Experience from Exotic Locales Added to SCJ Landscape Architecture Studio

Photo of Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco
For the Mazagan Beach Resort in Morocco, SCJ Landscape Architect Miranda Estes was the project manager from master planning through construction.

From private residences in Martha’s Vineyard to resorts in places like Dubai and China, Landscape Architect Miranda Estes has honed her design experience working on world class projects. Miranda is the latest team member to join the growing SCJ Alliance landscape architecture and design studio.

Operating in Seattle and branded as “Project Groundwork,” the studio specializes in residential gardens and estates, urban design, parks and public spaces, natural resources-based recreation, and restoration projects. A significant number of the team’s residential and recreation projects have been situated along shorelines.

“I’m excited to work with this talented team,” shares Miranda. “They transform spaces where Photo of Miranda Estes outdoorspeople live, work and recreate, enhancing their experiences.”

Miranda’s background encompasses projects in more than 10 countries, including: a luxury resort in coastal Morocco, conceptual design and construction documents for the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach and master planning for a planned Ritz Carlton in the Bahamas, as well as high-end residential landscapes on Cape Cod.

“Miranda has a broad scope of experience in the design world and a proven record of creative problem-solving,” shares SCJ’s Principal Landscape Architect David Stipe.

Miranda also owned her own special events and photography business in Florida, from where she most recently hails, giving her insight and appreciation for the attention needed to both beauty and functionality in design.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Kentucky and pursued interior architecture in a master’s program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

“Miranda has managed large-scale and complex projects from initial concept through construction administration, as well as leading in-house design teams and outside consultants,” shares Stipe. “Our clients will be well served by her talents.”

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