After eight years of providing landscape architectural services in Abingdon, Virginia and its surrounding communities, Quinn Craughwell formed QC Landscape Architects in 2013. Prior to her work in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, she spent time working in the Annapolis & Washington DC area and Scotland in the United Kingdom. Quinn received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from North Carolina State University in 2002, where she was recognized by the ASLA with a Certificate of Merit. This followed a bachelor of arts degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. Most recently, Quinn received her accreditation as LEED professional in 2014, after having served as the landscape architect on several LEED projects in the local area.
Quinn spent a year working and studying in a National Trust for Scotland garden, Threave School of Practical Horticulture, during which she earned additional education from the Royal Horticultural Society and training in organic horticulture. Extensive travels in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Italy have strengthened her depth of knowledge of historic, cultural, and modern landscapes. The combination of these educational and professional experiences allow Quinn to utilize scientific and cultural systems as the foundation for thoughtful, artistic designs. She enjoys working closely with her clients to create landscapes that are the result of a shared vision. Quinn works with residential clients, municipalities, institutions, and private developers on a wide range of projects, including The Virginian, the Town of Abingdon, and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.
Quinn is a licensed landscape architect in Virginia and Maryland, and is a LEED AP BC+D.