About Us

The Maplewood Studio is owned and operated by Steve Niedergeses
Steve was always interested by the Landscape around him especially the plants and animals of east Tennessee where he grew up.  Steve graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture.  While attending Texas A&M Steve  participated in two study abroad programs, one being the summer school at sea where he spent the summer working and studying on the Texas Clipper and the other being a semester in the Tuscany region of  Italy studying Landscape Architecture.  Steve also spent a summer internship in Hendersonville North Carolina.

Steve then went to the University of Tennessee where he received a Master’s of Science in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Design.  Steve, while attending the University of Tennessee, participated in the Saturn UT landscape linkage project, helping to design the grounds for the Saturn car manufacturing facility in Spring Hill Tennessee. 

Following college, Steve went on to practice in south Florida working mainly on educational facilities, residential design, parks and irrigation.  Steve then moved to central Florida working mostly on hotel resort, time share, and commercial projects.   Many of these projects have won prestigious ASLA and ARDA awards.

Steve’s diverse background and technical expertise leads to innovative solutions and the ability to look “outside the box”.  Steve can also put together strong teams of professionals from various design and technical fields if needed to provide valuable expertise on projects. 

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