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site specific. detailed work.

We are a creative and energetic team of diverse landscape architects who inject sophistication and integrity into each and every project. Our passion is design. Great design–Exciting design– Unexpected design–Design where function and form are indistinguishable.

We achieve this by skillfully handling a wide array of services, including land-use planning and master planning, public presentation and input, horticulture, fine garden design, construction documents, project management, and problem solving. All of our practice areas are approached with a focus and adherence to sustainability.

Our integrated group of professionals understands that every project is unique, and we know how to meet the needs of a variety of clients. We believe in establishing and achieving mutual visions and goals through clear communication and collaboration.

Steven Lee Johnson,



Steven Lee brings nearly 30 years of distinguished practice to the firm, which includes both public and private sector work throughout the eastern United States and Caribbean.  Prior to partnering with Matthew Sprouse in 2004, Steven Lee gained project experience in a wide variety of large-scale public and private projects throughout the Southeast.  His comprehensive project experience includes fine gardens, public parks and greenways, civic plazas, urban streetscapes, institutional and commercial developments. Clients, consultants and team members trust Steven Lee for his solid, forward-thinking methodologies.  His ability to produce distinct designs under tight timeframes and budgets makes Steven Lee valuable to the success of every project he leads.  

Steven Lee is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and The Garden Conservancy.  He is also a member of the Asheville Downtown Commission, Asheville Design Review Committee and graduate of Leadership Asheville.  He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the WNC Historical Association as well as three private Design Review Committees across the Asheville area.

Steven Lee received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia, School of Environmental Design in 1993 and received the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Certificate of Honor.

Matthew B. Sprouse​,



Matt is a founding partner at Sitework Studios. He started the firm as a full-service landscape architectural practice in June 2004. He, along with his partner Steven Lee Johnson, and exceptional staff, have grown the firm to be one of the most respected, comprehensive, full-service landscape architecture firm in the region.

As a managing partner, Matt brings a strong background in designing contextually driven landscapes in cities throughout the southeast. With 25+ years’ experience, he excels at successfully implementing complex programs with clear, distinct design solutions and find design inspiration in local histories, cultures, ecologies, and topographies. He works diligently to share a design vision with my client, the public, and local governments in clear, direct language. Through these skills, Matt helps Sitework Studios successfully leads complex designs through the layers of visioning, site analysis, entitlement, permitting, design, and completion.

Matt is a CLARB Certified Landscape Architect, and licensed in NC, TN, and SC. He is a past member of the Asheville Downtown Commission and served on its Design Review and Urban Design subcommittee. He is a charter member and past-president of Asheville’s River Arts District Business Association and also served on the Asheville Area River Redevelopment Commission's Design Review Board. Matt recently joined the Board of Directors of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville and serves as their chair on the infrastructure and facilities committee.

Matt is a seasoned speaker and has spoken at numerous events and conferences on the importance of proper design, the use of native plants and their impact on commercial and residential landscapes. He also frequently participates in student project reviews at his alma maters.

Matt received a Bachelor of Science in Design at Clemson University in 1995 and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design in 1998. He also received a Graduate Certificate in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development at the Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia in 1998.

Matt’s free time is spent enjoying the southern Appalachian Mountains; hiking, photographing, and camping with his family. You can also find him wandering in his mountain native, pollinator and wildlife friendly garden.

Suzanne Godsey,



Suzanne has been the key team member behind many of Sitework Studios’ prominent projects since the firm was founded in 2004. As Principal, she works closely with clients to ensure creative design and quality production are a part of every project. With 27 years of professional experience, she is fluent with all aspects of project documentation and communication roles. She leads teams through site analysis, design, graphic presentations, consultant coordination, construction documentation, and construction observation.

Suzanne leads the entitlement process for many of our more complex projects in North Carolina. She plays a vital role in representing clients with neighborhood groups and all governmental reviewing agencies.

Suzanne currently serves as vice-chair to the City of Asheville Board of Adjustment, is a volunteer with Helpmate and serves as a Guardian ad Litem in Buncombe County. In her spare time, Suzanne can be found hiking the vast trails of Western North Carolina or working in her garden.

Suzanne received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia. She is licensed in North Carolina and is a LEED accredited professional.

