Emmanuel Didier, RLA, Principal
Emmanuel Didier is the founding principal of Didier Design Studio LLC, and an instructor at the College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver. Emmanuel holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Fine Arts degree from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in his native country of France. His passion for arts along with years of practice has enabled him to reach a high level of excellence in design. His work has been published in numerous landscape architecture magazines and aired on national public television.
While working with Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects and at EDAW/AECOM, Emmanuel established a diverse practice with award-winning projects, including the Westside Creeks Restoration Master Plan in San Antonio, Texas, the Kigali Sub-Areas Masterplan in Rwanda, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.
Since founding his own practice, Emmanuel has been pursuing his passion for the art of place making as a tool for building community. Some of his most significant projects include a children’s garden for the Arboretum at Penn State University, a children’s garden and a Central Plaza with Native Meadows for The Wichita Botanical Garden, campus work with The University of Denver, some community gardens and playgrounds for the Fort Collins Housing Authority, and a series of richly planted gardens for Cyprus International University.