Elena Brescia joined SCAPE in 2005, after 12 years of practice, and became a Partner in 2007. Elena plays a crucial role in the firm, advancing ideas throughout the design process from concept to built form. She excels at bringing a project from the schematic stage into documentation and construction, and has critical project organization experience and a reputation for thoroughness and attention to detail. Her background in the fine arts and conservation has fostered a deep interest for the creative process and the importance of remaining faithful to its integrity. She understands the value of preservation as well as the need for innovative and forward thinking, and believes that judicious interventions can both protect and enhance our environment.

Elena earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Fordham University in 1985, receiving the Sophocles Papanicolaou Award for Excellence in Art History and Studio Art, and earned a Master of Landscape Architecture in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania, at which time she received the ASLA Certificate of Honor. 

Professional Registration
Landscape Architect: New York, Illinois, Virginia, Texas
CLARB Certified

ASLA Council of Fellows, 2015

Honorary Vice President, Fine Arts Federation, 2014-present
President, Fine Arts Federation, 2010-2014

Board of Directors, Fine Arts Federation, 2006-present