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The Master of Landscape Architecture Program teaches students to design land and land-based practices that advance environmental and social justice in a time of climate and public change.
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Type
Graduate, MLA
Start Term
Fall Only
Credits
85
Duration
3 years
Courses
Plan of Study

Landscape Architecture

Students work on wooden structures that they've installed in the Catskill Forest

Students earning an MLA degree at Pratt are taught to embrace an inclusive approach to design that bridges culture and nature, ecology and policy, living and built environments. With so many challenges at hand, and underfoot, we prioritize collaborative and team-based learning, articulating changes between large scale systems, expansive historical precedents, evolutionary processes, and individual organisms. Landscape Architecture is a discipline, a profession, and a practice that informs the environment at every scale. We celebrate this legacy by imagining global education as a collaboration with the soils, plants and waters that sustain species.

Career Opportunities

student with protective hi-vis gear and hard hat, viewing site

The program aims to enable graduates to enter the profession with a sophisticated portfolio of flexible skills, knowledge and understanding.

Graduates from the MLA program progress to work in design practice and landscape stewardship both nationally and internationally, as well as contributing to academia and aspects of governance of a wide spectrum of landscapes across a broad range of scales.

Our Faculty

As educators, our most important task is to determine how we can create equitable learning for all students, which includes diverse ways of knowing. Our program is supported by colleagues, students, and professional associations that work through civic engagement and respects the traditional and unceded homeland of the Lenape people.  In a time of great uncertainty, we are certain that our relationship to the land requires our complete attention. See all Graduate Architecture and Urban Design faculty and administrators.

  1. Rosetta S. Elkin

    Academic Director, Landscape Architecture Program; Associate Professor

  2. Mariel Collard

    Assistant Professor

  3. Mark Heller

    Assistant Professor

  4. Signe Nielsen

    Adjunct Professor

  5. Jacob Suissa

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  6. Benjamin Goulet-Scott

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  7. Bill Logan

    Visiting Professor

  8. Melody Stein

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  9. Jeffrey Hogrefe

    Professor

  10. Ellen Garrett

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  11. Marissa Angell

    Visiting Assistant Professor

  12. Sanford Kwinter

    Professor

Success Stories

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  • We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. 

In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change.

@prattgaud
@prattsoa
  • LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
  • Do you have a degree in Urban Design? Are you considering a Master of Landscape Architecture degree as your next move? If so, we encourage you to apply to Pratt MLA. 

This admissions season, we are granting the Landscape Assistantship in Urban Design award to one admitted applicant with a background in urban design. Applications are still open!

This assistantship is a research award given by the department of Graduate Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design to a Pratt MLA student who will serve in support of multidisciplinary work across landscape, urban design, and other related fields. One incoming student will be selected for the award for the 2024–25 academic year.

If you are interested in applying for this award, please address your qualifications for it in the statement of purpose in your general application to the program. If you have any questions about the assistantship, or about the program or application process in general, please contact us at studylandscape@pratt.edu.

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
  • LAR-652 | Landscape Studies II: Indigeneity
Last week first-year students visited the “End of Fossil Fuels” exhibition at the @climatemuseum in Manhattan. The exhibition explores how the fossil fuel industry contributes to the climate crisis, while also incorporating histories of environmental (in)justice and activism.
Students explored the interdisciplinary exhibition–which fused history, art, activism, and science–as a way to contemplate how we both construct and perceive narratives about the environment. The class discussed the place of storytelling and creativity in communicating challenging facts about the climate crisis, and contemplated how this impacts their role as landscape designers.

Instructor: Amanda Martin-Hardin
📷: Payton Prendergast, Amanda Martin-Hardin

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
  • LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
  • This week at Pratt MLA was filled with special events featuring many leaders in the field of landscape architecture. 

On Tuesday, we had Dilip Da Cunha in conversation with Rosetta S. Elkin about what the word “environment” means, and how designers can relate with greater empathy. 

On Wednesday, our Professional Practice I course hosted a panel featuring instructors Ellen Garrett and Signe Nielsen in conversation with Nancy Prince (Chief of Landscape Architecture, NYC Parks) and Kevin Quinn (Senior Vice President, Design & Construction, Hudson River Park).

