CeCe was the project manager for the 2-Star SITES (Sustainable Sites Initiative) Hempstead Plains Pilot Project (NY) that contributed to the development of the SITES rating system for landscape sustainability.
CeCe’s design practice integrates native plantings, green infrastructure, materials re-use, and organic practices into traditional garden design. In addition to projects that included successful meadow restorations and rain gardens, as a LEED AP landscape architect, CeCe designed a green roof and native planting for a multi-residence LEED platinum project in Brooklyn, NY.
CeCe is well known for her distinguished historic garden lectures (New York Botanical Garden, Long Island University, Princeton University, Philadelphia Horticultural Society, Temple University, The Garden Conservancy, Beatrix Farrand Society). She is a Trustee of Planting Fields Arboretum, New York, an adjunct professor at Long Island University, and an officer and past co-chair of the ASLA Sustainable Design and Development Professional group.
CeCe spoke at the Canada Green Building Council Annual Meeting: “Building Lasting Change 2016” about the SITES rating system, which included a global audience. CeCe continues to be an active SITES speaker at colleges, national conferences and webinars. CeCe’s article titled “Set Your SITES: What to Know About the new Global Rating System” was published in Construction Specifier magazine.