Joe Howell, RLA

Joe Howell, RLA |


Founder, Joe leads the professional management, design leadership and project execution of the firm. With more than thirty plus years involved in Landscape Architecture and Site Planning, Joe has established a reputation for his innovative approach to projects, outstanding design skills, unique graphic capabilities, and communication skills. A supportive colleague, Joe sits on numerous civic and community boards, as well as guest lecturer at Oklahoma State University and other professional conferences and associations.

Arlin Vancuren, RLA

Arlin Vancuren, RLA |

Vice President / Secretary

Cofounder, Arlin exhibits his ability to maintain constant focus on the big picture. His unique design ability, outstanding technical skills and commitment to quality shows in his wide variety of project work through his 25 plus years of practice. He’s responsible for the management of the firm’s production process with assistance from an able staff of associates. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Arlin supports his alma mater by sitting on the Professional Advisory Board and Dean’s Circle.

Elizabeth Howell

Elizabeth Howell |

Vice President

Since rejoining the firm in 2004, Elizabeth’s main focus is the general business operations along with marketing and promotional efforts. Her knowledge and focus has provided insight to the firm. She is also a visible stakeholder in the Kendall Whittier community serving on multiple boards in various capacities.

Robert Richardson |

Landscape Architect-in training

Robert started his career with the firm through a student internship and upon graduation was hired full-time. His involvement in a wide range of projects has showcased his passion for plant materials, collaborative planning abilities and presentation rendering skills. His strong work ethic and self-motivation is evident as he pursues meeting clients’ goals and satisfaction. Robert strives for the best in every project.

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Sarah Crowley |

Technical Staff III

Sarah joined Howell & Vancuren in early 2013, upon completing her BLA at the University of Georgia. Her passion for plant materials and graphic rendering skills, both hand and digital, are contributions with our production team and promotional efforts. She is an enthusiastic learner, and focuses on the detail of each project she works on. Discovering new and creative methods to address problems is a challenge Sarah thoroughly enjoys.

Stephen Gaulin |

Technical Staff III

Upon completing his BLA at the University of Arkansas, with a minor in horticulture, Stephen joined Howell & Vancuren. His proficiency in AutoCad and his strong work ethic and self-motivation complement the firm’s production team. Stephen’s commitment to quality is evident in the projects he has been involved with.

Meghan Warren |


Meghan’s voice is well-known throughout the region for Howell & Vancuren. Having joined the firm in 2006, Meghan continues to provide assistance through her job as receptionist and other in-house office duties.


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