About Acorn Landscape Architecture

Acorn Landscapes is a fully licensed award winning woman owned (WBE) Landscape Architectural firm in St. Louis Missouri who has provided environmentally focused, cost effective, community strengthening and beautiful landscapes for both commercial and residential clients for over a decade.

Mary Francois Deweese – Principal

Lead Architect and Company Owner, Mary Francois Deweese

Principal Architect and
Acorn Landscapes Owner,
Mary Francois Deweese

Mary received her Masters degree in Landscape Architecture and Certificate in Community and Regional Planning from Kansas State University with Highest Honors.  She has received recognition for her work from the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, the National Park Service, and the US Green Building Council. She also teaches courses on sustainable site design as an adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University.

 

Additional Activities and Memberships:

  • ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects – Member.
  • US Green Building Council – Member and Sponsor
  • Adjunct Professor Saint Louis University
  • Blog – AcornLandscapesBlog.com – Professional Topics in Landscape Architecture and Planning, Coming Soon
  • Blog – Sprawlstainable.com – Living Green in the Suburbs
  • Winner American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for the design of Ely Luther Smith National Park Garden.
  • Winner American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award for the design of Luther Ely Smith National Park Garden
  • Winner American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for the William A. Kerr Foundation 1st Platinum LEED building in the City of St. Louis
  • Greening the Heartland Convention – St. Louis 2008 – Program Committee Member
  • National Garden Clubs – Life Member
  • Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri – Life Member
  • Forsythia Garden Club – Member – Past President
  • Certificate of Emphasis in Community and Regional Planning Kansas State University
  • The American Society of Landscape Architects Graduate Merit Award
  • Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award
  • Dr. Robert P. Ealy Award
  • Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri Scholarship winner
  • Keynote Speaker – Federated Garden Club of Missouri State Convention
  • National Council of State Garden Clubs Scholarship winner
  • Sigma Lambda Alpha National Honor Society – Member.
  • Summa Cum Laude