|Board Member Bio Anne Guillette|
Anne Guillette, MLA, LEED AP, GRP
Anne Guillette is the owner of LID Rainsavers LLC, a rainwater harvesting business which evolved out of her many years of owning the Low Impact Design Studio, a small, women-owned firm with a focus on environmental site design (ESD, LID) solutions for municipal and commercial sites (new construction & redevelopment). Ms. Guillette's passion is urban stormwater retrofits, or as she says, "Attacking and disconnecting the existing urban infrastructure" by utilizing 'green' technologies such as water harvesting & reuse, bioretention (rain gardens), pervious concrete/permeable paving, green roofs and native landscaping. The firm provides assistance with watershed assessments, master planning, stormwater management design, landscape design, permitting, project management, construction oversight, grant writing and project administration.
Ms. Guillette is a LEED Accredited Professional with a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and has worked directly with national and regional stormwater experts. She has designed, permitted and constructed hundreds of projects in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ms. Guillette has served on environmental councils, green roof and urban tree task forces, green infrastructure, as well as County and community planning advisory boards.
Ms. Guillette is a part-time employee at the Center for Watershed Protection, a participating Board Member of the Chesapeake Stormwater Network, and an Adjunct Professor at Anne Arundel Community College where she has trained landscape contractors on bioretention design, construction, and maintenance. She works with numerous Chesapeake Bay watershed organizations and is actively involved in training landscape professionals and Watershed Stewards. A former USGBC-NCR (DC) Board Member, Ms. Guillette has authored LID reference materials & publications, and has presented at National Low Impact Development Conferences and international LID forums. Ms. Guillette attended the 2012 ARCSA national conference in Raleigh, North Carolina and completed the AP (accredited professional workshop.)
If Ms. Guillette is not traveling with friends to a blues festival she is playing in her sandbox called her yard, boating, or collecting unusual stones on the shore. Otherwise she is serving the environmental community in some capacity such as sweet talking a hard-nosed environmental nay-sayer, visiting a potential project site in the rain, doing pro bono design work, helping a Watershed Steward, or organizing/volunteering a rain garden planting day.
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