Beth Moeller Bailis
BSLA, MLA, ASLA
Beth, principal at Caribou Design Associates, has a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Her passion for the natural environment lead her to begin her studies at Colorado State University where she achieved a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. Growing up on a farm in the Ozarks of Missouri instilled much wonder and inquiry for nature’s intricacies. Prior to graduate work, Beth worked for the BLM in the Steese White Mountains District, Alaska, as an explorer and documentarian, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Upon graduating from Harvard University Beth moved to Telluride, Colorado, in 1992 and began working in resort development for the Telluride Ski Company. Beth has gained extensive experience with development in the mountain environment of the Telluride Region along with an in-depth knowledge of native plant life and ecology. A three-year service on the Mountain Village Design Review Board along with the design of multiple capital improvement projects for the Ski Company, private residential design, and involvement in commercial PUD projects highlights Beth’s experience in landscape architecture. Beth received the American Society of Landscape Architects National Honor Award. She is compelled by humankind’s connection and interaction with their natural environment, using the landscape as a medium for expression and inspiration. Creating place, which brings a sense of whimsy and novelty within its folds; forces us to see the everyday with a fresh outlook while still providing the well-being and joy that nature offers.