Brian Stephenson, ASLA | Design Director
Mr. Stephenson a registered landscape architect and planning professional with comprehensive experience in site planning and landscape architecture for public, private, and institutional clients. In practice in metropolitan Washington, DC since 1983, Mr. Stephenson is known for design excellence and client service.As director of the firm’s design and management team, Mr. Stephenson is responsible for the overall progress and quality of each project.
Mr. Stephenson's reputation for excellence in design has been recognized with national and local awards from the U.S. Government, state government, and professional associations, including a national Honor Award from the General Services Administration in the 1992 design honors program and a national Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects. Mr. Stephenson is qualified as a historical landscape architect and a cultural landscape architect by the National Park Service. His projects have been certified to silver and gold LEED standards by the US Green Building Council.
Mr. Stephenson’s experience includes management of the public review processes for projects in Washington, DC. He has successfully represented client’s interests to the US Commission of Fine Arts, the National Capital Planning Commission, the DC Historic Preservation Review Board, the DC Board of Zoning Adjustment, and has worked with many Advisory Neighborhood Commissions in the District.
With over 35 years of experience as a professional landscape architect, it's no wonder Brian is known as simply "The Guru" around these parts. The great thing is that there is no need to climb some Himalayan mountain top to ask him a question.