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Annette Wilkus - SiteWorks Landscape Architecture

Annette is the founding Partner of SiteWorks with nearly 40 years of experience in design, construction documentation and construction management. She is a registered landscape architect, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and LEED accredited professional. Seeing the revitalization and densification of outdoor urbanized spaces becoming more costly, complex and environmentally challenging Annette founded SiteWorks in 2005 to help bridge the gap between the construction industry and the design industry. Annette has made the firm’s mission to transfer what designers and owners envision and turn it into reality. She has built the firm by bringing together like-minded individuals from environmental and design backgrounds. Annette has been an integral member of construction management teams for multiple public open spaces including Teardrop Park, all three Sections of The High Line, Queens Plaza Pedestrian and Bikeway, Hunters Point South and Governors Island. Her collaboration with other professionals is expressed in Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Native Flora Garden and most recently the Ford Foundation for Social Justice. She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and has authored multiple articles pertaining to the documentation and implementation of outdoor environments. She speaks frequently at University’s helping emerging professionals to realize all aspect of our craft. Annette feels strongly that design does not stop once documents are released for bid, but problem solving and respecting the design intent extends through construction and into the operations and maintenance of a design. Annette’s mission is to bring the difficult discussion of the implementation process and maintenance forefront as early as schematic design. Annette holds Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate in Construction Management from New York University.
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