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Meet Our Team

James Royce and Lynne Giesecke, co-founders of Studio 2112 Landscape Architecture (2011), have collectively been practicing landscape architecture for over 30 years. Through their leadership the Studio strives to provide exceptional design and client service. They consistently work to improve on all aspects of the profession from design innovation and sustainable applications to schedule, budget management and client relationships.

Outside of the studio they teach, lecture, create, compete, perform and play. All of this makes them better practitioners and better people.

In addition to credentials as registered landscape architects, LEED AP, and certified Green Roof Professional (GRP), Studio 2112 is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)  and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in Massachusetts and WBE in Pennsylvania.


James Royce

James Royce

Principal

James is a registered landscape architect, LEED AP, and accredited green roof professional. With a background in environmental science and site engineering, James leads the Studio’s efforts in technical + sustainable design as well as the development of institutional projects. He brings extensive practical knowledge, business sense and professional relationships to Studio 2112. Formerly a Senior Associate and Project Director/Manager at Stephen Stimson Associates (SSA), James spent two years (1996-1998) working in the field of landscape architecture in Europe. James’ research interests lie in stormwater management techniques within site design, brownfield redevelopment and the metrics of sustainable and performance based landscapes, topics on which he has lectured both nationally and internationally.

Lynne Giesecke

Lynne Giesecke

Principal

Lynne is a registered landscape architect in Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. She leads the design generation within the Studio. She focuses the work on simple moves which accommodate environmental dynamics + program flexibility. Before launching Studio 2112 she was a Senior Landscape Architect + Project Manager at Stephen Stimson Associates. Prior to receiving her MLA at the Rhode Island School of Design she worked throughout New England as a mountain guide and outdoor educator. She has brought her experience of living in the natural world to the practice of landscape architecture. With her undergraduate degree in geology, her design interests are rooted in ecological context and systems.

Shira Davis

Shira Davis

Landscape Architect

Shira is a project manager at Studio 2112 overseeing institutional and residential projects. Always on the border of science and design, Shira brings the rigor and critical thinking of her scientific background to conceptual design. She strives to apply functional and practical design in an imaginative way to create compelling spaces.

Prior to joining Studio 2112, Shira worked in Toronto where she specialized in public realm and educational landscapes including parks, active transportation and school yards. Shira holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto and is a licensed Landscape Architect in Canada.

Tim Nickerson

Tim Nickerson

Senior Landscape Architect

Tim Nickerson, RLA, ASLA joined Studio 2112 in 2018 as a Sr. Landscape Architect. With an eye towards practicality and constructability, Tim’s work is focused on preparing construction and technical documents for the firm’s most intricate projects.Previously, he was a project manager at Verdant Landscape Architecture and at a design/build firm for six years. Tim earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.He is a licensed landscape architect in Massachusetts.

Tim’s focus on community improvement extends beyond his professional work.He served his hometown of Nashua, NH on the Board of Education and Board of Aldermen, where he served on the building committee for Nashua High North and Nashua High South.He was also the chair and founder of the Nashua International Design Competition.Tim is a past President of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.Outside the office, Tim can be found motorcycling around the northeast or continuing his quest to bake a bread from every country.

Patrick Beals

Patrick Beals

Landscape Designer

Patrick joins us as a native New Englander with a diverse background in design, fine art, and mechanic fabrication. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from RISD, and studying endemic design practices in India and Sri Lanka, he settled back into New England life. His favorite tree is a Tamarack [Larix laricina], which reminds him of the boglands of Northern Maine, his home.

With an endless curiosity of unseen worlds surrounding us, Patrick seeks to bring the ubiquitous, the never-before-seen, and the forgotten to the forefront of our designed spaces through what is, in essence, landscape architecture. Away from work, Patrick enjoys the muscle car that he built, tinkering on airplanes, and programming robotics that sense and store environmental data.

Hannah Germiat

Hannah Germiat

Landscape Designer

Hannah joined Studio 2112 as a Landscape Designer. Having previously worked at firms in Boston as well as her hometown in Seattle, she obtained her Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Northeastern University in May 2016, and joined Studio 2112 shortly after.

Hannah contributes to all areas of the design process, from conceptual to construction phases. She is interested in integrated and biodynamic landscapes, as well as great food and fabulous wines!

Lauren Schunk

Lauren Schunk

Landscape Designer

Lauren joined Studio 2112 in May 2018 as a Landscape Designer. Since joining the firm, she has contributed to all stages of the design process, from production throughout schematic and design development phases to construction documentation. Lauren brings strong graphic skills, conceptual hand sketching ability, and attention to detail to each project.

Lauren received her MLA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017 and taught as a Lecturer Iowa State University the following year. She has an undergraduate degree in urban planning from Cornell and spent several years professionally as a transportation planner prior to earning her MLA. She brings her experience of big-picture thinking from her planning background to each design project. Outside of work, Lauren spends her time outdoor rock climbing, volunteering at the MSPCA, and painting.

Piper

Piper

Moral Support

Piper joins us from northern Maine and is the happiest person to come in the door in the morning and most excited to leave at night.  He is a much happier person than his picture depicts, he's just a little camera shy.  Piper provides a steady, grounding presence in the office and would like us to design more with cheese.