LACEY, WA, September 10, 2015 – From private residences in Martha’s Vineyard to resorts in places like Dubai and China, Landscape Architect Miranda Estes has honed her design experience working on world class projects. Miranda is the latest team member to join the growing SCJ Alliance landscape architecture and design studio.
Branded as “Project Groundwork,” the studio specializes in residential gardens and estates, urban design, parks and public spaces, natural resources-based recreation, and restoration projects. A significant number of the team’s residential and recreation projects have been situated along shorelines.
“I’m excited to work with this talented team,” shares Miranda. “They transform spaces where people live, work and recreate, enhancing their experiences.”
Miranda’s background encompasses projects in more than 10 countries, including: a luxury resort in coastal Morocco, conceptual design and construction documents for the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach and master planning for a planned Ritz Carlton in the Bahamas, as well as high-end residential landscapes on Cape Cod.
Miranda also owned her own special events and photography business in Florida, from where she most recently hails, giving her insight and appreciation for the attention needed to both beauty and functionality in design. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Kentucky and pursued interior architecture in a master’s program at the Rhode Island School of Design.
“Miranda has a broad scope of experience in the design world and a proven record of creative problem-solving,” shares SCJ’s Principal Landscape Architect David Stipe. “She has managed large-scale and complex projects from initial concept through construction administration, as well as leading in-house design teams and outside consultants.” David is currently President of the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
SCJ Alliance is a consulting firm specializing in transportation planning and design, civil engineering, landscape architecture, and land use/environmental planning. Over the last nine years, SCJ has grown steadily from three employees in one location to a dynamic team of over 60 employees in five locations. The firm has been nationally recognized for growth, project success and as a great place to work. The Project Groundwork Studio is located in Seattle.