Sam the Landscape Architect

Sam the Landscape Architect

Shannon Gapp


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  • Raises awareness and understanding of career opportunities in STEAM as well as the benefits these fields provide to the public
  • Colorful illustrations that are easy to follow.
  • Broadens a child’s perspective of the world, enhances their knowledge of the built-environment, and bolsters critical and creative thinking skills
  • The STEAM at Work! series Introduces children to the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) industry and demonstrates construction, environmental, and social issues landscape architects, planners, and engineers solve
  • Part of a seven-book series dedicated to teaching children about different areas of STEAM.
  • Glossary of terms is included for words that children may be unfamiliar with. In the text, these words are bolded in order to indicate that a definition can be found at the back of the book.


Shannon Gapp:

Shannon Gapp is a landscape designer for the regional infrastructure engineering firm Bolton & Menk, Inc. Her experience includes urban and streetscape design, parks master planning, comprehensive community planning, public engagement, and digital rendering. Shannon’s passion for landscape architecture stems from her love for the outdoors, eye for design, and attention to detail. Shannon authored Sam the Landscape Architect as a part of the Bolton & Menk children’s book series to help inspire the next generation of landscape designers who want to create healthier, more sustainable communities.