Amy Fahmy,​


Senior Landscape Architect
Project Manager
Lead Horticulturist

Amy has collaborated with Sitework Studios on fine garden designs since 2007.  Her experience in design and horticulture over the last 23 years has included some of the most notable entities in the Southeast.  Her role in management positions with both Richmond Hill Inn and Biltmore Farms included executing complex landscape forms representing the highest design and horticultural standards.  She has created and implemented designs for the preeminent gardens of our region, including the Biltmore Estate’s Walled Garden. Her talents in the initial design and master planning phases lead to constructed public spaces and gardens that serve as precedents in the landscape industry. In addition to her design expertise, Amy is a noted public speaker and educator throughout the southeast.

Amy’s extensive horticultural knowledge and advanced graduate studies in design enable her to manage a wide range of fine garden design commissions.  Her projects currently range from large residential garden master plans to small, intimate courtyards.

Amy received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1986 and a Masters of Landscape Architecture Degree in 1993, both from North Carolina State University where she was awarded the NC State Faculty Honor Award.  She currently is a member of the NC Association of Nurserymen, Perennial Plant Association and the Garden Writers Association.

Amy is a hiking and camping enthusiast, tackling some of the most beautiful and challenging trails in the Southern Appalachians, and, of course, her perennial border is the envy of her neighborhood.

Peter Stebbing,


Landscape Architect
Director of Operations

Peter joined Sitework Studios in 2011.  He previously worked with a leading land-planning firm in Charlotte, North Carolina.  With 25 years of experience, Peter excels in design, construction detailing and preparation of construction documents.  He also helps the firm run a tight ship, keeping our computers running smoothly with the latest software and managing details of day-to-day operations.

Peter’s extensive experience includes public park design, urban streetscapes, residential community master planning, conservation plans, illustrative renderings, and community amenity design.

Peter received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Auburn University in 1998 and is a registered landscape architect in North Carolina.

Gabriel Delerme, PLA

Associate, Landscape Architect

Gabriel has been with Sitework Studios since 2014.

From conceptual design to final construction, Gabriel manages projects that range from master planning, public parks, streetscapes, urban infill, subdivision design, and a wide range of mixed-use developments. He helps clients realize the true potential of their projects through creative yet detailed design solutions while meeting budgets and schedules.

Gabriel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Contracting from Pennsylvania State University as well as a Masters of Landscape Architecture from North Carolina State University. He’s what we call a true outdoorsman, enjoying hiking, hunting, and fishing. But his overall favorite thing to do is spend quality time with his wife and three kids.

Heather Ellen Brown, PLA

Landscape Architect

Heather joined Sitework Studios in 2021 with an eclectic background that includes having lived in seven states and South Korea. Before moving to Asheville, she worked for a landscape architecture firm whose work was focused on parks, greenways and the public realm of St. Louis, Missouri and the surrounding region.

Heather has a well-rounded skill set in all aspects of the design process. She creates engaging graphics that clearly illustrate ideas from conceptual design through master plan renderings. She is highly proficient in an array of software including AutoCAD Land F/X and Civil 3D, the Adobe Design Suite, Sketchup and Lumion. She enjoys the creative process, engaging with clients and incorporating color and organic geometry into site designs.

Heather received her Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture from Pennsylvania State University, completing both a semester in Rome, Italy and a year as an exchange student in Seoul, South Korea. Heather is also a visual artist who works in a variety of mediums including watercolor and acrylic paint.

Brian Melchionni

Land Planner

Brian joined the Sitework Studios team in 2021. With years of experience in the plant nursery industry, drafting in a multidisciplinary engineering firm, and training in ecological systems, he offers a multifaceted approach within a budding career. 

Through all phases of project development and design, Brian enjoys work concerning cultural landscapes, native planting design, civic and institutional master planning, and residential design. He assists project managers in all project phases, offering conceptual thinking and attention to detailed construction documentation.

Brian received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia as well as a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.  Outside the office, he is an avid rug collector and live music enthusiast.  

Megan McCreary

Architectural Designer

Megan joined Sitework Studios in 2023.  She previously worked in the architecture field, and has fifteen years of experience in commercial, residential, and millwork design and project management. She comes to Asheville by way of New Orleans, where she spent most of her career.
Megan has extensive experience in the field, and enjoys every aspect of a project- from the initial design to construction and completion. She has worked for general contractors and subcontractors, and enjoys bridging the challenges and goals of the design and construction industries. She brings working knowledge of construction detailing and a broad perspective of the design process.  

Megan received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008.

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