Who We Are
As land planners and licensed landscape architects we understand the complex permitting and building processes. You can rely on our more than 40 years of experience to provide you with the planning and design services that build better communities.
In addition to land planning, we are Certified Arborists and Tree Hazard Assessment Professionals, which allows us to address matters critical to the success of a project.
Since inception, our firm has relied on the referrals of our clients and other professionals who understand the value, knowledge, and experience we bring to each project.
David W. McKee, President, joined Benning & Associates in March of 1989. Mr. McKee worked under the tutelage of Stanley O. Benning, the founder of the company, until Mr. Benning’s retirement in 2000.
Mr. McKee is an alumnus of Penn State’s landscape architecture program, and has been a registered landscape architect in Maryland since 1993. His experience includes all aspects of land planning with a recent focus on zoning matters, subdivision development, site development, and stormwater management.
When he’s not working, Mr. McKee enjoys outdoor pursuits including hiking and kayaking, vacationing with his family on Ocracoke Island, or visiting local breweries near his home in Frederick County, Maryland.
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Joshua O. Maisel, Vice President, has been with Benning & Associates since 1996. Mr. Maisel is a registered landscape architect in Maryland, and an internationally certified arborist with a hazard assessment certification with the International Society of Arboriculture. A few of Mr. Maisel’s notable projects include: designing the planting plan for the Architect of the Capitol for the rooftop terrace at the U.S. Department of Labor; leading a tree survey team through the historic Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C.; and working on several historic properties where President Lincoln spent the night, and where the Revolutionary War was planned.
Mr. Maisel is an elected member of the Board of Trustees of the Fishburne-Huggins Educational Foundation where he currently serves as Vice Chairman. He served as the first registered landscape architect on the Montgomery County, Maryland, Forest Conservation Advisory Committee. Mr. Maisel is also an active Lion in the Monocacy Lions Club where he served as King Lion for three consecutive years.
Contact Joshua if you’re interested in working at Benning & Associates, Inc.