Qualifications

SR headshotSue Reed is a registered Landscape Architect with 30 years of experience designing landscapes that are comfortable, beautiful, ecologically vibrant, energy-sensible, and climate-wise.

Sue has written two books: Climate-Wise Landscaping (pub. date April 2018, with co-author Ginny Stibolt), and Energy-Wise Landscape Design (2010), both published by New Society Publishers. You can learn more about these books by visiting here.

After receiving her BA from the University of Rochester in 1975, Sue worked for eleven years as a furniture builder and harpsichord maker, in Cambridge, MA. She then took a new direction and attended the Conway School of Landscape Design, earning her Master of Arts degree in 1987. She joined the Conway School faculty in 1991 and served as an adjunct instructor until 2007. Also in 1991, after having worked for four years at the small design firm Conway Design Associates, Sue opened her own practice in Shelburne Falls, MA, which continues to the present. She earned her Landscape Architecture license in 1995.

“We have worked closely with Sue Reed for over 15 years, on projects both modest and grand. She has a great blend of engineering knowledge and design, and can see the opportunities and pitfalls clearly. Her sense of how to site a house in the landscape is uncanny. When we are able to work together, the projects gain value both functionally and aesthetically.”