Tavis Dockwiller is a Principal Landscape Architect with twenty years of experience in private practice. In 1999, she co-founded Viridian Landscape Studio (formerly Rolf Sauer & Partners) and is the guiding influence for a firm that practices landscape architecture within an ecological framework. Her expertise encompasses master planning and site design for cities, campuses and parks.
Tavis provides strategic counsel to organizations based on their long-term objectives and is an expert in developing consensus between multiple stakeholders, advocating for full client and stakeholder participation. As a result, projects are built from an understanding of long-term strategy and strengthened by client investment in design and land stewardship.
Her work consistently wins both industry and government accolades and awards. Recently completed projects include environmental consultation for the parks and greenways of the Noisette Community Master Plan (winner of the 2005 ASLA Award of Excellence in Analysis and Planning); master planning and site design for a 250-acre site owned by Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe MI (winner of the 2006 COTE Top Ten Green Award); site design for Overbrook Environmental Education Center, Philadelphia PA (winner of the 2006 Philadelphia Water Department Stormwater Best Management Practices Recognition Award).
Tavis firmly believes that problem solving should be fun; client-consultant teams can make a difference to the world both socially and environmentally; and design solutions should be practical and lyrical.