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Denise Eichmann - Design and construction team

Denise Eichmann


Denise Eichmann has recieved commendations internationally for her leadership in the consultancy, design, and construction of unique, large scaley landscape projects that continously break the mold. A Certified Landscape

Professional (CLP), Denise is currently focused on atria and living vertical garderns working closely with architectural firms for conceptual planning and design, feasibility, and construction documentation and implementation. She is known for award-winning projects such as the installation of the largest living green wall in North America at Longwood Gardens, the development of the first ever garden at sea for Royal Carribean's Oasis of the Seas, and central park on the world's largest cruise ship Harmony of the Seas. To learn more about Denise, view her portfolio here.

Matt Hills, Staff Architect II

Matt Hills, AIA Assoc., GPGB Trainer, focuses his expertise on the design and specification of Green Walls and Vertical Garden Systems. Matt interfaces with Architects, Landscape Architects, Designers, and General Contractors to provide specifications and answer technical questions related to green wall construction. Matt prepares schematic design, construction details, drafting, and shop drawings. Matt earned his BS in Architecture from Southern Illinois University in 2006. Matt’s projects include the BasicWall System at Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN; ProWall System at the Rogers Science and Health Building at Queens University of Charlotte, NC; SageWall System at E.I. DuPont in Mississauga, Ontario; and VersaWall System at George Washington University, Washington DC.

Tyler Stellwag, Staff Architect I

Tyler Stellway, GPGB Trainer, earned his Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago in 2011. He joined Ambius as a Staff Architect to design and develop customized green wall systems for our expanding clientele. Intercontinental Hotel Group engaged with Ambius to develop a brand-specific green wall solution for Even Hotels. Tyler was instrumental in the early conceptual design collaboration efforts and he produced the prototype design directives, project timelines, budgetary estimates, specification, and construction drawings for asset properties and future franchise hotels. First asset properties include Rockville, MD and Norwalk, CT. The first of these green wall properties will be installed in early 2014. Additionally, Tyler has continued to design and develop vertical gardens for the Westin Hotels & Resorts.

Yuko Frazier, project manager of retail design & construction

Yuko Frazier, LEED AP, develops concepts drawings and creates design packages for large development projects throughout North America. She produces CAD drawings, specifications, cut sheets, graphic images and other visual presentation materials. Yuko interfaces with Interior Furnishings Designers, Architects, and Owners to coordinate design efforts and meet specific requests during the planning process. Yuko began her career at Initial Tropical Plants in 1999 as a Horticultural Service Supervisor, was promoted to National Project Designer in 2000, and Senior Project Designer in 2004. Yuko has a Degree in Horticulture Landscape Design from the Michigan State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional with the U.S. Green Building Council. Yuko’s recent projects include the Zen garden planting at The Mall at Short Hills, the bamboo garden lobby at HealthNow NY, planting renovation at Cherry Hill Mall, and conceptual presentation / construction drawings for three atria at the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery.

Maja Vranes Brand

Maja creates design packages and presentations for large development projects throughout North America. She produces CAD drawings, specifications, cut sheets, graphic images and other visual presentation materials using AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, In Design, and SketchUp. Maja has a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Belgrade, Serbia. Maja came to Ambius in 2007 and has worked extensively in creating design presentations and construction drawings for a series of Ambius projects with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.