Louise Lewis

Senior Associate

Louise discovered the field of landscape architecture through horticulture and is interested in the role plants play in connecting people to landscape. From a family of horticulturalists, she grew up gardening with her grandmother and mother, and spent summers working at Noerenberg Memorial Gardens, a public garden outside Minneapolis. Prior to joining Reed Hilderbrand in 2018, Louise led a residential design practice in Litchfield County CT, and served as the Director of Capital Projects for Friends of the High Line in New York City. During her time at Friends of the High Line, she was responsible for guiding the planning, design, construction and collaboration with the City of New York for multiple phases of the complex, high profile project. Louise also served as project manager at Ken Smith Landscape Architect in New York City, leading urban public park projects including the East River Waterfront in Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Academy of Music Cultural District in Downtown Brooklyn. Louise earned an English major from Kenyon College with a focus in photography and holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she received the Penny White Grant to study the work of Piet Oudolf. Current work at Reed Hilderbrand includes projects at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. and Resilient Bridgeport in Connecticut. Drawing on her horticulture expertise, Louise provides planting reviews for a variety of project types and scales, office wide. Outside the studio, she coaches her daughter’s traveling soccer team, trials woody and herbaceous plants in her garden at home, and spends time with her young family exploring the Connecticut woods.