Brenda Williams
Principal, Director of Preservation Planning

Brenda is passionate about elevating understanding and design for all types of cultural landscapes. She guides collaborative master planning, design, and stewardship projects that are deeply grounded in research, analysis, and vision-driven processes.

Brenda’s work includes many sites significant to the heritage of our country. Among them are a variety of National Historic Landmarks, National Parks, and deeply loved places of local significance. Addressing scales that range from one to several thousand acres, she is driven to intertwine meaningful stories with physical landscapes to create impactful places that engage and inspire the people who use them.

Brenda cares deeply about improving resiliency of sensitive sites, considering ecological systems, historic properties, and sacred lands holistically. Her curious and thoughtful lens on the world is a platform for engaging people from diverse backgrounds in co-creation of landscape plans. She helps visitors experience and appreciate the history and natural beauty of landscapes, campuses, and cultural sites while addressing effective stewardship and ongoing resilience.


Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture, University of Wisconsin, 1995

Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, University of Kentucky, 1988


Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation: Conserving Cultural Landscapes, Past President

College of Fellows, American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA)

ASLA Historic Preservation Professional Practice Network Leadership Group

Taliesin Preservation, Preservation Committee

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Organization of Minority Architects

Atwood Pantry, Volunteer

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