Lisa Giersbach

Lecturer

Lisa Giersbach is a licensed landscape architect and has been practicing landscape architecture since 1998. She received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Studio Art and Art History at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa in 1991. From 1991 to 1995 she worked in Art Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City until returning to school to study landscape architecture. In 1998, Lisa received a Master’s in Landscape Architecture with Honors from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. While at school Lisa worked for the Boston Park’s Department of Planning, and also in the Studio of Mary Miss, a landscape artist.

Upon graduation, Lisa received an American Society of Landscape Architect’s Certificate of Merit and was an alternate for the Charles Eliot Fellowship Award, the highest honor award given by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. In 1998, she received a Penny White Traveling Fellowship to the Netherlands and in 2002, she received a grant from the Boston Architectural Center (BAC) for travel/research to Japan to study landscape and memorialization. Lisa has taught studio courses and been a critic at the Boston Architectural College and the Landscape Institute since 2001, and has served as a studio critic and guest speaker at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design since 1999.

Lisa is Principal at G design studio, LLC. Before beginning her own practice, Lisa had been with the firm of Richard Burck Associates where she was a Senior Associate and managed many of the firm’s major and award winning projects. As a LEED Accredited Professional, she has worked on a variety of complex institutional and master planning projects that have required expertise in sustainability and LEED certification, new green-roof technologies, as well as taking on accessibility challenges with a sensitive hand.

G design studio landscape architecture is a small, collaborative design firm whose expertise lies in embracing complex programmatic issues inherent to challenging and significant sites. Their work ranges from site design for mixed-use, institutional, urban and residential projects, to master plans and the development of landscape history assessments and reports.