“A GARDEN IS AN INVESTMENT IN HEALTH.”
Shelby Batalla, Landscape Designer
Over the last decade, Shelby has created a portfolio of work that combines sophisticated landscape architecture with sustainable ecological systems. Her innovative designs bring unity and cohesion to places where people live, work, and play. From restoration ecology to environmental planning, Shelby is working diligently to construct models of biodiversity with best environmental landscape practices. For her, it’s all about working with nature, and not against it. Shelby is well versed in the field of architecture and has a deep understanding of its history, landscape design, and fine art. She has a BA from Trinity College, a masters from Rhode Island School of Design, and was the recipient of the American Society of Landscape Architecture Graduate Merit Award for her thesis. Recently, she was awarded a Placemaking Grant from Downtown Long Beach Associates and a Micro Grant from the Arts Council for her ‘Precious Cargo’ solar-powered urban furniture and public art installation.