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Michele Palmer

Landscape architect Michele Palmer is the owner of Templeton Landscape Architecture and Planning, with offices in Ithaca and Cooperstown.

Michele holds a master of landscape architecture from Cornell University, where she taught site engineering and design courses from 2002 to 2014. She also holds a bachelor's degree in the history of art from Colgate University.

Michele's practice covers a broad scale of work, from residential gardens to higher education campus projects. She volunteers as a member of the City of Ithaca Community Advisory Group on industrial pollution and as a faculty mentor to the DesignConnect program at Cornell.

With an avid interest in archaeology, Michele has been studying the site construction and water management at the ancient Roman Villa Arianna at Stabiae, Italy. She is also cofounder and treasurer of the Society for Garden Archaeology.