Beth Bailey

Environmental Designer
Beth started her career as a landscape designer at the nationally recognized landscape architecture firm, Nelson Byrd Woltz, where she played an integral role in the firm’s conservation agriculture studio. She has since worked for design firms in Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado. Her work, both professionally and academically, has received accolades, including ASLA design awards, an Architecture Magazine R&D Award, recognition as an AIA Emerging Professional, as well as recognition for entries in international design competitions. Beth’s interdisciplinary background has greatly influenced her work within the field of Landscape Architecture.  This broad experience allows her to cultivate connections and to design frameworks that promote collaboration and social agency. She designs experiential landscapes that nurture ecology, social health, and beauty.

Why I love this work

It gives me the opportunity to explore and study the beauty of nature, while also working to preserve the integrity of the unique culture and natural environment of the Southern Appalachians.

Education

Master of Landscape Architecture; University of Virginia

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Minor Biology and Environmental Science; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Skills

Sustainable landscape design and master planning, erosion & sediment control, city & county permitting, zoning compliance, construction documentation, detail development, CAD management, native plant selection, AutoCAD,  Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Rhino, Sketchup, Parametric Modeling – Grasshopper & Kangaroo, , Hand and computer graphics.

Favorite Species

Carpinus caroliniana because it embodies both strength & elegance. It also has great wildlife value, awesome fall color, and is incredibly adaptable.