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Paul J. Novick

PJ NovickPrincipal and Landscape Architect at the Kansas City, Missouri, office of Confluence


Paul "PJ" J. Novick, ASLA, PLA, LEED Green Associate, is principal and a landscape architect at the Kansas City, Missouri, office of Confluence —a professional consulting firm comprised of landscape architects and planners.

He is responsible for marketing/business development, project design, construction documentation and staff management for a wide variety of landscape architectural, urban design and planning projects. The Kansas City office has 16 professionals and support staff., while Confluence has a total staff of 47 in five offices across the Midwest.

Novick joined Confluence in August 2014.

Over the course of his career, Novick has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of project types and scales. These include the master plan and final design for Lake Olathe; North Campus Corridoor Streetscape at Kansas State University and in the City of Manhattan; 700-acre Legacy Park in Lee's Summit, Missouri; the Sprint Arena in Kansas City, Missouri; the Mike Goss Tennis Stadium and Student Recreation Facility at Kansas State University; and the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank.

He has served as chairman of the City of Fairway's Kansas Planning Commission for 15 years; is a member of the  American Society of Landscape Architects' Prairie Gateway Chapter, Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Recreation and Parks Association and Missouri Parks and Recreation Association. He also represented the Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects on the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions' Statute Committee; and has been a guest lecturer at Kansas State University and an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas.

Novick, a native of Kansas City, earned his bachelor's degree in landcape architecture from Kansas State University and his master of architecture from the University of Kansas. His wife of 31 years, Sherry, is a Wildcat as are his two sons.