Carolyn Mitchell PLA provides planning and design services for green infrastructure integrated with urban space.  Carolyn has been recognized for her innovative approach to planning for a sustainable public realm for federal, state, and local agencies. Her work in the urban environment emphasizes tree canopy and she provides consulting as a certified arborist and qualified professional for forest stand delineation and forest conservation planning. She has provided detailed design and visual impact analysis for street reconstruction projects nationwide.  
Liberty Island Statue Mall and Flag Plaza Restoration
Image: Michael Brooks, Alamy
Carolyn Mitchell provided pre-design through construction phase services for the renovation of one of the nation's most iconic landscapes. The design repaired damage to the landscape from Superstorm Sandy and updated the materials and arboriculture to ensure a resilient landscape capable of hosting up to 35,000 visitors per day.  The project was completed as Principal Landscape Architect for Louis Berger, Inc.​​​​​​​
Oregon Avenue Watershed Green Streets
Image: Oliver Boehm
Working with Volkert Engineering, Carolyn Mitchell led the planning and design of a watershed-wide green infrastructure project as Principal Landscape Architect for Louis Berger, Inc.  The project installed stormwater best management practices on streets contributing runoff to Rock Creek and its tributaries in northwest Washington, DC.  The plan was completed for DDOT and coordinated with DOEE and DC Water. The District obtained permission to meet its Clean Water Act compliance mandate through green infrastructure in lieu of a more invasive treatment plant and tunnel system making it critical that green streets absorb every gallon of stormwater possible.  This project innovated a way to efficiently evaluate opportunities for bioretention and pervious pavement features to maximize water quality volume treated. 
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