Who We Are:
Elisabeth Saint-Amand draws from over fifteen years in the professional landscape architectural sector to serve her clients' needs. She is the Principal of Saint-Amand Landscape Design, LLC..
Prior to founding StA LLC, Elisabeth served as a project manager for the esteemed Madison Cox Associates based in New York City and Morocco. At MCA, she led projects through Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration phases. Her principal projects were based in Southampton, NY, Palm Beach County, FL, and the Upper East Side of New York City. Additional exposure included serving as draftsman on Yves Saint Laurent and Agnelli estate gardens in Marrakesh.
Elisabeth is a native New Yorker who was influenced early-on to be intrepid and broadminded. Elisabeth’s mother was multi-lingual and lived nearly a decade on her own between Madrid, Florence, and Paris in her twenties and thirties. Her mother also received a pilot’s license as a young teen and went on to graduate from Le Cordon Bleu and Smith College, along with matriculate at NYU Stern School of Business. It followed that Elisabeth completed a fellowship on a private estate in the Auvergne, France, along with Classical art and academic programs in Florence, Venice, and Rome. In between, Elisabeth had the opportunity in her early twenties to spend time with families embedded in Muscat, Oman, Kerala and New Delhi, India, along with extended experiences in and around the United Kingdom. The sum of these influences enables Elisabeth to relate to clientele with a variety of perspectives and to contextualize a design vision beyond that which is immediate or expected.
Elisabeth received a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia Graduate School of Architecture. Over a decade later in the professional sector, she completed complementary graduate work at Columbia University in the field of Sustainable Water Management.
Ingrao (NYC Penthouse Terrace)
McMillen, Inc. (Upper East Side Brownstone)
Peter Pennoyer Architects (Fifth Avenue Terrace)
Board Membership & COmmittees:
Executive Board Member, The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation, 2013-2016 & present; (Board Member, The New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation, 2010-present); Board Member, The Garden Conservancy, 2009-2013; Board Member, The University of Virginia School of Architecture, 2009-2010; Finalist Selection Committee, The Jefferson Scholarship, The University of Virginia, 2006 & 2007; Executive Role, The Frick Collection Young Fellows Steering Committee, 2007-2013.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation, Presenter, Welcome Introduction, Annual "Lunch at a Landmark" featuring Honored Guest & Keynote Speaker Pritzer-Prize winner Jean Nouvel, with Thomas Krens and Barry Bergdoll, New York, N.Y. 2016 (nylpf.org)