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Celebrating Our First Year

Updated: Feb 8, 2020

This holiday season marks EnviroCollab’s first anniversary! A year of gratitude.

We’re so grateful for the support of our clients and collaborators in helping us reach this milestone! Our favorite aspects of the work we've been doing are the connections we’re making and the partnerships we’re building. This year we’ve continued to expand our breadth of experience in the mid-Atlantic region and the Southeast with ecological master plan and mixed-use master plan projects, and designs for community parks and public spaces, urban farms and gardens, commercial sites, multi-family developments, city schools, and arts and entertainment district amenities.

At the core of every EnviroCollab engagement lies our commitment to community- and stakeholder-driven placemaking, high quality design grounded in local context, and environmental stewardship.

We’re also celebrating our growing team!

Amy Sametshaw brings to EnviroCollab her experience in community engagement and design, transportation design, public health policy and planning, and environmental assessments. She is certified in public interest design by the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Network. While earning her Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Maryland, she specialized in designing urban agricultural landscapes and GIS analysis for urban planning. Amy is excited about the opportunity to work with EnviroCollab on environmentally sustainable, community-driven design projects.

Cherisse Otis joined EnviroCollab in May, sharing her passion for ecological and community-driven design. She brings to the EC team 12 years of experience engaging communities, generating concepts, and seeing through the construction of public parks, plazas, and streetscapes, institutional landscapes, and retail developments. She has honed skills and knowledge in native-centered planting design and stormwater/green infrastructure design and has a heart for urban vacant lot renewal and agriculture. Cherisse is honored to collaborate with EnviroCollab and the firm’s recent, current, and prospective partners.

Thanks also to seasoned collaborators Saba Hamidi and Warren Timlen!

We look forward to another year of continued discovery and connection.

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