Lisa E. DelplacePrincipal/CEO
Lisa’s extensive knowledge of ecological processes and her deep commitment to their artistic execution result in a strong sculptural relationship between architecture and landscape. Her recent accomplishments include roof terraces, green roofs, and vertical green screens in Washington DC, New York, and Chicago. Other works include the sculpted shoreline of the Gardens of the Great Basin, the Plant Conservation Science Center, the Trellis Bridge and the Cove at the children’s aquatic learning center at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Ms. Delplace’s planning and design accomplishments also include the University of Maryland Facilities Master Plan; the Plant Science Campus and West Collections at the Chicago Botanic Garden; a fourteen-acre United States Embassy site in Southeast Asia, a six-acre United States Embassy site in Kathmandu, Nepal, and a 500-acre National Conservation Training Center campus for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service near Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Lisa is a registered Landscape Architect and holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Park Planning and Design from Michigan State University. She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Past-President of the Potomac Chapter.
Eric D. GroftPrincipal
Eric has over 25 years of experience in residential, commercial and institutional work. Eric’s frequently published design accomplishments are focused in the New York Metropolitan area. His portfolio features residential rooftop terraces, gardens and estates as well as commercial work for the Ritz-Carlton Residences, North Hills, New York and Americana at Manhasset, a collection of international boutiques along Long Island’s “Miracle Mile.” Mr. Groft’s additional accomplishments include residential properties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, and academic and institutional campuses including the landscape design and perimeter security for the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Embassy in Barbados and the Alderman Quadrangle at The University of Virginia. Eric is a registered Landscape Architect and has been elected to the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in geography/ environmental science from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Virginia.
Sheila E. BradyPrincipal
Sheila design achievements include many of the firm’s distinguished projects. Recent work includes the New Native Garden and the Azalea Garden at New York Botanical Garden; the Corporate Headquarters and roof gardens for United Therapeutics, a biotechnology company and laboratory in Silver Spring, Maryland; The National World War II Memorial; and the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, DC. Sheila’s award-winning private gardens are where her attention to detail and focus on ecologically responsible design is evident. Her extensive work in sensitive coastal environments in New England has been widely publicized. Sheila is a registered Landscape Architect and has been elected to the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects. She holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, a Bachelor of Arts in Education from George Washington University, and studied at the Corcoran School of Art.