Joe Geller FASLA
Joseph Geller is a Senior Principal of Stantec Consulting Inc. where he plays a leadership role as Practice Area Leader for Planning and Landscape Architecture for the firm as well as Regional Leader for the New England region. In 2007 Stantec acquired Joe's firm Geller DeVellis, a landscape architecture and Civil Engineering firm with a 25 year history in the Boston area.
Joe has been active in the BAC as a studio Instructor and is a member of the Nominations and Membership Committee. He also has served as Presidentof the Boston Society of Landscape Architects. In 2011 he was named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Joe's interest in the green industry started at an early age, as a high school student he did an independent work study program with a local landscape contractor and nursery business. He worked his junior and senior year's summers for a landscape contractor and then attended the University Of Massachusetts Stockbridge School Of Agriculture earning an A.S. degree in Landscape Technology. Upon graduation from U. Mass. Joe attended the University of Toronto and received a BLA degree in 1980. Upon graduation he started a design build business which he ran for a year before accepting a job with John Wacker and Associates where he spent three years training as a landscape architect. At JWA he managed a number of projects most notably Drumlin Farm in Lincoln for the Mass. Audubon Society. In 1983 Joe founded Geller Associates.
While passionate about design and the traditional practice of landscape architecture, Joe enjoys the permitting and approvals process and the strategic side of project development. This interest led to his being involved in local politics in his home town of Brookline where he has served as a Town Meeting Member, member of the Transportation Board and member of the Board of Selectmen for twelve years serving as Chairman of the Board for three years. He also served on the Board of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy where he was the Chairman of that Board for four years.