Sustainable and resilient design is the core of Studioverde’s practice. Our team has a broad range of expertise to help clients improve their environmental footprint and create outdoor places that are beautiful and maximize return on investment.
We focus on a collaborative, systems thinking approach to transform your campus or property through the creation of high performance, integrated landscapes that provide multiple benefits such as pollinator habitat, stormwater infiltration, energy and cost savings. And for those who are looking to go the extra step, our deep expertise in SITESv2 and LEED certification streamlines the process.
SITES v2, is a third party rating system through the Sustainable Sites Initiative. SITES is the most comprehensive system for the development and management of resilient landscapes and can be applied to any size project, with or without buildings.
Studioverde’s team includes Lisa Cowan, PLA, SITES AP one in first class of SITES AP’s, and Constance Haydock, PLA, ASLA – a nationally recognized Landscape Architect responsible for the 2-Star SITES Pilot project: Hempstead Plains Interpretive Center, Nassau Community College , 2015. Steve Benz, PE, SITES AP, also in the first class of SITES AP’s, rounds out the Studioverde SITES team with his expertise in civil engineering and green infrastructure. Steve drove many of the environmental strategies for Washington Canal Park SITES Pilot project.
SITES certification is a complex process and our experience with the rating system, sustainable design, and ecological restoration can help you efficiently evaluate and expedite your project. We offer a discounted project application fee via our active SITES AP and ASLA memberships.
We offer landscape and planning expertise for LEED projects, including consulting on how to maximize the “Sustainable Sites” section and filing of the related prerequisites and credits.
Completed LEED projects include:
- Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building, Bangor, Maine (LEED Platinum)
- Bright’n Green Sustainable Housing, Brooklyn, NY (LEED Platinum, Living Building Challenge Certified)
- Customs and Border Protection facility, Easton, Maine (LEED Silver)
- Maine Coast Heritage Trust Mount Desert Island Office + Campus, Maine (LEED Gold)
- Heron Drive Residence, Falmouth, Maine (LEED Gold)
studioverde landscape architecture + design is a women owned business enterprise, certified in Maine (DBE) and New York (WBE) and WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business).