Mark H. Bayer, RLA, ASLA

Founder and Principal / Landscape Architect

Mark is the founder and principal of Bayer Landscape Architecture. Although he has many management responsibilities, he still devotes much of his time to collaborating with his associates on the firm’s wide range of projects. With a deep - rooted passion for the region’s landscapes and over twenty-five years of diverse project experience, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and creative insight to each project. His commitment to design excellence is evident throughout the body of the firm’s work. In 2013, Mark was awarded the Distinguished Senior Practitioner Award from the NY Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the breadth and consistent quality of his built works and his many years of dedication to the profession.


MLA, Cornell University, 1987

B.S. Natural Resources with Distinction, University of Michigan, 1983

Joshua Raymor, RLA, ASLA, ISA Certified Arborist

Project Manager / Landscape Architect

Josh is an accomplished landscape architect with more than fourteen years of experience in designing dynamic landscapes for many public, commercial and residential projects throughout the Northeast. His experience as a landscape architect includes the design of plazas, streetscapes, courtyards, green roofs and terraces, waterfront greenways, parks, playgrounds and recreational facilities. Josh is also a Certified Arborist and has been involved in a variety of projects focusing on tree mitigation and protection. He takes ownership and is committed to the success of each project. Josh brings extensive urban landscape architectural design experience to Bayer Landscape Architecture having worked in a New York City based firm for many years.  

BLA, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2003

Ryan C. Cummings, ASLA

Landscape Designer

Ryan attended Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture with a concentration in park and recreation design. Before joining Bayer Landscape Architecture he was the horticulturalist for the Country Club of Rochester. Ryan has played a significant role in the planning, design, and construction administration for many of the firm's projects. Ryan has a special interest in computer graphics, three dimensional representation, design detailing, and design theory.  He is fluent in many software applications and is a valuable member of the design team at Bayer.


B.S. Landscape Architecture, Cornell University, 2007

Dylan Zingg, Associate ASLA

Landscape Designer

Dylan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While attending UMass he supplemented the landscape architecture curriculum with architecture and furniture design studios. Dylan also spent a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark studying urban design theory and practice. He applies lessons from his experiences abroad when approaching the design of public and transitional space.  Throughout college Dylan was a nursery consultant and garden designer, gaining hands on experience building landscapes.  This experience impressed on him the importance of landscape details, which he carries through each project at Bayer Landscape Architecture. Dylan is particularly skilled at using computer generated graphics to communicate thought and process through all phases of design.

B.S. Landscape Architecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2016

Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen, DK, Full Semester Urban Design Program, Fall 2015

Olivia Mallon, ASLA

Landscape Designer

Olivia has been working in the field of landscape architecture for the past six years throughout the northeast. Growing up in a rural community in upstate New York, she has always felt a strong connection to nature, and it is this connection that inspired her to pursue a career in landscape architecture. Olivia has gained considerable experience in all phases of the design process from concept development through preparation of construction documents. She has worked on a wide variety of project types including transportation systems, parks, streetscapes, commercial sites, and residential landscapes. She has also worked as a landscape installation supervisor, providing her with invaluable hands on experience and the opportunity to work on a series of significant landscape construction projects, including a 2 acre green roof. Olivia is fluent in numerous software applications which she utilizes to develop plans, visualizations, and other supporting graphics that bring design ideas to life for the firm’s clients.

BLA, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2014

Samantha K. Paulukas, ASLA

Landscape Designer

Samantha grew up in the Philadelphia area, where early on she recognized the need for, and importance of quality landscapes within the city.  This inspired her to pursue a degree in landscape architecture at Penn State University, and to study abroad in Bonn, Germany. While in Bonn, Samantha had the opportunity to redesign a significant urban park, and her innovative rehabilitation plan garnered much praise from the community. Samantha is highly skilled with design and rendering software applications and applies these tools to the many projects she is involved with at Bayer LA. Her experience includes design and planning of landscapes ranging in scale from intimate gardens to large, multifaceted, municipal parks.

BLA, Pennsylvania State University, 2016

Mackenzie Rockcastle, ASLA

Landscape Designer

Mackenzie graduated from SUNY-ESF where she earned a degree in Landscape Architecture with a concentration in urban agriculture and sustainable food systems. She has been involved in many of the firm’s recent projects. Mackenzie has a strong interest in sustainable and restorative landscapes, therapeutic healing gardens, graphic design, and public art.

BLA, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2012