As principal and founder of Artemis Landscape Architects, Tara M Vincenta, RLA, ASLA, brings 30 years of experience and leadership in designing diverse landscapes including environmental and regional planning studies, multi-family housing, corporate, institutional and private residential work.
She plays a major role on every project from schematic design through construction administration. Her excellence in design, graphic skills, communication, and horticultural expertise has set her apart and under her direction the firm has won numerous awards from the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects as well as two Innovation in Design Awards from Connecticut Cottages and Gardens.
She holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where she graduated with honors. She earned a professional development Certificate of Merit from the School of the Chicago Botanic Garden in Healthcare Garden Design.
Ms. Vincenta began her career in Denver, Colorado working on regional scale visual impact assessment studies for energy and transportation corridors. She then spent several years working with a large multi-disciplinary firm on an array of projects including site planning and design for corporate parks, urban plazas, commercial office buildings and mountain resort development.
During her years in the west, she developed a keen interest and expertise in designing with drought tolerant, native and sustainable plantings. She has expanded and carried this knowledge of natural systems forward in all of her work. Ms. Vincenta relocated to Connecticut and expanded her career designing private and therapeutic landscapes. With a strong commitment to the connection between nature, landscapes and public health, Ms.Vincenta designed the award winning, nature based SOL (Sequential Outdoor Learning) Environment as a way of addressing the needs of the over one million children with autism. Ms. Vincenta generously volunteers her time on a pro-bono basis for many community oriented projects.