William Frederick Guman, PLA, ASLA, APA is a former Colorado Springs, CO City Councilman and City Planning Commissioner. Bill was raised on Long Island and graduated from Commack High School (Commack, NY) in 1974.

He is a 1976 graduate of the State University of New York (Farmingdale) and was selected as a landscape-architect-in-training (LAIT) for the Pitkin County Parks Department in Aspen, CO. Bill graduated from Colorado State University (Fort Collins) in 1978, and shortly afterward relocated to Denver and Colorado Springs—his current home.

In 1982 Bill founded William Guman & Associates, Ltd., a professional company for landscape architecture, urban planning, community design, and entitlement ion Colorado Springs. The firm incorporated in 1983 and Bill remains as the company’s president and CEO. Guman is registered and licensed to practice in Colorado.

Guman was appointed by City Council to the City of Colorado Springs Urban Forestry Board ion 1983, where he served for eight years (three years as chairperson). He was appointed by City Council to the City Planning Commission in 1992 and served in that capacity until his election as the District 2 (Northeast Colorado Springs) representative to the Colorado Springs City Council in April 1993. He was re-elected to council in 1997.

During his eight-year tenure as an elected council member, Guman concurrently served as a member to the Colorado Springs Utility Board, Professional Design Review Board, and earned a CML certificate as a graduate of the Colorado Municipal League Elected Leader’s program. He was appointed to the Pikes Peak Regional Building Commission in 1997 and served as its chairperson for two years. Guman was sworn in as Acting Mayor of the City of Colorado Springs in March 2001. His service as an elected representative to the Colorado Springs City Council was ended by term limits in April 2001.

Work With Bill

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Landscape Horticulture, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Associate in Applied Science, Horticultural Sciences, State University of New York, Farmingdale, NY

REGISTRATION

Colorado State Board of Licensure, Registered Landscape Architect, CO License 167

POSITIONS, AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS 

City Council member, City of Colorado Springs, 1993-2001

Colorado Springs Utility Board member, 1993-2001

Acting Mayor, City of Colorado Springs, March 2001

Regional Building Commissioner, Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, 1996-2001, Chair 1999-2001

Planning Commissioner, City of Colorado Springs, 1992-1993

Horticultural Advisory Board member, City of Colorado Springs, 1983-1991, Chair 1987-1991

Architectural Planning Review Board member, City of Colorado Springs, 1992-1996

ASLA—American Society of Landscape Architects, full member, 1985-present

APA – American Planning Association, 2020-present

Board Member, Sunny Vista Living Center, Colorado Springs, CO 2018-present

Bethel Lutheran Church Council president, Colorado Springs, CO 2017-present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

40+ years in Private Professional Practice

39 years as President & CEO of William Guman & Associates, Ltd.

L.A.I.T.—Landscape Architect in Training, Pitkin County Parks and Recreation Department, Aspen, CO

23 years of concurrent Public Service

NOTABLE PROJECTS

Pikes Peak National Cemetery lead landscape architect for new Veterans Administration Cemetery Colorado Springs

Saddlehorn Ranch, lead land planner for new 816 acre residential equestrian-based community, Falcon/Peyton, CO

Waterbury, lead land planner for new 1,100 acre Planned Unit Development, Falcon, CO

Ellicott Elementary School, Middle School, and High School lead landscape architect, Ellicott, CO [LEED Silver Award winner]

Grand Valley Middle School lead landscape architect, Parachute, CO

Lawrence Vibber Field lead landscape architect and planner for athletic field and stadium, Fowler School District, Fowler, CO

Adams High School and Athletic 22 Acre Complex, lead landscape architect, Adams School District, Thornton, CO

Santa Fe Springs, lead land planner and landscape architect for new 6,420 acre multi use master planned Del Webb community, Falcon/Peyton, CO

Pikes Peak Regional Building Permit Center lead landscape architect Colorado Springs, CO [LEED Silver Award Winner]

Meadow Lake Airport Expansion, lead land planner for master plan, Falcon, CO

Veterans Administration Medical Center, lead landscape architect, Cheyenne, WY

Tacincala, lead land planner and landscape architect for new 900 acre multi use master planned community, Windsor, CO

Compassion International Headquarters, lead landscape architect, Colorado Springs, CO

Arkansas Valley Fairground lead land planner of renovation master plan, Rocky Ford, CO