I specialize in tying Ecology into EVERY landscape project which will both delight the senses and improve environmental resilience, while orchestrating partnerships with significantly diverse community groups, city, state and federal bureaucracy.
Educated at University of Guelph, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and shared teaching with Professor Phil Lewis Jr. and University of Ottawa.
At the Brandywine Village Park, Wilmington, DE I project managed and facilitated for community, project partners and the City of Wilmington.
For the Trolley Square - Acme Supermarket, Wilmington, DE the resulting green space design removed and replaced sections of the supermarket parking lot, trees and vegetation bioswales mitigated urban heat island effects. Stormwater techniques included bioretention, subsurface infiltration tree trench, capturing over 1 million gallons of stormwater annually, reducing flooding and resulting in a reduced stormwater tax.
Regularly implement the principles of restoration ecology, sustainable design, and environmentally sound stormwater management practices at:
1. Milton Hershey School Campus which featured both stream channel and grassland bird habitat restoration
2. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies – Oberlin College native plant and stormwater, pond system cleaning and recycling system
3. MIT Stata Center landscape and greenroof
4. Ottawa Courthouse Greenroof
A Teaching Assistant and visiting Instructor at:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Guelph
CELA Conference (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)
A juror at Department of Landscape Architecture, Philadelphia University.
Published in OALA Ground Magazine and a Ground Magazine Editorial team member.