About Us


The origin of Landscape Architect Consultants lies in the broad range of experience of our team and the desire of each to develop an innovative, creative firm capable of producing quality design services. We pride ourselves on being a capable and skilled firm with experience in all scales of commercial, residential, public roads, parks, municipal facilities, airports and campus facility development. Our personal attention to detail assures our customer of superior service and final product.

Our staff is experienced in simple plan review and organization of plans for submittal to various boards such as Development Review Committee, Planning Advisory Committee, Downtown Development Authority, Site Plan Committee, and Town Council. We all have experience in plan review for Building permits, Code Enforcement issues, design control of municipal properties and project coordination and implementation with inter-governmental departments.

TOM J. Laubenthal (Principal, RLA, ASLA) held the position of City Forester for North Miami Beach at the special request of the Mayor and was the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Board for the Village of Miami Shores. In addition, he has experience in ordinance writing, managing the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Street Tree Master Planning.

LILIANA Varela (Project Manager, Landscape Designer Associate) has a degree in Architecture with a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. With this combination she has gained experience in several forms of design: from designing houses and pool decks, to new site plans, and all sizes of hardscape and landscape design for residential, commercial, and institutional properties.

Liliana is an artist who likes to play with colors and create new things, so she enjoys working on renderings for many of the projects. In her free time she enjoys playing with her dog and participating in outdoor activities like kayaking and skiing.

ABDIAS Dalisma (ISA Certified Arborist, Landscape Designer Associate) is the newest addition to our team. As a recent graduate from the University of Florida and a South Florida native, his design communication skills and his love for South Florida’s landscape makes him a great fit for LAC and the profession of Landscape Architecture.

Landscape architecture allows me to demonstrate all my skill sets as a designer and communicator. LAC strives to execute every project with the highest degree of excellence, which makes me proud to be a part of this landscape architecture team . – Abdias

VICKI Rethemeyer (Office Manager) joined our team in 2003 as office manager and overall organizer. She handles human resources, account receivables, account payables, supplies, copy editing, and reception. She works like a traffic cop, keeping everything moving smoothly.





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