Ms. Gilles-Smith, is the founding Principal of Ground Inc., a landscape architecture and public art practice based in Somerville, MA. The firm prides itself on its ability to artfully unite aesthetics, sustainability and functionality. Shauna holds professional degrees from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and the University of British Columbia. She has been honored with numerous awards and has taught and lectured widely. Trained first as an architect and urban designer, her shift to landscape architecture was motivated by the desire to shape exceptional moments of the public realm.