About/Bios

With backgrounds in horticulture, art, and architecture, the firm of Lear & Mahoney Landscape Associates has developed a client specific approach to design. Elizabeth’s and Brian’s strengths cover every aspect of the luxury landscape market, with special attention given to historic commissions. The firm handles all phases of projects from inception to completion. 

 

 

 Elizabeth Lear studied philosophy at Goddard College, art at The School of Visual Arts, and Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She has been designing in the Hamptons since 1986.

 

 

 

 

 

 Brian Mahoney took his passion for gardening to Farmingdale State College. He then studied Landscape Architecture at the Ohio State University while continuing his education in Ornamental Horticulture. Upon earning degrees in both   disciplines, he completed his apprenticeship in firms in New York City and Southampton, New York.

 

 

    

Andrew Sparby, grew up in Northern Minnesota and is an extreme outdoorsman (unchartered wilderness camping, sportsman, skiier, snowmobiler, competitive water skier).  With this base in his toolkit, he discovered Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University.  With a keen eye for construction details and detailed graphics, he has been creating amazing master plans and construction documents-- where no stone ever goes unturned.  He has been an apprentice under BJMLAPC since October 2019.