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william e. esarey

wee landscape architecture

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The works shown are of William E. Esarey from 2006 beginning with the establishment of wee landscape architecture.  Mr. Esarey has 38 years of experience, 13 American Society of Landscape Architects Design Awards, and experience on large international projects with previous employers in Houston, St. Louis, and Kentucky. 

Who we are

William E. Esarey | wee landscape architecture, is a landscape architecture, placemaking, site planning, and design firm.  We create award winning landscapes, places, and gardens.


Our History

William E. Esarey, wee landscape architecture, was founded in 2006 with the goal of creating great places for people, placemaking, in an environmentally sustainable way.  Since graduating from Purdue University in 1981 Bill has owned and/or worked in professional offices in Houston, St. Louis, Louisville, Lexington, and 30 cities in China.  William E. Esarey is a winner of thirteen American Society of Landscape Architecture awards.  Bill’s project experiences since graduating from Purdue University in 1981 include 52 Mixed Use projects in 30 cities in China, over a dozen University Campuses, housing developments, corporate campuses, Research Park parks, DOD projects in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and master planning for the Space Shuttle launch complex at Vandenberg AFB, California, and Equine planning and design for some of the wealthiest and fastest clients in the world.


Our Process / Philosophy

Listen.  Listen to the client for their goals and desires.  Listen to the site.  What does the site offer: views, vegetation, hydrology, soils, existing features, and how can they be celebrated.  If the client is a community we have a proven community input process that includes education, brainstorming, goal setting, and prioritization.  Once we have all of the pieces we craft the goals into the fabric of the site to provide our clients the opportunity to be involved in the design process.  We do not believe there is just one idea or option.  Our goal is to realize the client’s dreams.  The project belongs to the client and we are just a visitor.

Institutional Design



awards and clients



Paris Bourbon County Library, Paris KY

Warren East High School. Bowling Green, KY

1938 Olmsted Brothers Update, Morgan Foods, Austin, IN,

     Kentucky and Indiana

A Bluegrass English Farm and Garden, Three Chimneys Farm, Lexington, KY

Mt. Brilliant Farm, Lexington, KY

Southend Park Urban Village, Lexington, KY

Union Electric Company, St. Louis, MO

Olive Hill Elementary School, Olive Hill, KY

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, KY

North Laurel High School, London, KY

Campbellsville College Master Plan, Campbellsville, KY

Bluegrass Aspendale, Lexington, KY


Thoroughbred Daily News, July 2017

Olmsted Brother Legacy, LASN, January 2016

American Libraries, September / October 2016

Firms of the South, LASN October 2016

Architectural Digest, June 2010

PBS “Beyond the Stone Fences”

Mt. Brilliant Farm

Three Chimneys, Bluegrass Heights

Numerous local publications


Farm and Garden

Mt. Brilliant Farm

     American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award

     Architectural Digest

Three Chimneys, Bluegrass Heights Farm

     American Society of Landscape Architects Design Award

Morgan Farm, Austin, Indiana

     American Society of Landscape Architects Design Award Indiana

     American Society of Landscape Architects Design Award Kentucky

Faraway Farm

Keeneland Race Course

Rushing Wind Hunter Jumper

Lignelli Loxahatchee Hunter Jumper

Wilshire Farm

Sumaya US Stables

ASK Stud, Japan

Benson Farm at Greenwood Lodge

Evergreen Farm

Newtown Anner Master Plan

Alltech FEI World Games Endurance Course

Darley, Jonabell Farm

WinStar Farm

High Point Training Center

Poplar Hill Farm

Grid Iron Farm

N. Elkhorn Creek Farm

Lexington Equine Medical Master Plan

Midway College Equine Farm Master Plan

Bluegrass Equine Medical

Timbach Farm Master Plan

Stone Creek Farm

Demaeyer Dressage Farm

Greco Dressage Farm

TAMMAR Farm and Estate

Shadwell Farm, Nashwan Stud with Sherman Carter Barnhart

Kentucky Derby Museum



Warren East High School Athletic Complex

     American Society of Landscape Architects Design Award

Paris Bourbon County Library

     American Society of Landscape Architects Design Award

Eastern Kentucky University, Turner Gates

Project 1107, The Greater Clark Foundation

University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research

Morehead State University, Alumni Hall

Midway College, Equine Campus Master Plan

SIEMENS Nacelle Facility, Hutchinson, Kansas

Morgan County Judicial Center

Carlisle County Judicial Center

Whitley County Judicial Center

Perry County Library

Pike County Library

Lawrence County Library

Nicholasville City Hall

Williamsburg City Hall

Paul Blazer High School

Jackson County High School

Providence Montessori School

Inez Elementary

Warfield Elementary

Mary Todd Lincoln Elementary School

Martin County High School Softball and Baseball Fields

Huntertown Elementary

Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass Master Plan

Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass Educational Facility

Jessamine County Schools

CyberKnife of Louisville

Wickliffe Veterinary Pharmacy

Bluegrass Equine Center, Equine Therapy

Lexington Equine Medical

City of Winchester Downtown Improvements

Maple Street Improvements, City of Winchester

City of Paintsville Downtown Improvements

I-64 Improvements, Clark County, KY

St. Paul’s Memorial Garden

Crossroads Christian Church, Nati’s Playground

Duncannon Lane Area Plan

Lexington Human Society



Tel: 859-595-6179

mailing address

363 Crescent Avenue, Winchester, KY 40391


121 South Main, Winchester, KY 40391

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