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Ann P. Stokes, Principal, opened her firm in November 1998 with the goal of providing a full service design office offering campus and master planning, urban and garden design services.


Ms. Stokes has over 22 years of professional experience spanning campus, residential and commercial design from master planning to detailed custom design.  She is a Norfolk native, a 1993 graduate of the University of Virginia Graduate School of Architecture and a 1984 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association and is licensed to practice landscape architecture in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland and New York.  In addition, Ms. Stokes was Chair of the Board of Trustees of Norfolk Botanical Garden for four years and a member of the board for nine. She is a charter member of, and currently the Chair of the Norfolk Public Arts Commission. as well as a member of the Virginia Stage Company board of trustees


Some of her current and recent projects include the Arts District Improvements and 49th Street Beautification at Old Dominion University; site design for phase 3 of the Integrated Science Center, a 113,000 sf building which is part of an interconnected and truly integrated science complex in the heart of the College of William & Mary; the renovation and addition for Gilmer Hall Science Center as well as the landscape architectural services for the New Student Center at Hampden-Sydney College; the new building for the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and the newly completed College of Business and Economics at Radford University; a landscape master plan and redesign of the CISAT Campus Dining Hall at James Madison University and a master plan for the Great Lawn at Christopher Newport University


Other notable projects include site design for the expansion of the General Douglas MacArthur Memorial Museum in downtown Norfolk; a landscape masterplan for the Ghent Square community; landscape architectural design at Pembroke Park that will redefine the once car-centric and somewhat bleak office park into an urban destination for workers, shoppers and residents at the main intersection of Virginia Beach’s Town Center; and design of a memorial garden for a Navy Seal team, combining glass, metal, stone and simple but lush planting to create an oasis in the middle of a busy Naval Base.  Among her residential projects are the renovation and re-envisioning of a 1922 waterfront home in Norfolk; a master plan and site design for a 300-acre estate near Ann Arbor, Michigan, and residences in Northampton and Accomack Counties, Norfolk, Gloucester, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia.


Prior to establishing her practice, Ann Stokes, CLA, ASLA, spent five years with Robert A. M. Stern Architects in New York where she became the associate in charge of the landscape department.

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