President of Eco Scapes , Chicago , U.S.A
Vallari Talapatra is the President of Eco Scapes, a professional landscape architecture firm, focused on designing and implementation of natural landscaping solutions for residential, institutional and commercial projects in the Chicago land area. Vallari has led several large-scale initiatives to enhance natural areas, conceived storm water management best practices and promoted sustainable solutions in her projects. Prior to starting her own professional practice in 2000, Vallari worked for the US Army Corps of Engineers and Eco Logic, an environmental consulting firm. Vallari studied architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and Landscape architecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys teaching and has continued to engage with students at several community colleges and professional institutions in the Chicago region.