And on Thursday, Julian Raxworthy gave a talk on his award-winning and influential book Overgrowth: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening. 

MLA students and prospective students interacted in conversations about what an environment is, professional practice in New York with NYC parks and Hudson River Park, and learned about the practices bridging landscape architecture and garden making. 

Thanks so much to all who participated!

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@julian_raxworthy
@fwd_land
@mnla_landscape_architects
@hudsonriverpark
@sanford_kwinter
@nycparks
@practicelandscape
  • A rare window into the hidden: Maintenance and Operations in Prospect Park for LAR-704

As part of a wider exploration of park management systems in the wake of climate and social pressures for their fourth semester core studio, students in LAR - 704 were introduced this week to the maintenance and operations facilities that make Prospect Park. Leila Mougoi Bakhtiari, director of Landscape Management of Prospect Park Alliance, guided students on a tour of PPA’s maintenance facilities and spoke on the challenges of operating one of NYC’s largest and most beloved parks on limited resources. Students learned about specific machinery used within the park, including the “Floating Goat”- an aquatic weed harvester used to remove invasive plants within the lake, and about the robust volunteer community that helps keep the park open to all. Thank you to Leila and the PPA for bringing to light the machine that keeps the park open to all! 

Instructors: Marissa Angell & Brad Howe

@prattgaud 
@prattsoa
  • LAR-774 | Landscape Research II

Our second-year students in Landscape Research II investigate independent research questions through animation. This mid-semester assignment asks students to produce a 30-second flipbook animation exploring how their geography and activity of interest has changed throughout time. Topics included artificial snowmaking, invasive species management, mapping historical waterways, waste streams, and storm inundation effects. Using historic archives, satellite data repositories, GIS analysis, and sketching, students began to untangle the material, ecological, and cultural implications of everyday industries and practices.

Work by: Patrick Belli, Ana Julia Chiriboga, Nell Heidinger, Joyce Hsu, Noelle LaDue, Tiger Lee, Chase Mitchell, and Daniel Montoya

Instructor: Mark Heller

@prattsoa 
@prattgaud
  • LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore

The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester.

Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work.

Course instructor: Mariel Collard

📷: @marielilla 

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. 

In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change.

@prattgaud
@prattsoa
We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. 

In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change.

@prattgaud
@prattsoa
We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. 

In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change.

@prattgaud
@prattsoa
We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. 

In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change.

@prattgaud
@prattsoa
We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. 

In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change.

@prattgaud
@prattsoa
We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. 

In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change.

@prattgaud
@prattsoa
We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. 

In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change.

@prattgaud
@prattsoa
We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. 

In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change.

@prattgaud
@prattsoa
We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. 

In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change.

@prattgaud
@prattsoa
We’re excited to be preparing for our Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board candidacy visit, taking place early next week. In preparation for the visit, we’ve assembled multiple shows of Pratt MLA student work spanning every semester of the program’s existence, from Fall 2022 to the current Spring 2024 semester. Faculty, students, and staff have all been on hand to assist with this comprehensive representation of our program’s mission to advance land-based research at the cutting edge of climate and public change. @prattgaud @prattsoa
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LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park

Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes.

Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces.

At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park.

Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. 

Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe

📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@officialopus40
@diabeaconny
@wavehill
@downingparknewburgh
LAR-704 | Land Studio IV: Park Last week, second-year students in the fourth course in our core studio sequence took a multi-day fieldwork trip upstate to visit various sites throughout the Hudson River Valley. The trip’s assignments took management and labor as their unifying themes. Steven Conaway, PhD and Director of Horticulture at Wave Hill in the Bronx led students on a tour of one of NYC’s most intensively managed landscapes, and shared what it takes to curate and maintain a series of unique and diverse ornamental planted spaces. At Downing Park, students partook in a self-directed analysis exercise of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s final collaboration in contrast with their studio’s site of focus, Prospect Park. Additional sites of Opus 40, Dia Beacon and Storm King all underscored the critical importance of designing spaces and calibrating materials and construction to accommodate and be resilient within the face of mounting climate and societal pressures. Course instructors: Marissa Angell and Brad Howe 📷: angell_landscape, Brad Howe @prattsoa @prattgaud @officialopus40 @diabeaconny @wavehill @downingparknewburgh
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Do you have a degree in Urban Design? Are you considering a Master of Landscape Architecture degree as your next move? If so, we encourage you to apply to Pratt MLA. 

