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A recent Atlanta transplant, Donald Zellefrow is a designer with interests in regional planning, landscape architecture, civic engagement, graphic representation, and digital fabrication. He holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati. While at Penn, Donald was the recipient of the 2014 Eleanore T. Widenmeyer Prize in Landscape and Urbanism, awarded to a graduating student who has achieved a high level of design synthesis between Landscape and Urbanism.


Donald has a range of experience working at multiples scales with firms across the US including MKSK in Columbus OH, Gensler in Los Angeles CA, Port A+U in Philadelphia PA, and SWA Group in Dallas TX. While in Dallas, he and other local designers founded the initiative Design Future Dallas as a vehicle to empower local creatives and challenge the status quo through visionary design thinking.  Currently in Atlanta, Donald works for MKSK's newly opened office in Greenville, SC and founded the social-impact practice GGDZ with Gray Garmon.


Donald loves bourbon, does not particularly like cheese, and has been said to resemble Owen Wilson, Ryan Gosling, and Ellen Degeneres among others.




Masters of Landscape Architecture, 2014

University of Pennsylvania


Bachelor of Urban Planning, 2011

University of Cincinnati

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