Established in 2004 by Jimi Shields + Maria Vlahos, TTT is a multi-disciplinary design practice with particular emphasis on landscape architecture and garden design. TTT have collaborated with many internationally renowned architects, contributed to various award winning projects and exhibited internationally; including a contribution to dePaor Architects participation at the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2010. Commissions to date include private gardens, hotel gardens, private estates, public parks, healthcare gardens, and site specific installation works. TTT were awarded the Arts Council Architecture Project Award for 2011 and, by merit of their work, were awarded the first affiliate memberships to the Irish Landscape Institute in 2009. Jimi and Maria lived at Mount Usher Gardens for 4 years, where, (inspired by the transition from New York City), the concepts for TTT were born
Jimi Shields, graduate of the Dublin School of Architecture (DIT), has been invited to speak and teach at various universities including, UCD School of Architecture, UCD School of Landscape Architecture, Dublin School of Architecture (DIT) and UCC School of Architecture. Jimi has contributed writing to various publications. He previously spent years as a musician with major publishing and recording contracts. Maria Vlahos, graduate of the New York Botanic Gardens with a special award, is the former Head Gardener at the world renowned Mount Usher Gardens. She was the first woman, in it’s 140 year history, to be awarded the post. Maria presented many talks while there and has been invited by UCD School of Landscape Architecture to host various site visits.