Masters of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Certificate in Alternative Design
Archeworks, Chicago, IL
Bachelors of Fine Arts
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Associates of Photography (AAS), Kodak honor scholar
Media Institute, LCC, Lansing, MI
PROJECTS - art+landscape
- Fritz Hedges Waterway Park, Seattle, WA Role: Associate Designer Firm: Walker Macy, prime Client: Seattle Parks and Recreation. 2020 WASLA Public General Design Merit Award. Worked on all aspects and phases of new park design through construction administration for new urban waterfront park; including landmarks process, public outreach, interpretive design/art integration, planting design, and shoreline remediation and reconstruction. Featured on a Seattle Channel video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB4wC-KKrAw&feature=youtu.be
Lake Urban District Major Gateway Art, Kirkland, WA Role:
Artist & Consultant, Public Art, Outreach and Planning Client:
City of Kirkland, Funded by grant award from 4Culture. Public art
for gateways of the Totem Lake Urban District, including creation of
artwork, district plan for artwork installations, and public
Garden Stormwater Study, Seattle, WA. Role: Associate Designer Firm: Walker Macy, prime. Clients: Kubota
Garden Foundation and Seattle Parks and Recreation. Initial phases
of analysis and coordination for stormwater improvements to Kubota
Garden with team of civil and geotechnical engineers and
hydrologists for integration with park design improvements and
Waterfront Redevelopment Plan, Albany, OR. Role: Associate Designer Firm: Walker Macy, prime. Client: City
of Albany. Master plan design development and documentation for
redesign of six acre waterfront park, 1.5 miles of waterfront
trail, and 14 blocks of waterfront streetscape.
Asian Art Museum, Seattle, WA.
Role: Associate Designer Firm: Walker Macy, sub to LMN
Architecture. Client: Seattle Asian Art Museum. Oversaw design
construction administration of park improvements during building
redesign, including heritage tree coordination and protection.
Theater District Improvements, Tacoma, WA. Role: Associate Designer Firm: Walker Macy Client: Pierce
Transit. Concept development for interim art and landscape
improvements to transit plaza over structure.
Square Historic District Urban Plan and Park Designs, Seattle, WA. Role:
Associate Designer Firm: Walker Macy, prime. Client: Alliance
for Pioneer Square. Design and management oversight on three
projects – Pioneer Square Parks and Gateways Plan and advanced
schematic design for two nationally landmarked parks from the plan,
Pioneer Square Park & King Street Station.
Pioneer Square Temporary Installation.
Designer/artist. Firm: Walker Macy Client: Alliance for Pioneer
Square. Three temporary public engagement installations for
Park(ing) Day. Materials were reusable and donated to local artists
after the installation.
Park Amphitheater, WA. Role: Associate Designer Firm: Walker Macy, sub to ORA
Architecture. Client: Seattle Parks and Recreation. Concept
development for interim art and landscape improvements to transit
plaza over structure.
Glow Garden, Festival of Flowers Installation, Portland, OR.
Artist/Designer Firm: Walker Macy Client: Pioneer Courthouse
Square. Galaxy inspired temporary garden installation of 20,000
plants designed for both day and nighttime enjoyment at the May 2020
Festival of Flowers - rescheduled for 2022.
Center Playfield Master Plan and Schematic Design, Edmonds, WA.
Associate Designer Firm: Walker Macy, prime Client: City of
Edmonds. Design and management of Master Plan through design
documentation for transformation of 8-acre playfields into a
signature downtown park.
Temporary site-specific installation, Seattle, WA.
Artist Client: Seattle Parks and Recreation, Camp Long Park.
Funded by Tech-Specific grant award from 4Culture Creation of 1,200
digital LED ‘fireflies' programmed to mimic male and female
communication of photinus pyralis.
Street Concept Plan. Seattle, WA. Role:
Associate Designer Firm: Walker Macy, prime. Client: Seattle
Parks Foundation Design and management of visionary public realm
plan linking Lake Union, Seattle Center, and Elliott Bay through
progressive streetscape and transit transformations, integrated open
space, and public art.
Family Offices Turtle Creek, Dallas, TX.
Associate Designer Firm: Mithun, prime. Client: Perot Family
Designer on five acre riparian site with integrated architecture,
outdoor plazas and gardens, and public trail amenities. Designed
sculptural limestone water feature inspired by local geology.
Garden Steel Gates, Chatham University, Eden Hall Sustainability
Campus, Pittsburgh, PA.
Artist & Associate Designer Firm: Mithun, prime. Five 8'x8'
weathered steel gates evoking site-specific geologic and hydrologic
patterns for campus sustainability demonstration garden.
of Light, Terry Maple Courtyard, University of Washington, Seattle,
installation. Role: Artist/designer. Firm: Mithun, prime.
Catenary canopy comprised of thousands of mylar fishing lures
locally fabricated into lines.
