environment . rainwater . landscape
Principal/Owner Anne Guillette is the owner of LID Studio, a small, women-owned firm with a focus on environmental site design (ESD, LID) solutions for municipal and commercial sites (new construction & redevelopment). Ms. Guillette’s passion is urban stormwater retrofits, or as she says, “Attacking and disconnecting the existing urban infrastructure” by utilizing ‘green’ technologies such as water harvesting & reuse, bioretention (rain gardens), pervious concrete/permeable paving, green roofs and native landscaping. The firm provides assistance with watershed assessments, master planning, stormwater management design, landscape design, permitting, project management, construction oversight, grant writing and project administration. Anne also formed LID RainSavers, a rainwater harvesting biz which emerged from the passion of embracing and (re)using rainwater as a resource for each and every household and business as we look forward to a future with water challenges.
Ms. Guillette is a LEED Accredited Professional with a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and has worked directly with national and regional stormwater experts. She has designed, permitted and constructed hundreds of projects in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ms. Guillette has served on environmental councils, green roof and urban tree task forces, green infrastructure, as well as County and community planning advisory boards. Ms. Guillette is a part-time employee at the Center for Watershed Protection, a participating Board Member of the Chesapeake Stormwater Network, and an Adjunct Professor at Anne Arundel Community College where she has trained landscape contractors on bioretention design, construction, and maintenance. She works with numerous Chesapeake Bay watershed organizations and is actively involved in training landscape professionals and Watershed Stewards. A former USGBC-NCR (DC) Board Member, Ms. Guillette has authored LID reference materials & publications, and has presented at National Low Impact Development Conferences and international LID forums. If Ms. Guillette is not traveling with friends to a blues festival she is playing in her sandbox called her yard, boating, or collecting unusual stones on the shore. Otherwise she is serving the environmental community in some capacity such as sweet talking a hard-nosed environmental nay-sayer, visiting a potential project site in the rain, doing pro bono design work, helping a Watershed Steward, or organizing/volunteering a rain garden planting day.
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