Annette P. Wilkus, FASLA
Founder, SiteWorks Landscape Architecture
Recognizing that the revitalization and densification of outdoor, urbanized spaces was becoming more costly, complex, and environmentally challenging, Annette Wilkus, FASLA, RLA, LEED AP, founded SiteWorks in 2005 to help bridge the gap between the construction and design industries. She has made it the firm’s mission to transfer designers’ and owners’ visions into reality.
With nearly 40 years of experience in design, construction documentation, and construction management, Wilkus has been an integral member of construction management teams for multiple public open spaces including three sections of The High Line, Governors Island, Hunter’s Point South, and Hudson Park & Boulevard. Her design collaboration with other professionals is expressed in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Native Flora Garden and most recently the Atrium of the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice Headquarters. She is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and has authored multiple articles pertaining to the documentation and implementation of outdoor environments. She speaks frequently at universities, helping emerging professionals realize all aspects of our craft. Wilkus feels strongly that design does not stop once documents are released for bid, but that problem solving and respecting the design intent extends through construction and into the operations and maintenance of a design. She holds a B.S.L.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an M..L.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate in construction management from New York University.