Guided by client’s wishes, PAGE|DUKE mission is to create landscape and garden designs that are thoughtful, beautiful, inspiring, and timeless. The method is collaborative, because sharing ideas and inspiration is deeply integral to creating living environments that seamlessly unite and enhance the relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces. A collaborative approach leads to treasured, long-lasting relationships with clients. These relationships are based on mutual respect, and the utmost in service and exceptional design. Disciplines of expertise include landscape architecture, land planning, and urban design for residential, community, and institutional clients.

These days the greatest luxury for busy people is a quiet space where they can be alone with their thoughts. Even spending 45 minutes in a garden setting is meaningful . a way to get pieces of our lives back. . Ben Page

Regardless of the project size, PAGE | DUKE develops designs that are appropriate in scale and function. Projects range from intimate gardens and outdoor living areas to expansive public spaces and estates. Both classical and modern theories may be used in the design process as it relates to each project’s specific architectural style. Methods incorporating sustainable solutions that reduce environmental impact and enhance natural ecosystems are consciously used for the benefit of humans and animals alike. In all endeavors, whether creating a private courtyard, teaming with an architect and interior designer on a new home environment, or master planning a public garden, the focus is always to serve the owner and achieve an extraordinary vision.

A Selection of Page|Duke Projects

Ben Page

Principal Landscape Architect

Growing up in Tennessee, Ben Page gleaned knowledge of the land, natural systems, and horticulture during a childhood spent on his grandparents' and great grandparents' farms, long before he considered landscape architecture as a career. While he was pursuing a medical education with the intent of becoming a doctor, fate intervened and he discovered a passion for his chosen field. Specializing in residential landscape architecture, his work is richly detailed and often incorporates a deep combination of historical influences interpreted for the 21st century.

Ben Page loves interacting with clients, and highly values the relationships that evolve during a project. He also considers it his great fortune to have had clients who deeply share his passion. As his work has evolved, the influence of his farm roots has begun to assert itself more often, and he has become more involved in horse farm management, hunting plantation management and master planning for environmentally based communities. His work has been published nationally and featured on HGTV, and has received numerous awards. He received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with honors in 1973 from the University of Georgia.

Gavin Duke

Principal Landscape Architect

Gavin Duke was raised in the rural Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. At an early age, he began putting ideas on paper--sketches inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding woodlands, the local craftsmen, and farmers. His passion to create has continued throughout his life. Now, he combines landscape architecture with other arts to design gardens and living environments for people, plants, and animals.

Gavin Duke possesses a sensitive hand in working with landscapes and the talent for designing well-organized spaces. Thus, he has had the privilege to create many rewarding installations. He has traveled to remote corners of the world to gather ideas, and experience historic, traditional, and modern spaces. Deep understanding of the historical and contextual elements of landscape architecture allows his designs to preserve and respect each project's site and architecture. His philosophy of landscape design is to create a seamless integration of the built environment and its surroundings. Duke's work has been published in national and international publications. He received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 1987 from the University of Arkansas.

Julia Baker

Partner

Julia acts at the conduit at PAGE | DUKE to clients, vendors, consultants, and our staff necessary for the successful running of the firm. Forming their partnership over 20 years ago, Ben, Gavin, and Julia complement and balance each other.s skill set to create an educational, creative and fun work environment.

For years you would find Julia as a passionate volunteer at Lipscomb Academy where her children attend or on a committee or in a classroom at Christ Church. On most evenings or weekends you can stop by and find her in the kitchen whipping up tasty creations for her friends and family. Growing up in New Orleans before her move to Nashville gives her food a unique Cajun country flavor. Julia is a graduate of Belmont University. Julia and her husband Gordon call the Forest Hills area home.

Ed Tessier

Project Manager, Senior Landscape Architect

Ed Tessier brings almost twenty years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, and developed an interest in creative construction detailing that combines historical precedent with modern technology and materials. Since joining Page Duke in 2006, Ed has led projects at different scales that include intimate gardens to large scale hunting facilities. Ed holds degrees in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts and University of Pennsylvania with licensure in both North & South Carolina. Ed shares his home with his wonderful wife Carrie, their son Hank, and daughter Sarah.

Mamie Finch

Project Manager, Landscape Architect

Mamie Finch found the career of Landscape Architecture by combining the home-building business she was raised around in Memphis, Tennessee, and her summer job spent working at a landscaping maintenance company in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. At PAGE | DUKE, Mamie has been able to continue her love of garden design and work on a number of residential home projects as well as community garden spaces. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture.

Brittany Dingler

Landscape Architect Associate

Brittany Dingler was raised in Nashville, Arkansas – a small farm town nestled in the valley just outside of the Ouachita Mountains. She grew up spending the majority of her time outdoors exploring the Natural State and her love for design began with sketching parks and creating 3D models of gardens out of paper scraps found around the house. All of this, as well as trips abroad, inspired Brittany to pursue a career in designing meaningful spaces for others. During her summer job, she was able to be a part of the creation of the over 26-mile Razorback Greenway and regional park design. Brittany graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2015 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith

Landscape Architect Associate