The love of landscape, as well as art and architecture, lured Amy away from her previous career as a family therapist, and began her penchant to blend these art forms into a unique practice. She sees the landscape as a living, breathing, changing work of art, as an oasis for the soul and an act of stewardship to the land. “To create a garden, a landscape, is a heady thrill. To manipulate the forces of nature, to manifest an idea, a vision, and bring it into form for the improvement of people’s lives and the good of the earth is deeply gratifying.”
In addition to studying horticulture and voraciously visiting gardens around the world, she graduated from the Landscape Institute of Harvard University at the Arnold Arboretum in 2003. For 20 years she has created distinctive landscapes; from seaside properties along the south shore of Boston to compact jewels in the city, naturalistic woodlands lush with native plants and formal parterres of structural beauty.
On weekends she’ll be found digging in her garden, visiting art museums with her husband, making music with friends and reading in the hammock.
Designer Tish Campbell starts every project with a curious and open mind. Having grown up on the west coast surrounded by mid-century, modern landscapes, and then lived on almost every continent in the world, her perspective is broad. She seamlessly blends these varied influences into the landscapes of the south shore, while always staying true to the local vibe. What she loves most about this part of the world she now calls home, is that one day she can be working on a beautiful coastal property and the next day she is designing for a home tucked into the woods. What is consistent about her approach is her love and sincere appreciation of design. “I find any kind of design fascinating,” said Tish. “From the design of a pencil, to the shape of a skyscraper.”
Tish graduated from the Landscape Institute at the Boston Architectural College. She also has a degree from University of California Santa Barbara, where she was a double major in French and Art History, and was an educator for many years before pursuing landscape design. When not designing, she loves to be outdoors. From paddle boarding to running, Tish likes taking advantage of all that this part of the country has to offer.
Designer Ruth Riske began her career as a biochemist in the pharmaceutical industry before deciding to turn her passion for finding artful ways to arrange shrubs, trees and hard-scapes into a second career. By blending her artistic vision, and her analytical side, Ruth creates designs that visually resonate with our clients and are backed by sound ecological principles. Because we are all so entrenched in technology, Ruth believes we need nature more than ever and lives are improved when we can spend time in a meaningful outdoor space, which she loves creating for our clients.
“I love how the manipulation of space can enhance a person’s emotional well-being,” says Ruth. “The wrong space drains you of energy, the right space improves your mood and enhances your productivity.”
Ruth is a graduate of the Landscape Design at the Boston Architectural College. She also has a Ph.D in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers University. When she’s not designing, she is spending as much time as she can with her family.
Jaime Novak, our Client Services Manager, follows projects from conception to completion and strives to make it a seamless and rewarding experience for both the clients and the designers.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Lynchburg, VA. After working as a Marketing Director for many years at a Boston design firm, she took time to start a family.
New to AMLD, Jaime is focused on both the day-to-day operations of the firm and highlighting the firm’s unique expertise in the design world.
When not in the office, Jaime is either maintaining her own photography business, donating photography hours at her children’s school or spending time with her family.
Lonise brings decades of experience to her role as financial controller and business guide. She loves working with creative people and brings a fresh perspective to the firm’s business approaches. Her love of good design extends from input into our marketing plans to her own beautiful home and landscape.