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Landscape architect , golf course architect

Robert Henry Mortensen, American Landscape architect, golf course architect. Registered landscape archaeology, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Maryland. Recipient Distinguished Svc. award Health Planning Association N.W. Ohio, 1973, Distinguished Alumni award University Michigan School Natural Resources, 1985, Disting.Alumnus award Ohio State University College Engineering, 1985.


Mortensen, Robert Henry was born on June 9, 1939 in Jackson, Michigan, United States. Son of Henry and Charlotte Marie (Brown) Mortensen.


Bachelor in Landscape Architecture, Ohio State University, 1961; Master in Landscape Architecture, University of Michigan, 1965.


Landscape architect various firms, Louisville, 1960, 61-63. With Ohio Division Parks, Columbus, 1960-1961. Landscape architect various firms, Toledo, 1963, 65-67.

Private practice Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1963-1965. Partner firms Toledo, 1967-1978. President Harvey Jones and Associates, Clearwater, Florida, 1979-1981.

Owner Mortensen Associates, Toledo and Falls Church, Virginia, 1979-1985. Principal Mortensen, Lewis & Scully, Inc., Vienna, 1985-1993. Owner Mortensen Associates, McLean, since 1993.

Associate professor University Michigan Graduate School, 1973. Visiting lecturer Ohio State University, since 1965, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, since 1969, University Michigan, 1971, Purdue University, 1971, Michigan State University, since 1973, University Massachusetts, since 1986, University Catholic, Cordoba, Argentina, 2007, University Buenus Aires, 2007, Beijing Forestry University, 2008. Architectural environmental review committee Ohio Arts Council, 1974-1978.

Adjunct professor Department Landscape Architecture, University Maryland, 1992-1996. Chairman Merrifield Master Plan Task Force, 1998-2001.


  • Registered landscape archaeology, Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Maryland.



Member Ohio Board Unreclaimed Strip Mined Lands, 1973-1976. Member Lucas County facilities review committee Health Planning Association Northwest Ohio, 1972-1976, chairman maternal and child health subcommittee, 1972-1974. Board directors Northern Virginia Community Appearance Alliance, since 1988, chair, 1991, president, 1994.

Fellow American Society Landscape Architects (trustee 1977-1982, vice president 1982-1983, president-elect 1983-1984, national president 1984-1985, delegate to International Federation Landscape Architects 1987-1992, delegate International Landscape Alliance 1994-2000). Member Ohio Society Landscape Architects (president 1969-1974), Landscape Institute United Kingdom (honorary correspondent), Toledo Chamber of Commerce (chairman sts. and highways transit committee 1972-1973), Greater Merrifield Business and Professional Association (board directors 1993-2002, chairman board directors 1998, president 1997), National Building Stone Institute (member advisory board), Virginia Community Revitalization & Reinvestment Advisory Group (Fairfax county board member since 2009), Washington Golf and Country Club (officer, board directors 1999-2003, president 2002-2003), Sigma Phi Epsilon.


Son of Henry and Charlotte Marie (Brown) M. Divorced; children: Phillip, Paul, Susan, Julia. Married Meta Jane Hearne Blakely, November 1975.

Stepchildren: Laura, Kathryn.

Henry Mortensen

Charlotte Marie (Brown) Mortensen

Meta Jane Hearne Blakely

Kathryn Mortensen

Paul Mortensen

Laura Mortensen

Julia Mortensen

Susan Mortensen

Phillip Mortensen