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"The fusion of practicality, comfort, pleasure and ecological soundness is a hallmark of Sue Reed's design work. Her extraordinary abilities to thoroughly diagnose situations, develop appropriate solutions to shortcomings, and clearly explain process and detail have been repeatedly demonstrated during her years of private practice and teaching at the Conway School of Landscape Design."

StepsSusan Reed

Landscape Architecture

Designing home landscapes to be: • Ecologically rich • Comfortably livable • Energy efficient • Inviting to wildlife • Naturally beautiful.

Ecological Emphasis

1-1-IMG 0030 2I treat every landscape project as an opportunity to contribute to the health of the natural world. In my plans, I aim to minimize harm and protect each site’s valuable features while incorporating:

  • habitat that supports local wildlife
  • vegetation that requires minimal maintenance
  • drainage patterns that encourage percolation rather than runoff
  • proper placement of buildings and trees to make the most of solar gain
  • well-built components that last a long time, to reduce demand on natural resources.

Each residential landscape that I design is planned to be a resilient, diverse, self-sustaining and resource-recycling environment that nourishes all its inhabitants, both human and nonhuman.