Quinn Evans Architects is pleased to announce the addition of Gregory W. De Vries, ASLA to its professional staff as a Senior Landscape Architect. With over ten years of experience and a specialized background in public landscapes, Greg is dedicated to initiatives that enhance the preservation, sustainability, and appreciation of cultural and natural heritage. He brings an extensive body of work on nearly 100 historic places which includes 22 National Historic Landmarks and 16 National Park Service properties. Beyond his passion for indigenous and vernacular landscapes, Greg has contributed to the preservation of sites by Richard Haag, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis I. Kahn, Frederick Law Olmsted, Thomas Jefferson, Mimar Sinan, and other recognized masters.
His wide-ranging project experience includes heritage-based community development, cultural resource management, protected area planning, master planning, preparation of design guidelines, and construction documentation. He has worked at World Heritage Sites, the US and state capitals, educational campuses, public parks, transportation corridors, museums, cemeteries, and historic gardens.
“Greg is a valued addition to our Preservation Planning team. His diverse experience will contribute to the depth and breadth of our abilities to address cultural resource management as well as a variety of cultural landscape projects. We are proud to welcome such an accomplished professional onto our staff.”
– Brenda Williams, ASLA, Principal, Quinn Evans Architects
De Vries holds a Master of Landscape Architecture (2003) from the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources, Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology (2000) from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Arts (1998) from Calvin College. He is active in many professional organizations including the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Council on Monuments & Sites (ICOMOS) and International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). He is a member of ASLA’s Historic Preservation Practice Network, and a US Expert Member of ICOMOS-IFLA’s International Scientific Committee of Cultural Landscapes.
He is currently the Project Manager for the development of a Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment for the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce, Ohio, a National Historic Landmark.