Lissa Thompson, ASLA, LEED AP

Lissa Thompson joined Ritchie Smith in 1986 to expand the practice based on their shared philosophical goals of creating an enhanced quality of life through better design and stewardship of the physical environment. A longtime advocate for sustainability, she became one of the first LEED accredited landscape architects in the region. She has managed complex planning projects for the firm, driven by a commitment to community and the public realm. Her landscape designs are informed by her background in fine art. Lissa participates in the advancement of the profession through teaching. She has been a guest professor at the University of Arkansas, where she served two terms on the School of Architecture Dean's Advisory Board. A licensed landscape architect, she earned her Master in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Key Projects

Memphis Park Commission Facilities Master Plan
Overton Park Improvements, Phases I-IV
Memphis Botanic Garden
Grandview and Shivler Parks
Memphis College of Art