Michael Batts, ASLA, leads the Landscape Architecture practice at Stewart in Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina. Michael is responsible for fostering a culture of design excellence and has over 16 years of experience in a range of project scopes, from master planning to detailed design. Michael influences a thoughtful and strategic design approach with an awareness of sustainable principles. This process results in the creation of spaces and places that balance the needs of the users, clients and the environment. Michael utilizes both analog and digital sketching techniques to analyze design strategies, communicate ideas and inspire others.