- Work | Play on Alaskan Way Installation, Seattle, WA. Role: Artist/Designer Firm: Mithun Collaborators: Cara Hoyler and Nick Spang of Social Scale Media. Temporary, interactive, data integrated installation exploring the transformation of Seattle's working waterfront. Time lapse by Nick Spang:https://vimeo.com/106651889
Tracks Installation, Philadelphia, PA. Role:
Collaborator: Kate Farquhar. Temporary time-based interactive
installation for Park(ing) Day of string and dimensional lumber
exploring Philadelphia's industrial ruin aesthetics in contrast with
planned urban renewal.
Plaza, Seattle, WA.
Associate Designer Firm: Mithun, prime. Public plaza and transit
stop over structure with custom aluminum and wood benches and
planters that transmit integrated light patterns.
Valley District Redevelopment Master Plan, Denver, CO. Role:
Associate Designer. Firm: Mithun, prime. Client: Denver Housing
Authority. Managing and collaborating with consultant team on
innovative and comprehensive Eco-District redevelopment plan for
Denver's lowest income district.
Capitol Campus Rain Garden, Olympia, WA. Role:
Associate Designer. Firm: Mithun, prime. Stormwater management
demonstration garden at entrance to historic state capitol campus.
Center for Environmental Education (SCEE) Master Plan Role:
Designer. Firm: Salt Design Studio, prime. Client: SCEE. 325
acre landscape plan including visitor center grounds and access
improvements, restoration areas, multi-modal trail nodes and public
School Annex Community Center Conceptual Design, Philadelphia, PA Role:
Designer (pro-bono) with Community Design Collaborative Client:
Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation. Concept design
vision for repurposing a 33,000 SF site and vacant school annex into
a community center for a neighborhood facing economic and crime
Moriah Historic Cemetery Preservation Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
Role: Site Analysis and Board Member. Strategic
planning and landscape analysis for 200 acre historic cemetery in
low-income urban neighborhood.
for Public Art, Philadelphia, PA Role: Intern.
analysis for existing public art installations plus digital archive
Cities Clean Waters, Philadelphia Water Department, Office of
Watersheds, Philadelphia, PA Role:
Intern. District analysis
and site concept design for schoolyard in city-wide green
infrastructure planning effort.
PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS / AWARDS / AFFILIATIONS
2022 Drawing in Design Featured Artist, University of Washington College of Built Environments, , Lecture and Workshop Titled Drawing Dialectical Landscape: It's About Time.
2019 Grant Recipient, Creative Consultancies, 4-Culture and the City of Kirkland for development of Totem Lake Urban District Major Gateway Art project
2018 Article, LA+, Time issue, PennDesign Bi-Annual Interdisciplinary Journal, “Designing Dialectical Landscape (It’s About Time)”
2016 Grant Recipient, Tech-specific Arts, 4-Culture for “Non-native” site-specific installation of 1200 digital LED fireflies in a public park.
Ongoing Visiting presenter, mentor, and studio review critic, University of Washington College of Built Environments.
2016 Volunteer, Technology Access Foundation, Tacoma. Visiting with underprivileged elementary students to share practice of Landscape Architecture.
2015 Article, Kerb 23, RMIT Journal of Landscape Architecture, Issue: Digital Landscapes, “Experiencing Information: Information Aesthetics + Landscape Experience”
2014 Presentation, Seattle Design Festival Conference, “Trajectories, Cycles, Data and Narratives: Information Aesthetics in Landscape Architecture”
2014 Panel Presentation, Living Future Conference, Portland, represented Mithun on “A New Aesthetic for the Post-Super Storm World” panel discussion with Scott Miles, Director, Resilience Institute, and Terry Doss of Biohabitats
2013 RockEast Competition Honorable Mention Award, FARROC, Design For a Resilient Rockaway, with Mithun and multi-disciplinary team
2007 Presentation at Carnegie Mellon University, Center for Arts Management & Technology, “Fundamentals of Project Management” for arts non-profit administrators
2006 Business Volunteer, Arts and Business Council, Chicago
*2022 Deep Time, West Seattle Q1 2022 featured artist, Molly's, Seattle, WA
2021 Rue de Cerise Art Wall, Good Arts, Seattle, WA
2020 Square Deal: 50 Artists for a Fair Vote, '57 Biscayne, Seattle, WA
2019 You Are Here, Too, curated by Jane Richlovsky, Good Arts Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012 Greater Measures: Portals of Geologic Time, juried honors exhibition, A+D Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Arid Lands Institute: Drylands Design in Age of Change.
*2008 BIO, print works and gallery installation, Images Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007. Image*n, Images Gallery, Chicago, IL
*2006 Self Image, print works, Images Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006. Interim, juried exhibition, Gallery Mornea, Evanston, IL
2006. Waypoints, Images Gallery, Chicago, IL
*2004 Ukiyo-e , print works, Images Gallery, Chicago, IL