This admissions season, we are granting the Landscape Assistantship in Urban Design award to one admitted applicant with a background in urban design. Applications are still open!

This assistantship is a research award given by the department of Graduate Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design to a Pratt MLA student who will serve in support of multidisciplinary work across landscape, urban design, and other related fields. One incoming student will be selected for the award for the 2024–25 academic year.

If you are interested in applying for this award, please address your qualifications for it in the statement of purpose in your general application to the program. If you have any questions about the assistantship, or about the program or application process in general, please contact us at studylandscape@pratt.edu.

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
Do you have a degree in Urban Design? Are you considering a Master of Landscape Architecture degree as your next move? If so, we encourage you to apply to Pratt MLA. 

This admissions season, we are granting the Landscape Assistantship in Urban Design award to one admitted applicant with a background in urban design. Applications are still open!

This assistantship is a research award given by the department of Graduate Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design to a Pratt MLA student who will serve in support of multidisciplinary work across landscape, urban design, and other related fields. One incoming student will be selected for the award for the 2024–25 academic year.

If you are interested in applying for this award, please address your qualifications for it in the statement of purpose in your general application to the program. If you have any questions about the assistantship, or about the program or application process in general, please contact us at studylandscape@pratt.edu.

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
Do you have a degree in Urban Design? Are you considering a Master of Landscape Architecture degree as your next move? If so, we encourage you to apply to Pratt MLA. This admissions season, we are granting the Landscape Assistantship in Urban Design award to one admitted applicant with a background in urban design. Applications are still open! This assistantship is a research award given by the department of Graduate Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Design to a Pratt MLA student who will serve in support of multidisciplinary work across landscape, urban design, and other related fields. One incoming student will be selected for the award for the 2024–25 academic year. If you are interested in applying for this award, please address your qualifications for it in the statement of purpose in your general application to the program. If you have any questions about the assistantship, or about the program or application process in general, please contact us at studylandscape@pratt.edu. @prattsoa @prattgaud
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LAR-652 | Landscape Studies II: Indigeneity
Last week first-year students visited the “End of Fossil Fuels” exhibition at the @climatemuseum in Manhattan. The exhibition explores how the fossil fuel industry contributes to the climate crisis, while also incorporating histories of environmental (in)justice and activism.
Students explored the interdisciplinary exhibition–which fused history, art, activism, and science–as a way to contemplate how we both construct and perceive narratives about the environment. The class discussed the place of storytelling and creativity in communicating challenging facts about the climate crisis, and contemplated how this impacts their role as landscape designers.

Instructor: Amanda Martin-Hardin
📷: Payton Prendergast, Amanda Martin-Hardin

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-652 | Landscape Studies II: Indigeneity
Last week first-year students visited the “End of Fossil Fuels” exhibition at the @climatemuseum in Manhattan. The exhibition explores how the fossil fuel industry contributes to the climate crisis, while also incorporating histories of environmental (in)justice and activism.
Students explored the interdisciplinary exhibition–which fused history, art, activism, and science–as a way to contemplate how we both construct and perceive narratives about the environment. The class discussed the place of storytelling and creativity in communicating challenging facts about the climate crisis, and contemplated how this impacts their role as landscape designers.

Instructor: Amanda Martin-Hardin
📷: Payton Prendergast, Amanda Martin-Hardin

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-652 | Landscape Studies II: Indigeneity
Last week first-year students visited the “End of Fossil Fuels” exhibition at the @climatemuseum in Manhattan. The exhibition explores how the fossil fuel industry contributes to the climate crisis, while also incorporating histories of environmental (in)justice and activism.
Students explored the interdisciplinary exhibition–which fused history, art, activism, and science–as a way to contemplate how we both construct and perceive narratives about the environment. The class discussed the place of storytelling and creativity in communicating challenging facts about the climate crisis, and contemplated how this impacts their role as landscape designers.

