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Land Beyond the Sea (LBS) is an Ecological Design firm based in Ithaca, in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. We apply core tenets of Ecological Design, focusing on design for the mutual benefit of humans & the natural world; We envision humans as active participants in healing the web of life; We apply the self-designing capacity of ecosystems & their complex interwoven relationships; In gratitude, we involve the shared wisdom of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of regional Indigenous communities; We embrace integrated, adaptive, & collaborative management approaches; We strive to design closed-loop systems & eliminate the concept of waste; We focus on a localized, community-scale approach, inspiring awareness, stewardship, & action!


Miguel Berrios is a Principal and Lead Landscape Designer with LBS Ecological Design. Miguel is an active community member, volunteering as a board member of Friends of Stewart Park. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY-ESF.  Miguel is a LEED (USGBC) accredited professional and an ISA Certified Arborist.