Beth Franz, a Partner with Quennell Rothschild & Partners, has a keen appreciation for the natural world and feels that a landscape architect’s role includes the responsibility for the preservation of natural features and systems in the development of any open space. Her many designs enhance and provide a respite from the urban experience and invite the public to share in the story of place that is unique to every site.
Beth excels as a project liaison, translating ideas into form, building consensus, navigating public agency processes and shepherding projects through construction. Ms Franz is adept at balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders and leading large design teams through complex long-term projects. Notable projects include her work on several New York waterfront parks such as The Battery in New York City, Port Jefferson’s Harborfront Park and Scenic Hudson Park at Peekskill, campus landscapes at Trinity College, Sarah Lawrence College and Barnard College, and her work in historically important New York landscapes like Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, and Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
Ms Franz is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s School of Environmental Design, the State University of New York at Farmingdale, and Ohio University. She has appeared as a guest lecturer and reviewer at City College and Columbia University.