Instructor: Amanda Martin-Hardin
📷: Payton Prendergast, Amanda Martin-Hardin

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-652 | Landscape Studies II: Indigeneity
Last week first-year students visited the “End of Fossil Fuels” exhibition at the @climatemuseum in Manhattan. The exhibition explores how the fossil fuel industry contributes to the climate crisis, while also incorporating histories of environmental (in)justice and activism.
Students explored the interdisciplinary exhibition–which fused history, art, activism, and science–as a way to contemplate how we both construct and perceive narratives about the environment. The class discussed the place of storytelling and creativity in communicating challenging facts about the climate crisis, and contemplated how this impacts their role as landscape designers.

Instructor: Amanda Martin-Hardin
📷: Payton Prendergast, Amanda Martin-Hardin

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-652 | Landscape Studies II: Indigeneity Last week first-year students visited the “End of Fossil Fuels” exhibition at the @climatemuseum in Manhattan. The exhibition explores how the fossil fuel industry contributes to the climate crisis, while also incorporating histories of environmental (in)justice and activism. Students explored the interdisciplinary exhibition–which fused history, art, activism, and science–as a way to contemplate how we both construct and perceive narratives about the environment. The class discussed the place of storytelling and creativity in communicating challenging facts about the climate crisis, and contemplated how this impacts their role as landscape designers. Instructor: Amanda Martin-Hardin 📷: Payton Prendergast, Amanda Martin-Hardin @prattsoa @prattgaud
2 weeks ago
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4/9
LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-752 |  Professional Practice I
Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies.
Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice:

@mnla_landscape_architects
@fieldform.nyc
@henninglarsenarchitects
@eklapllc
@scape_studio
@langanengenv
@practicelandscape
@wip_collaborative
@nycparks

Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land
01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens
02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set
03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour
04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance
05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings
06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site
07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings
08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell
09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee
10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu
#prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-752 | Professional Practice I Professional Practice I sets a foundation for first-hand engagement with design offices and documentation standards. Each student is paired with a New York-based office and conducts an in-person interview to gain an understanding of office culture and methodologies. Thank you to all of the offices who graciously invited our students into their space and shared their love of design and practice: @mnla_landscape_architects @fieldform.nyc @henninglarsenarchitects @eklapllc @scape_studio @langanengenv @practicelandscape @wip_collaborative @nycparks Instructor: Ellen Garrett, PLA @fwd_land 01- Office Visit — MNLA - reviewing details with Associate Principal Martha Desbiens 02- Office Visit — MNLA- Professor and Principal Signe Nielsen shares Little Island drawing set 03- Office Visit — MNLA- Office Tour 04- Fieldwork — Site tour of LeFrak Center Landscape with Christian Zimmerman, VP at Prospect Park Alliance 05- Fieldwork — Ana Julia Chiriboga shares concept drawings 06- Fieldwork — Patrick Belli sketching on site 07- Drawing Review — Tiger Lee, Daniel Montoya and Noelle LaDue pin up their SD drawings 08- Office Visit- EKLA — photo by Chase Mitchell 09- Office Visit- Field Form — Sam Robinson gives a tour of the woodshop- photo by Tiger Lee 10- Office Visit- Henning Larsen — photo by Joyce Hsu #prattMLA #landscapearchitecture #professionalpractice #design #newyorkcity @prattsoa @prattgaud
2 weeks ago
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5/9
This week at Pratt MLA was filled with special events featuring many leaders in the field of landscape architecture. 

On Tuesday, we had Dilip Da Cunha in conversation with Rosetta S. Elkin about what the word “environment” means, and how designers can relate with greater empathy. 

On Wednesday, our Professional Practice I course hosted a panel featuring instructors Ellen Garrett and Signe Nielsen in conversation with Nancy Prince (Chief of Landscape Architecture, NYC Parks) and Kevin Quinn (Senior Vice President, Design & Construction, Hudson River Park).

And on Thursday, Julian Raxworthy gave a talk on his award-winning and influential book Overgrowth: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening. 

MLA students and prospective students interacted in conversations about what an environment is, professional practice in New York with NYC parks and Hudson River Park, and learned about the practices bridging landscape architecture and garden making. 

Thanks so much to all who participated!

