Ann Kearsley Design (est. 1983) is a landscape architecture and urban design firm based in Portland, Maine. We specialize in sustainable, ecologically based landscape design, linking landscape form and spatial structure to the dynamics of a site’s natural systems. We offer a full range of design services, from concept through construction administration.
Our design philosophy is founded on a commitment to developing meaningful connections between people and the landscapes they inhabit. Thoughtful design is an opportunity to establish and maintain a positive and responsive relationship to our surroundings, whether rural countryside, suburban development or urban streetscapes. Each landscape is a singular expression of a site and its occupants, and of the incredible alchemy through which ideas find expression in physical form.
Ann Kearsley RLA, MLAUD, owner and principal of Ann Kearsley Design, is a registered landscape architect (ME #3075, AZ #36907) and urban designer with over 28 years experience designing and building landscapes for institutions, communities and individuals. Her work ranges from public parks and urban plazas to private residential gardens and includes numerous public and private landscapes for art. She holds masters degrees in landscape architecture and urban design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, as well as an AB from Dartmouth College. She teaches courses on Contemporary Ecology, Sustainable Site Engineering and Green Roofs and Rain Gardens. Her complete CV can be downloaded by clicking here.