E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. For the month of October we are very excited to have some steller female guests join us on the podcast. The movement #moveoverbob is gaining some traction on highlighting the brilliant women who work in the construction industry. So today we had the pleasure of talking with Kerry Lewis, a landscape architect and colleague. She gives a lot of valuable insight on how to prep a site, how not to start from scratch, how to incorporate native plantings, and why it’s so important to have a plan and work with a landscape architect to spend less on your landscape in the long run. Better planning = better projects.
Kerry Lewis established KLLA in 2002 after fifteen years of professional practice with firms in New York, San Francisco and, most recently, in Boston with the award winning Halvorson Design Partnership. At Halvorson, Kerry headed up the residential design department and lent her planting expertise to many commercial, institutional and park projects.
She comes by her love of plants naturally from growing up on a farm in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. Her parents own and operate a perennial nursery in the area, Lorjon Nursery. Artistic talents run in the family; Kerry’s brother, Christoper Lewis, is a stone mason and artist who is available for commissioned work.
Kerry graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science with distinction in Landscape Architecture.
Kerry is a registered landscape architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of Maine, and the State of California.