Micah Lipscomb brings a holistic approach to the way he designs landscapes. Growing up on a farm in rural Georgia, he has an intimate relationship with the natural world stemming from a childhood spent roaming the woods close to home. He found landscape design to be the intersection of this innate appreciation for nature as well as a drive to connect people through creativity.
His designs for public places demonstrate that the unpredictability of nature does not have to be an obstacle, but an asset. In Gainesville, Florida, Micah chose to elevate a common problem—rainwater and runoff—from a destructive element of the street to a public amenity: by realigning the existing gutter system, stormwater finds street side grasses and trees first, not sewers. He also envisioned a better future for the Beltline in Atlanta, a long strip of abandoned and polluted industrial land, that through planting and repaving has been transformed into a vibrant pedestrian green space.
Micah’s landscapes are timeless and rooted in an appreciation for the environment. His work brings people closer to nature, but also closer to each other.