Meet Your Team
Tavis Dockwiller is founder, principal landscape architect and guiding influence for viridian landscape studio. Viridian develops a site’s unique sense of place in fresh, creative ways that heal ecological systems and make places for people. Galvanizing this process, Tavis provides strategic counsel to organizations based on their long-term objectives. She is expert in developing consensus between multiple stakeholders, advocating for full client and stakeholder participation. Her efforts result in designs that give people meaningful ways to engage with the environment – to play, learn and relax.
In 2011 Tavis celebrated the publication of High Performance Landscape Guidelines, 21st Century Parks for New York City for which she was a primary author. The sustainability guidelines for the city’s 29,000 acres of parkland are causing a paradigm shift in the way NY parks are conceived, built and maintained.
Tavis reveals a site’s unique character in fresh, creative ways. She is comfortable in both planning and design roles. This allows her to respond to challenges not only by developing clear over-arching goals, but also by employing her thorough understanding of design and construction resulting in beautiful, enduring, cost effective work.
She firmly believes that problem solving should be fun; client-consultant teams can make a difference to the world both socially and environmentally; and design solutions should be practical and lyrical.
Tavis Dockwiller, Principal
Suzanna Fabry received her BA in Geography from the University of Arizona and her Master of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech. Inspired by the beauty of Bucks County’s landscapes and distressed by its transformation from bucolic pastoral farmland to suburban sprawl, Suzanna focused her career on sustainable and low impact design. Her time in the arid Southwest made her keenly aware of the preciousness of our freshwater resources. She has carried this concern for water resources into her landscape architecture work where she continually seeks approaches to restore the hydrologic process to its pre-development patterns.
From 2000 to 2004 Suzanna worked at WRT where she was exposed to all facets of design, from planning, to architecture, to landscape architecture. Here she gained a strong technical background while working on varied projects such as the award winning HUB Plaza design at Penn State to a native planting plan for the Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle Pennsylvania.
In 2005 Suzanna joined Viridian Landscape Studio where she has enjoyed applying her belief in sustainable design to built projects. Projects which Suzanna has functioned as project manager for Viridian are the award winning Kid Zoo U Children’s Zoo & Education Center at the Philadelphia Zoo; Mollie Dodd Anderson Library, Newtown Pa; and Master Plan of the Core for The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, Audubon PA.
Suzanna has worked on large scale planning projects such as an environmental impact assessment for a two hundred mile power-line over the Blue Ridge Mountain landscape to intimate courtyard design at the University of Pennsylvania. She has developed site designs which synthesize beauty, function and sustainability. In all of her work Suzanna aims to design for the future generations that will inherit our landscapes.
Suzanna Fabry, Director of Design
Victor Trujillo is a capable and broadly experienced design consultant, with a BA from the university of Southern California and an MLA from The University of New Mexico. His interests in public space and sustainable design inform his understanding of the environments we live in.
He is an advocate for the development of vibrant public spaces, and believes in the ability of place-making to engage, connect and nourish. He values creative, responsible and context-sensitive design practices, engaging these principles through his work on both private and public-sector projects. Victor integrates his technical and artistic background with low impact design techniques to create landscapes that reflect local character and values, while his strong understanding of project needs and graphic communication results in a systematic approach to design and construction documentation. His portfolio includes master plans, streetscape improvements, transportation projects, playgrounds, educational landscapes, and environmental graphics.
Victor Trujillo, Landscape Architect
Daina Higgins received her MFA from City University of New York, Queens College and her BFA from The School of Visual Arts. She has extensive experience maintaining and managing art studio practices and was active in the creative community of New York City until she moved to Philadelphia in 2011. Daina is passionate about the beauty of vernacular architecture and the everyday lived experience in urban sites.
From 2011 to 2018 Daina worked at KieranTimberlake as a Project Administrator, supporting the Associates and Project Architects on architectural design teams as well as interfacing with the Finance Director by tracking fees and expenses on projects, including keeping track of all construction submittals and RFIs for the New London Embassy in London, UK. During her tenure, Daina helped KieranTimberlake grow from 30 to 120 employees by structuring and streamlining operations.
Also an active artist, Daina’s paintings of urban scenes of Philadelphia were chosen for the Pennsylvania Convention Center West Wing Art Collection (PCC Art in 2016). In June of 2017 she installed four paintings outside of Hall E. The work was purchased through the capital expansion percent for art fund and is on view for all visitors to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
In 2018 Daina joined the Viridian team. She enjoys working for a firm that espouses sustainable design and is strongly integrated in the local community of Philadelphia, PA.
Daina Higgins, Bookkeeper-Operations Manager