Partner LandDesign | WASHINGTON DC
Stephanie joined LandDesign in 2006 as Director of Planning, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture in the Asheville, NC office, and is currently a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office. As a professional landscape architect and dedicated community advocate for greenways, complete streets and green infrastructure, Stephanie is focused in integrating economically viable and environmentally sustainable community and site design through all of the projects on which she participates. She believes strongly that social well being is created by implementing proper planning, design and construction into our built environment at all scales, whether that is integrating local greenways and trail linkages into a high density urban area or designing a an active public realm streetscape near a major metro station. Her current work includes several large scale mixed use urban design / landscape architecture projects in the Tysons and DC metro area. Stephanie has also lead many public planning projects with a community participation process. This includes an extensive community involvement process for City of Asheville’s signature River Arts District multi-modal transportation project which consists of complex NEPA, state, and federal agency submittal and review requirements balanced with other design factors such as public arts, local character, economic development, environmental sustainability, recreational opportunities, and resource preservation. A key design project in Stephanie’s portfolio is Camp Lake James, a private recreation center completed for Crescent Resources in NC. This project has received several awards for its sustainable landscape, irrigation and hardscape design that evokes the rich historical character of a rural mountain retreat with distinctive details hand crafted by local artisans and creative contractors and water conservation methods. Prior to LandDesign, Stephanie worked as a landscape architect in Southern California on several award-winning master planned communities. Her 17 years of experience include park planning and design, community master plans, site planning, design guidelines, and streetscapes, with an emphasis on utilizing green techniques such as best practices for storm water harvesting and urban tree planting details. Ms. Pankiewicz earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia with honors is a registered landscape architect in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and California. She is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Landscape Architects and Urban Land Institute.
Lecture: "The Art of Performance: How to Present Design"
Lecture Description: “Performing” is an important characteristic for landscape architects. Learn how to articulate the story of a place and to translate a plan into an exciting presentation for a client or meeting.