • Belize Equestrian Estates, Belize
  • India Medical City, Bangalore, India
  • Salt Creek Club Landscape Plan, Belize
  • Mengalum Island Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Ideal Golf Resort, Hualien, Taiwan
  • Karambunai Beach Resort, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Inskip Peninsula Resort Master Plan, Rainhbow Shores, Australia
  • Puerto Velero Resort/ Residential Community, Puerto Velero, Chile
  • Calatagan Resort Residential Community, Batangas, Philippines
  • Baru Island Resort, Cartagena, Columbia
  • Ritz Carlton Bali, Bali, Indonesia
  • Ayala Westgrove Heights, Luzon, Cavite, Philippines
  • Ayala Espana Polo Grounds and Residential Community, Cadiz, Spain
  • Pua’ena Eco Camp, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Gatot Subroto MXD Project, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Petal Senayan Mixed Use Business Park, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Suijiang New Town, Suijiang, China
  • Filinvest Sky City, San Mateo, Philippines
  • Calamba Technology Park and Residential Community, Metro Manila, Philippines