ima Recognizes Three Staff Members

ima recognizes the recent promotions of Ray Senes, Blair Evans, and Jason Gladding.

Newport Beach, CA, January 12, 2013 --( These individuals represent some of the creative minds at ima and they congratulate them on their success.

Ray Senes’ greatest strength is his artistry in design and ima has announced him as one of their newest Senior Associates. He is a veteran Landscape Architect, practicing for 20 years, with a talent for communicating his designs with extremely artistic hand and digital graphics. His designs reflect a realization of the clients purpose and vision that is both creative and artistic. He has successfully developed concepts for projects that range from popular lifestyle centers, streetscape retail, community town centers, and boutique hospitality. At ima, he has become invaluable mentoring the next generation of designers through the “ima Design Series.”

Blair Evans’s unique and diverse skill set allows him to work on a variety of projects, ranging from master planning to design guidelines to construction documents. His greatest strength lies in blending his effective use of technology, problem solving skills, and ability to prioritize and manage his work. Blair has been with ima for more than ten years and has contributed to many of ima’s high profile legacy projects including Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Disneyland Hotel Courtyard Renovation Anaheim, Castle Fantasy Faire, and Shanghai Disneyland. ima has recognized him as another one of its newest Senior Associates.

Jason Gladding has been with ima for six years and has been promoted to the Director of Marketing and Business Development. ima’s marketing has grown strategically in that time and Jason is responsible for directing the marketing efforts of each of ima’s five Strategic Business Groups and ima’s company-wide marketing. Jason’s contributions include strategy, accountability, reporting, creative communications, training, video, graphics and web. Recently, Jason along with Larry Mandell, has spearheaded a division of ima’s International Business Development, incorporating financial institutions and agencies in Washington, DC.

ima creates exceptional spaces that give form and character to the landscape, providing distinctive artistry and economic value for our clients with Master Planning, Development Services and Landscape Architecture. They consult, collaborate, imagine and define a project’s scope and character – from retail and mixed-use destination to office developments and large scale master planning – to create exciting people-oriented environments. They have built their business on pushing the boundaries to create the right solution. They thrive in collaboration and believe that the right design is a balance between vision and reality. They strive to find this balance in a design that can transcend the value for their client to enrich the community experience.

To learn more, please visit the ima’s website at or contact Jason Gladding, Marketing Manager at
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