Foresite Design, Inc is primarily focused on the design & implementation
of sports and recreational facilities. Foresite ensures that every project
is constructed to meet stringent requirements, high expectations and client
The team at Foresite Design has in-depth knowledge, on-site experience
and proven expertise in landscape architecture and facility design. The team’s
fusion of design strategy with creativity unlock an unparalleled value for
sports and recreation facility projects.
President, Foresite Design, Inc.
Landscape Architecture, Michigan
American Society of Landscape Architects
Advisory Board, Synthetic Turf Council
American Sports Builders Association
Sports Turf Manager’s Association
American Society for Testing and Materials, F08 Sub-Committee: Sports
Equipment and Facilities
Mr. Lemons has extensive experience in all facets of Landscape Architecture.
Currently, his primary emphasis is in outdoor athletic and recreational
facilities, including tennis courts, running tracks with the associated
field events, football, lacrosse and soccer fields, softball, baseball,
basketball, in-line hockey and playgrounds. His knowledge of the design
of synthetic and natural turf fields has proved him to be unsurpassed
in the local area by many owners.
Mr. Lemons has a demonstrated record of providing significant cost
savings to his clients through conservative and functional design,
quality control and continual field inspections. He has worked on
projects as small as tot-lot playgrounds up to stadium renovations
with synthetic turf. Construction budgets for such projects range
from $50,000 to over $3 million. Mr. Lemons’ knowledge and experience
in these fields has allowed him to serve as an expert witness in a
court of law.
In 2001, Mr. Lemons was asked to participate, along with other design
professionals, independent testing laboratories, and industry experts
from around the country, to create a document to improve the quality
and performance of the newest synthetic turf systems. This document,
and resulting discussions over a nine month period, eventually led
to the formation of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) in 2003. As a
founding member of the Synthetic Turf Council, Mr. Lemons had the
opportunity to serve on the Advisory Board and is currently an active
Board Member on the Business Practices Task Force of the Synthetic
Mr. Lemons is also an active member of the American Sports Builders
Association (ASBA), and has been published in their newsletters and
appeared as a speaker at numerous Technical Meetings and also for
the Michigan School Business Officials Conferences. He has also co-authored
articles published in the “Athletic Business” magazine
with regards to track design and all-weather synthetic surfacing,
and has been a guest speaker at the Michigan Sports Turf Managers
Association technical meeting(s).
Manager, Foresite Design, Inc.
Sports Builders Association
Michigan Sports Turf Managers Association
Michigan Turfgrass Foundation
Synthetic Turf Council
Mr. Sims attended Western Michigan University and graduated in 2005
with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in business management
and finance. Presently, his primary focus is on site planning and
landscape design for recreational and athletic projects in Southeast
Michigan, including football stadiums (synthetic turf and natural
turf fields) soccer, baseball and softball fields, tennis and basketball
courts, and track facilities.
With nearly 5 years of design and project management experience,
Mr. Sims’ insight and attention to detail makes him an integral
part of the Foresite Design team. With His knowledge of design and
athletic facility construction, Mr. Sims ensures that projects are
designed and constructed suitably and on time.
Mr. Sims has displayed great ingenuity in athletic facility design,
project management, site research and product research. While with
Foresite Design, Mr. Sims has been actively involved with many projects
in Southeast Michigan which include: Dearborn Public Schools Synthetic
Turf Renovations at Dearborn, Edsel Ford, and Fordson High Schools,
Ortonville Brandon Athletic Facility Renovations, Plymouth Educational
Facility, Clarenceville High School Track Renovations, and playground
renovations with Roseville Community Schools. Some projects in Western
Michigan and outside of Michigan include Battle Creek Central High
School New Athletic Facility, Plainwell High School Athletic Renovations,
and Robbinsdale Area Schools (Minnesota) Athletic Improvements.