Annapolis, MD, October 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Lincoln Smith of Graham Landscape Architecture has earned professional accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) from the Green Building Certification Institute, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED accreditation distinguishes professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward projects through the program’s nationally recognized green rating and certification process.
LEED for Homes promotes the design and construction of high-performance green residences. Projects are evaluated in key areas such as innovation and design; location and linkages; sustainable sites; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; and awareness and education.
Mr. Smith’s LEED accreditation reflects Graham Landscape Architecture’s mission of promoting responsible land stewardship and sustainable practices. The principles are reflected in the firm’s signature projects, with ecologically responsible features, such as native plantings, shaded buildings and hardscapes, locally sourced materials, certified wood structures, storm water management systems, and water conservation techniques.
A resident of Bowie, Mr. Smith has a Master of Arts degree in landscape design from the Conway School of Landscape Design.
About Graham Landscape Architecture
Founded in 1984 by Jay Graham, FASLA, Graham Landscape Architecture crafts classic landscapes for urban, country and waterfront estates, and historic properties. Headquartered in historic Annapolis, Maryland, with a branch office in Abingdon, Virginia, the firm's primary concentration lies within the mid-Atlantic Coastal and Piedmont regions. For more information, please visit www.grahamlandarch.com.
Graham Landscape Architecture (www.grahamlandarch.com)
U.S. Green Building Council (www.usbgc.org)
Green Building Certification Institute (www.gbci.org)
The Green Home Guide (www.greenhomeguide.org)
Conway School of Landscape Design (www.csld.edu)