Registered Landscape Architect


Certified Playground Safety Inspector, since 2009



Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008

Professional Activities:

American Society of Landscape Architects


Maria has been a professional in public park and landscape planning since 2008. Her past and current work is focused towards creating public spaces. Her project experience also includes comprehensive district-wide master planning as well as site design through construction for playgrounds and sports fields. Maria has been with Upland Design since September 2011.  Her career has been focused to serving public parks and recreation clients and enjoys being involved in the creation of outdoor spaces.


Lamb's Farm Master Plan: Libertyville, Illinois
Memorial Park - Phase II: BataviaPark District
River Forest Public Library: River Forest, Illinois
Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve Master Plan and Renovation: Forest Preserves of Cook County
Miller Meadow Forest Preserve Master Plan and Renovation: Forest Preserves of Cook County
Swallow Cliff Stair Renovation:  Forest Preserves of Cook County
Rolling Knolls Phase I Development:  Forest Preserves of Cook County
Freedom Path Veteran's Housing: Hines, Illinois
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Landscape Plan: Chicago, Illinois
Northern Illinois University Intramural Sports Complex: Dekalb, Illinois
Memorial Park Sports Field Phase II Development: Batavia Park District
Renaissance Park, Rotary Park & Hawthorne Playground Renovation: Lockport Park District
Otter Cove Island Master Plan and Phase I Construction: St. Charles Park District
Sunrise Park and Beach Master Plan: Lake Bluff Park District
Lake Katherine Botanic Garden and Nature Center Master Site Plan: Palos Heights, Illinois
Green Lake Park Master Plan & OSLAD: Buffalo Grove Park District