Buck

Buck

 Buck and Frank Turner beside Big Cypress in Congaree National Forest

Buck and Frank Turner beside Big Cypress in Congaree National Forest

 Buck leading St. Nicholas Town Center workshop with Chris Kuhn presenting

Buck leading St. Nicholas Town Center workshop with Chris Kuhn presenting

 Training with Dee Seabolt, chief instructor at Aikido Center of Jacksonville

Training with Dee Seabolt, chief instructor at Aikido Center of Jacksonville

Owner and President

Alfred Buckner Pittman, MLA, PLA

 

Professional Landscape Architect

Buck is a Professional Landscape Architect and has been in continual practice since moving to Jacksonville, Florida in 1994. He has maintained a professional registration in Florida since 1997. In that time he has worked on hundreds of projects, large and small, and for both public and private sector clients. His passion is especially rooted in a design approach based on ecological principles and in discovering the genius loci of each site. His creative and thoughtful designs flow from these two principles, resulting in sensible products that are aesthetically pleasing and ecologically appropriate.

ISA-Certified Arborist

Buck is also an ISA-Certified Arborist. His understanding of tree physiology complements his design background and gives him a unique approach toward site design, especially regarding tree use and preservation. His certification also qualifies him to prepare tree evaluation reports for municipalities that require tree mitigation. These reports supplement tree surveys and characterize
a tree’s physical condition. Tree mitigation expenses are almost always reduced through his evaluation process.

Background

Since moving to Jacksonville, Buck has been an active volunteer of his time and talent. He and his family have been committed members of San Jose Episcopal Church since 1998, serving in many ways, including a recent term on the church vestry. He currently serves on the Architecture Board for The Episcopal Diocese of Florida, helping to manage the physical assets of over 60 parishes in north Florida. He served six years as a commissioner on the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission, as both chairman and vice-chairman and served ten years on the board of directors and the advisory council of JaxPride, now City Beautiful Jax.

Buck is an Eagle Scout and a lifelong outdoorsman. He is particularly fond of canoeing, appreciating the beauty and ecology of the region's waterways, ever-drawing inspiration for his work.

Buck also practices yoga and Aikido weekly. He holds the rank of Nidan in Aikido and practices and teaches at the Aikido Center of Jacksonville.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia, 1994
Bachelor of Arts (Religion), University of the South, 1990

Professional Credentials

Registered Landscape Architect:

State of Florida (LA-0001601) since 1997

State of Louisiana (P-254) since 2011

ISA Certified Arborist (FL-5742A) International Society of Arboriculture