Stone Hill Design Associates, Inc.

Stone Hill Design is registered in the state of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia and is a Maryland State Certified MBE contractor. We have LEED accredited professionals on staff as well as Certified Master Gardeners.  We also are members in good standing with the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Horticultural Society of Maryland.

Our founding Principal, Stuart Ortel, is a registered landscape architect in Maryland and Delaware, and has been designing distinctive landscapes for 30 years. Stuart recently expanded his expertise to include the design of outdoor structures and  interior design. This allows Stone Hill the ability to provide the seamless and harmonious  indoor-outdoor experience so important to modern families.

Shari Depasquale, a Principal at Stone Hill since 1999, has a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture an has been practicing in Maryland for 25 years.  Shari's horticultural knowledge and Master Gardener certification, provide Stone Hill the plant expertise needed to develop sustainable and beautiful landscapes for every season.  

Our talented staff, Christina McAveney, RLA, Jennifer Heinz-Zahner, RLA and Debbie Shepard,  round out the team of professionals dedicated to client satisfaction and design excellence.


Stone Hill Design Associates, a full service landscape architecture firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. Established in 1999, Stone Hill Design specializes in sustainable, innovative design for residential, institutional and commercial projects.