As an Associate Principal at MNLA, Martha Desbiens has been an integral part of the firm since 2016, contributing her wealth of expertise in designing and orchestrating complex landscape projects. With a Master's in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, Martha brings over 20 years of extensive design experience at various scales. Her focus has expanded into the specialized domain of academic and medical campus planning, where her strategic insights seamlessly foster learning, wellness, and community engagement but also champion environmental stewardship, shaping landscapes that harmonize with nature and inspire future-focused practices.
As a key contributor at MNLA, Martha orchestrates the intricate daily facets of projects with finesse. Her leadership ensures coordination among team members while maintaining a keen focus on timelines and deliverables. Martha's diverse portfolio showcases a range of projects, including green roof design, public plazas, and campuses. Her dedication lies in incorporating innovative design techniques, seamlessly integrating environmental, economic, and aesthetic elements of sustainable design to create beauty within green spaces. Together, Martha and MNLA are expanding their reach, actively pursuing projects in diverse locations to positively impact the built environment through landscape architecture.