About Us

STUDIO HIP is a design collaborative which partners Landscape Architects and Designers, Environmental Educators, Artists and Certified Arborists in the pursuit of creative place making, innovative master planning efforts, recreational open space design and implementation. We are a woman owned business lead by design professionals who bring to the firm over thirty-five years of award winning design and technical expertise in the field of landscape architecture. Our goals are to promote healthier communities through environmental education, design excellence, sustainability, storm water management and art in the landscape. Community outreach and collaboration is at the core to our work. We strongly believe that communities should be active participants in the design of their neighborhoods. We listen to their needs and advocate for their voices to be heard.

Studio HIP promotes environmentally responsible design and through thoughtful analysis of each site’s unique ecology and through our in depth knowledge of the inherent opportunities and constraints of development initiatives we craft sustainable solutions.  Studio HIP’s success is based on maximizing a sites’ potential both environmentally, horticulturally, artistically and balancing those design objectives without losing site of constructability, Affordability and long term maintainability. We work diligently on behalf of communities protecting trees and promoting canopy cover.

Our professional services include:

Landscape Architecture
Master Planning and Creative Place Making
Site Analysis
Open Space Design
Construction Documentation
Estimates of Probable Cost
Construction Administration
Certified Arborist Services 

Our Team

Elizabeth Hand-Fry, RLA, ASLA


Principal Landscape Architect

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Melissa Potter Ix, ASLA, ISA


Principal Designer

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Todd Potter


Managing Principal

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Jaclyn Tyler, AIA LEED AP bd+c


Senior Architect - Project Manager

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Kina Park


Project Manager - Assistant Designer

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Madeline Pursell


Project Manager - Assistant Designer

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