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with a focus on sustainability.

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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.

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.

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.

Walter Guidry

Land Planner

Meet Walter Guidry, a valued member of Sitework Studios since 2023. With a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Studies from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Walter brings a solid foundation to his role. Before joining our team, he immersed himself in the enchanting world of fine gardens in Charleston, SC.

Walter's expertise lies in designing landscapes, small and large scale, for a diverse range of clients. His in-depth experience in the field over the last decade has honed his skills as an exceptional project manager. Walter's approach combines functionality, creativity, and a keen eye for detail, resulting in the development of robust and imaginative designs.

His passion for creating outdoor spaces that leave a lasting impression is evident in every project he undertakes. With Walter Guidry on board, Sitework Studios continues to deliver exceptional landscape designs, enriching the outdoor experiences of our clients.

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