Emily M. O’Mahoney, ASLA, LEED®AP BD+C, Partner, Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, has been a registered landscape architect in private practice since 1980 in the South Florida region. Through design and wise planning Emily approaches every project as creating a better place for people and the environment. She designs award-winning projects from single-family residential estates, gardens, parks to mixed-use new urbanism development with emphasis on the details that make a space successful. Some of the work that Emily has accomplished include the planning and design of Jupiter Yacht Club and Harbourside Place in Jupiter; parts of A1A (Jupiter), Donald Ross and Prosperity Farms Road streetscapes and Complete Street endeavors; Ocean Mall Beach in Riviera Beach with unique gathering spots and unified park design; Max Planck Research Institute and its bio retention system; and the Florida Atlantic University Harborbranch Research Center with a successful xeric planting design over open vistas and unique sitting walls. Emily has served over 16 years on her homeowner’s board. She has actively donated time to her church (seasonal altar decorating and meditation garden design/maintenance), schools (tree planting programs and trail development) and to Habitat for Humanity (landscape plans, installations and coordinating donations). Since 2009, she co-authored and taught accessibility courses for Florida based landscape architects on the Florida Building Code, a more restrictive version of the ADA Guidelines, and an ADA course for landscape architects nationally. As the Past President for the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and past Education Chair, Emily has been responsible for programming and the growth of the education aspect of the Chapter since 1995. She currently is the Florida Chapter’s Trustee to the Society and is involved in advocacy efforts on the national and state levels.