Tomi Landis is a story-teller. Before becoming a landscape designer, Tomi brought many stories to a national audience as an Emmy award-winning television producer. Twenty years into that career, she felt an internal shift. She eventually surrendered to the impulse, and went from the media world to the natural world.
Led by a desire to tell stories through landscape, she left television, enrolled at The George Washington University and used the next four years to earn a Masters’ Degree in Landscape Design with a specialty in sustainable practices.
Landscaping projects replace film projects
Tomi took the skills that made her a successful producer and channeled them into her new vocation: landscape designer. Her vision of the whole picture and ability to break down projects into separate elements of design and execution, made for a seamless transition to Landis Garden Design. It was a decision that gives her a sense of personal satisfaction–and responsibility for fulfilling the dreams of her clients.
Design that honors the landscape
The Landis Garden Design approach to landscape design utilizes thorough site assessment and follows Tomi’s commitment to make landscapes fit the site, rather than remake the site to fit the design. Our outdoor living spaces provide habitat for beneficial insects, butterflies and songbirds. And that translates into landscapes that are dynamic, full of life and largely self-sustaining.
Landis Garden Design projects range from complete landscape design master plans, to residential garden installations in small urban spaces, to expansive outdoor room designs and shoreline restorations for residences in the Washington DC metro area including Bethesda, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia. The firm also designs and installs commercial landscapes such as the memorial, Havel’s Place, on the Georgetown University campus.