Cherisse Otis Landscape Architect

Cherisse Otis, PLA, LEED AP

Associate

Biography

Cherisse Otis joined Mahan Rykiel in November 2007 shortly after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  There she was inducted into the Sigma Lambda Alpha Landscape Architecture Honor Society and received the ASLA Honor Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.

Cherisse believes landscape architects have a unique role in bridging design, engineering, ecology, art, and environmental justice.  She concentrates on socially and environmentally impactful projects, striving to enhance civic spaces for the greater good, specifically through park design, community engagement, campus design, green infrastructure, and transportation planning.  Currently, Cherisse is engaged in the site and planting designs for multiple Baltimore City Public Schools and various phases Blandair
Regional Park.

Peng Gu, Associate Principal
President
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Cathy Snellinger, Vice President/Chief Financial Officer
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Tom McGilloway, Principal
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Mark Pelusi, Associate Principal
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Matt Renauld, PLA Associate Principal
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Ken Schmidt, PLA, ASLA
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Terry Burns, Senior Associate
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Jason Castillo, PLA, Associate Principal
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Ryan Cosgrove, Associate, Landscape Designer
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Jeff Dube, Landscape Designer
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Saba Hamidi, Landscape Designer
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Michael Humes, PLA Associate Principal
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Rudraksha Jhaveri, Associate
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Steve Kelly, Associate Principal
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Elaine Ku, Landscape Designer
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Joseph McGinley, Landscape Designer
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Amina Mohamed, Landscape Designer
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Megan Griffith, AICP Associate Urban Designer + Planner
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Cherisse Otis Landscape Architect
Associate
James Sink, Landscape Architect
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JoAnn Trach Tongson, PLA, LEED AP BD+C,
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