Elena believes in the power of the public realm and is dedicated to constructing high quality landscapes of lasting significance.

Elena Brescia


Elena is a Registered Landscape Architect and Partner at SCAPE. During her 25 years of practice, Elena has designed and built landscapes across a variety of scales. She helps develop ideas throughout the design process from concept to built form and excels at bringing a project from the schematic stage into documentation and construction, with 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.

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, where she received an ASLA Certificate of Honor.


Landscape Architect: New York, Illinois, Virginia, Texas, Ontario
CLARB Certified


ASLA Council of Fellows, 2015

Honorary Vice President, Fine Arts Federation, 2014-2017
President, Fine Arts Federation, 2010-2014
Board of Directors, Fine Arts Federation, 2006-present