As principal of the firm, Joan coordinates project programming, and develops conceptual plans and construction details. Whether it is an intimate formal garden or a landscape master plan for a 150 acre conference center, each Albiston Associates design reflects Joan's creativity, devotion to detail, extensive experience, and genuine attentiveness to clients' needs and desires. Joan has been a guest lecturer for the local chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society and the National Garden Club, and has conducted workshops on designing with natives for the Wintergreen Nature Foundation.
Joan founded Albiston Associates in 1987 after gaining experience at respected Charlottesville, VA and Charlotte, NC firms. She holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Virginia Tech and has been registered to practice in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.