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Our Mission

Emily Russell Landscape Architecture creates meaningful and rich outdoor experiences symbiotic with a balanced natural environment. We seek to provide you with a better everyday life by compelling you to feel connected to and inspired by the outdoors.

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Emily Russell

Landscape Architect. Principal.

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Emily received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a Licensed Professional Landscape Architect and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Emily’s expertise covers a wide range of interests including urban planning, parks, public art, bio-retention and wildlife habitat, xeriscaping, and sustainably planned communities. She is a Puget Sound native, has worked in the State of Washington for over 19 years, and resides in Bremerton. Emily finds community involvement to be imperative and has volunteered her time to groups including City of Bremerton Design Review Board, City of Bremerton Arts Commission, and urban renewal via the 4th Street Quincy Square project in Bremerton, WA.

Our Team

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Kevin Chandler

Landscape Designer

Kevin is a Landscape Designer with over 6 years of design experience in a wide range of projects including private residential design, commercial, multi-family, and community developments. He is a graduate of Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and a Master of Landscape Architecture. His experience in project management includes close coordination with the design team, production of schematic site plans to full construction documents, as well as construction observation. Kevin’s passion for design has given him the opportunity to work directly with clients and tackle the range of challenges that each project brings. When not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, as well as hiking and traveling to sporting events. 

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Kensey Hanson

Executive Assistant

Kensey has a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on Green Building and Community Design from the University of Vermont in her home state. She is a Colorado Certified Gardener and has many years of hands-on landscaping experience. Kensey is dedicated to protecting and improving sustainability within our natural world; her passions lie in ecological landscape design and food systems. Outside of work, Kensey enjoys mountain biking, skiing, kayaking, and listening to live music.

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Tina Storms

Bookkeeper

Tina received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Studies from Seattle University. She enjoys the opportunity to get to know our clients whenever possible. Tina lives in Bothell, WA with her husband and two children. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, power struggles with her boxer, and planning and organizing the local school craft fair every December. Every chance she gets, she can be found making memories with her family on the Oregon coast and enjoying whatever weather it happens to offer.

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Problem Solving

We take the challenges and ideas that our clients have for their site and push ourselves to meet their needs with the most successful, innovative, and sustainable methods possible. We use a site’s biggest constraint in a way that transforms it into its greatest asset. We do not believe in inflicting elements onto a site that are incompatible with its surroundings. The overall aesthetic and function of a site will be as appropriate and seamless as possible with the encompassing environment and borrowed backdrops - be they woods, beachfront, or urban settings.