Georgianna 'Georgi' Wells grew up in Nyack, New York on the banks of the Hudson River which she explored early in life as her playground, art studio and science laboratory. She delighted in the natural world and created art inspired by her discoveries there. During high school she attended the Putney School in Vermont, located on a working dairy farm that the students run. At Putney she learned the fundamentals of organic gardening and progressive education rooted in community building, experiential, and project based learning. In 2001 Georgi founded and operated a small business designing, installing and maintaining residential gardens.
Throughout college Georgi worked as an intern at a permaculture farm in Costa Rica where she gained hands on knowledge of tropical agroforestry and watershed restoration. Inspired by the ecological design principles she learned there, Georgie sought tools for community planning and green infrastructure and went on to earn a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse University. While there, she focused in urban ecology and worked as a teaching assistant in the undergraduate landscape architecture studio instructing students in design theory, drawing, drafting and critique. Her graduate study and design work focused on urban watershed restoration best practices, public open space and landscapes of learning.
After graduate school Georgi spent two years in the Southwest, gardening and installing low water usage irrigation and rainwater harvesting systems. That landscape taught her that every drop of water is precious. This idea continues to infuse her work designing landscapes and natural drainage systems. Currently Georgie owns and operates a landscape design and fine gardening business specializing in residential and urban design and rain gardens. She is a former member of the Piermont Parks Commission, currently serves on the Orangetown Shade Tree Commission, and is a member of the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance. When she is not digging in the dirt she enjoys teaching yoga, hiking with her dog Daisy, and making art.
I design places that embody connection to the natural world, celebrate it's beauty and make visible or 'daylight' the natural processes that sustain life on earth. Employing site specific and ecologically sensitive design principles I transform outdoor space into places for gathering, recreation and retreat. Working hands on I guide each project from concept through construction and follow up care. Design practice and portfolio include residential landscape and garden design and installation, urban design, community vision planning, commercial landscape design, parks / public open space, and green infrastructure projects.
MLArch: Landscape Architecture, Urban Ecology :Syracuse University, SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY,
B.A.: Visual Arts, Bennington College, Bennington, VT,
Drawings & Renderings
Organic Plant Care