As a firm leader with 29 years of experience in 30+ countries, his global design and management sense has positively shaped many environments. Kona envisions welcoming places that promote community and vitality in diverse neighbourhoods around the world. His portfolio ranges in multiple scales with emphasis on communities, parks, hospitality, urban public realms, mixed-use destinations, healthcare and campus spaces. At EDSA, Kona’s award-winning projects are inspired by a passion for creative design solutions that solve meaningful global issues.
Kona is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and currently serves on the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board and recently served as ASLA Vice President Professional Practice. He is a Past President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation and a member of the Urban Land Institute. He is committed to DEI initiatives with ASLA, LAF, HD and ULI. Kona serves on the University of Miami School of Architecture MRED+U and NSU School of Business MSRED Advisory Boards. He is a registered Landscape Architect holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia and Commercial Real Estate Certificate from Cornell University.