Norris Design Principal Mary Estes Named as 2024 ‘Master of the Southwest’ Award Winner

Norris Design Principal, Mary Estes, was recently honored as a ‘Master of the Southwest’ by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine.

With more than 35 years in landscape architectural practice, Mary has designed high-quality, regionally sensitive and sustainable landscapes across the United States, but has found an affinity for the Sonoran Desert. She balances the creative and technical demands that come with landscape architecture, designing spaces that are impressionable yet practical. Her designs can be found across Arizona, including the redevelopment of the City of Phoenix Housing Department’s Edison Eastlake community in the central city. This award-winning project expanded recreation opportunities for inner-city youth and provides market-rate as well as affordable housing for the community’s residents.

“You start out thinking about changing the density of a plot of land and end up realizing that you impacted a lot of lives in a great way.” — Mary Estes, Principal