Land Design Collaborative, Inc. was founded in 1986 by James C. Gamble (President) and Robert W. Zolomij (Vice President), who remain the principals to this day.

   Educated at the University of Michigan, Jim Gamble is a CLARB Certified Landscape Architect and is registered landscape architect in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Prior to founding Land Design Collaborative, Jim was a Vice President at Teska Associates in Evanston, IL. Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate at Barton-Aschman Associates, also in Evanston, IL, and earlier worked for Bircher-Bonnell Associates in North Canton, OH, where he was a Senior Landscape Architect. Jim has been a longstanding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and has in the past been president of the local Illinois chapter. He is also a member of the American Planning Association and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Bob Zolomij earned a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Illinois, and is a registered landscape architect in Illinois. Before creating Land Design Collaborative with Jim, Bob was with Harland Bartholomew & Associates in Northbrook, IL, where he was a Vice President. He has also been a Senior Associate at Barton-Aschman Associates of Evanston, IL and a Landscape Architect at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, IL. For over 10 years, Bob was an Associate Professor of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois, in Urbana, IL. Additionally he worked as a Senior Site Planner for the Bucks County Planning Commission in Doylestown, PA. Like Jim, Bob is also a past president of the Illinois chapter of ASLA, and is a member of the Midwest Institute of Park Executives.