Why did you choose landscape architecture as a career path?
Landscape architecture is a beautiful medium that rests perfectly between science and art. I was drawn to this intermediary field; finding the art fulfilling and the science challenging. I choose to become a landscape designer because there is a potential in this field to touch so many lives and create lasting change.
Describe what you do as if you’re explaining it to a kid.
I plant trees with my computer. I like to think of a landscape architect as a steward of the land, a park builder, and savior of the bees.
What do you look forward to most when you come into work?
Collaborating on a variety of projects with coworkers across many disciplines.
What motivates you to stay at the top of your game?
I am motivated by seeking out new opportunities and change. I remind myself to embrace change with compassion and curiosity and to strive to be better today than I was yesterday.
Where do you see the field going in the future?
There are so many opportunities in the future for landscape architecture, I believe passionately that a landscape architect can transcend multiple disciplines to influence change. Standards of design need to be challenged to provide innovative solutions to the realities of climate change.
What about landscape architecture projects makes you most excited?
I am excited by the variety of projects a landscape architect touches and influences, as well as the higher systems level framework that landscape architects bring to the scope of a project.
Why did you choose to work at SEH?
I wanted to work at SEH because I was excited by the variety of projects and the sense that each project was given special attention and thought. I wanted to find pride in each of my projects, no matter how large or small.
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I love to travel. I’ve visited most of the U.S. National Parks and have spent some time living abroad in Spain and the Netherlands.
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