Professional Profile: Debra De Vries-Dalton, LEED AP, ASLA 2016

Debra De Vries-Dalton - 2016

Name: Debra De Vries-Dalton - 2016

Title: Landscape Designer

Company: Aris Land Studio

Location: Bridgeport, Connecticut

Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey

Education: BS in Landscape Architecture, University of Connecticut; MBA in Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies, University of Connecticut

BS in Biology, University of Connecticut

What your firm does now and its plans for the future?  Aris Land Studio, a landscape architecture firm, creates environmentally sound designs within our practice of site planning and design for municipal, educational, commercial, recreational, and residential clients.

Favorite novel: “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand

Keys to success:  Be passionate about following your interests, and be willing to go the extra mile to help others while taking steps in achieving your own goals.

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?  I thoroughly enjoy my work in the landscape architecture profession would not switch. It is my second profession.  My first profession was as a commercial real estate investment advisor where I provided site planning, feasibility studies, and acquisitions of commercial real estate properties nationwide for pension fund clients.  I changed careers to pursue my passion in creating environmentally sensitive site designs.