Barbara Wilson, LLA, is a landscape architect registered in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. With over 23 years in the profession, she worked with many notable landscape architectural offices before making the decision to found her own firm.
Working primarily in Connecticut and New York, she has significant experience in historic preservation, streetscape enhancements, high-end residential designs, corporate & campus planning, and urban park designs.
She has experience in all phases of development from conceptual planning to site planning, municipal approvals, planting designs, construction documentation, specification development, estimating, project management and construction administration. She provides consultations on Inland Wetland permit applications and is a former Member of the Inland Wetland Commission in New Canaan, CT.
She especially enjoys designing elegant plantings that enhance any property, and working collaboratively with clients to realize every detail of their vision. Her years of construction administration experience on a variety of projects helps her focus on getting projects built on time, within budget and smoothly by facilitating the coordination of all of the contractors for the installation of the landscape elements.
Barbara holds a Bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College with a concentration in Botany and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts.
- Licensed Landscape Architect – Connecticut, New York & Massachusetts
- American Society of Landscape Architects
- Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards (CLARB)
- American Horticulture Society
- New Canaan Pop Up Park Committee
- New Canaan Beautification League – Board Member
We begin each project by meeting with the client to discuss their landscape needs and evaluate the qualities and condition of the site. From this a site analysis is prepared that will be incorporated into either an overall landscape master plan or a design development plan showing more detailed plantings or hardscape elements.
These initial plans help to determine if any regulatory permits are needed which can be coordinated thru our office. Additionally a potential budget or phasing program can be prepared from the master plan or design development plans. Then, as requested, we can guide the project thru the bidding process and construction documentation so that qualified contractors can provide level bids.
As needed, we can also aid the implementation of the project, serving as the client representative during construction as construction administrator. Finally, we can also provide guidance on long term maintenance of the finished project.
Barbara Wilson Landscape Architect, LLC provides a full range of Landscape Architecture services including:
- Site Plans
(for pools, patios, driveways, fire elements & outdoor kitchens)
- Planting Plans and Plant Lists
- Landscape Lighting Layout Plans
- Master Plans
(property wide layout of all future landscape elements)
- Wetland Applications & Municipal Submittals for Permits
- Construction Drawings and Design Development Details
(selection & detailing of all needed materials for bidding and construction)
- Bidding Landscape Plans
- Construction Administration