The Team

Paige Shaw
I received my BA in Fine Arts from Stetson University in 1979 and a BLA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 1983. Before beginning my Atlanta-based practice in 1995, I had the privilege to work for, and learn from, two of the premiere landscape architects in the U.S.: Edward Pinckney in his Charleston, South Carolina offices, and Edward Daugherty of Atlanta, Georgia.

My scope of experience is comprised of residential and institutional projects throughout the South, including: The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Trinity Presbyterian Church, and the Cathedral of Saint Philip. Some of my works have been seen in Outdoor Living Trends Magazine, Home & Living Trends, Veranda, Cottage Living, and Custom Home Outdoors.

I am currently licensed and registered as a Landscape Architect in Georgia and South Carolina.

John Phipps
John earned his BA in Psychology from Davidson College in 1975 and his BLA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 1985. John’s diverse experience includes working with HDR/WL Jorden, a prominent civil engineering and landscape architect group; John Howard and Associates, a boutique, Atlanta-based landscape architecture firm specializing in prominent residential design; and Fulton County General Services department where he designed and managed many public projects — including a venue for the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. John also brings with him a keen interest in travel; he has been all over the world, studying gardens and landscape architecture — all of which is reflected in his work.

John is a longtime member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and is a registered and licensed landscape architect in Georgia.

Jim Griffith
Our Charlotte, NC partner Jim Griffith brings more than 20 years of experience and a broad perspective to our group. He earned a BS of Horticulture from the University of Kentucky in 1977 and a BLA in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia in 1985. Before creating his own company in 2000, Jim worked with some of the preeminent landscape firms in the Southeast, with a major focus on high-end residential projects. These companies include: Robinson-Sorenson Landscape Architecture and The Newell Group in Raleigh, and Zimmerman-Lindberg Landscape Architecture in Charlotte.

Jim is a also a longtime member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and is a registered and licensed landscape architect in North Carolina.