Anne T. Pettus
Anne T. is an owner of Resilience Studio. She earned her undergraduate degree in landscape architecture at the University of Virginia and gained her Master of Landscape Architecture degree at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She became a Registered Landscape Architect in 1987. Born in rural southern Virginia, she has enjoyed living and working in the urban metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., Richmond, Boston, New York, Canberra and Melbourne, Australia.
After Harvard, Pettus worked as a landscape architect for New York’s Central Park Conservancy. In 1991 she moved to Australia and established an innovative urban design and landscape architecture practice, Paterson + Pettus, in Melbourne. The firm won numerous awards and produced a body of significant work including urban design framework plans, transportation and infrastructure projects, streetscapes, urban plazas, campus plans, commercial housing and recreation projects. Working in Australia, she honed her skills using indigenous and exotic plant materials and applying site-sensitive water quality management strategies. She sold the practice to EDAW / Aecom.
Anne T. Pettus has also held posts as an urban designer in federal and state government in Australia. She was an urban designer for the National Capital Authority in Canberra. As the program manager for the Victorian Department of Infrastructure’s “Pride of Place,” a multi-million dollar urban design grants program, she helped revitalize large and small communities across Victoria. For several years she taught at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where she was also the landscape architecture program leader.
Returning to America, Anne T. established Resilience Studio. With an outstanding background in landscape architecture and urban design, she brings a unique depth and breadth of experience to the design and delivery of sophisticated landscape projects, civic realm and transportation planning projects.
Growing up on a farm, Anne T. developed a special appreciation for small towns. She values the importance of having a strong “sense of place,” has a commitment to the preservation of cultural landscapes and a belief in the need for good stewardship of the land.