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@julian_raxworthy
@fwd_land
@mnla_landscape_architects
@hudsonriverpark
@sanford_kwinter
@nycparks
@practicelandscape
This week at Pratt MLA was filled with special events featuring many leaders in the field of landscape architecture. 

On Tuesday, we had Dilip Da Cunha in conversation with Rosetta S. Elkin about what the word “environment” means, and how designers can relate with greater empathy. 

On Wednesday, our Professional Practice I course hosted a panel featuring instructors Ellen Garrett and Signe Nielsen in conversation with Nancy Prince (Chief of Landscape Architecture, NYC Parks) and Kevin Quinn (Senior Vice President, Design & Construction, Hudson River Park).

And on Thursday, Julian Raxworthy gave a talk on his award-winning and influential book Overgrowth: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening. 

MLA students and prospective students interacted in conversations about what an environment is, professional practice in New York with NYC parks and Hudson River Park, and learned about the practices bridging landscape architecture and garden making. 

Thanks so much to all who participated!

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@julian_raxworthy
@fwd_land
@mnla_landscape_architects
@hudsonriverpark
@sanford_kwinter
@nycparks
@practicelandscape
This week at Pratt MLA was filled with special events featuring many leaders in the field of landscape architecture. 

On Tuesday, we had Dilip Da Cunha in conversation with Rosetta S. Elkin about what the word “environment” means, and how designers can relate with greater empathy. 

On Wednesday, our Professional Practice I course hosted a panel featuring instructors Ellen Garrett and Signe Nielsen in conversation with Nancy Prince (Chief of Landscape Architecture, NYC Parks) and Kevin Quinn (Senior Vice President, Design & Construction, Hudson River Park).

And on Thursday, Julian Raxworthy gave a talk on his award-winning and influential book Overgrowth: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening. 

MLA students and prospective students interacted in conversations about what an environment is, professional practice in New York with NYC parks and Hudson River Park, and learned about the practices bridging landscape architecture and garden making. 

Thanks so much to all who participated!

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@julian_raxworthy
@fwd_land
@mnla_landscape_architects
@hudsonriverpark
@sanford_kwinter
@nycparks
@practicelandscape
This week at Pratt MLA was filled with special events featuring many leaders in the field of landscape architecture. 

On Tuesday, we had Dilip Da Cunha in conversation with Rosetta S. Elkin about what the word “environment” means, and how designers can relate with greater empathy. 

On Wednesday, our Professional Practice I course hosted a panel featuring instructors Ellen Garrett and Signe Nielsen in conversation with Nancy Prince (Chief of Landscape Architecture, NYC Parks) and Kevin Quinn (Senior Vice President, Design & Construction, Hudson River Park).

And on Thursday, Julian Raxworthy gave a talk on his award-winning and influential book Overgrowth: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening. 

MLA students and prospective students interacted in conversations about what an environment is, professional practice in New York with NYC parks and Hudson River Park, and learned about the practices bridging landscape architecture and garden making. 

Thanks so much to all who participated!

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
@julian_raxworthy
@fwd_land
@mnla_landscape_architects
@hudsonriverpark
@sanford_kwinter
@nycparks
@practicelandscape
This week at Pratt MLA was filled with special events featuring many leaders in the field of landscape architecture. On Tuesday, we had Dilip Da Cunha in conversation with Rosetta S. Elkin about what the word “environment” means, and how designers can relate with greater empathy. On Wednesday, our Professional Practice I course hosted a panel featuring instructors Ellen Garrett and Signe Nielsen in conversation with Nancy Prince (Chief of Landscape Architecture, NYC Parks) and Kevin Quinn (Senior Vice President, Design & Construction, Hudson River Park). And on Thursday, Julian Raxworthy gave a talk on his award-winning and influential book Overgrowth: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening. MLA students and prospective students interacted in conversations about what an environment is, professional practice in New York with NYC parks and Hudson River Park, and learned about the practices bridging landscape architecture and garden making. Thanks so much to all who participated! @prattsoa @prattgaud @julian_raxworthy @fwd_land @mnla_landscape_architects @hudsonriverpark @sanford_kwinter @nycparks @practicelandscape
3 weeks ago
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6/9
A rare window into the hidden: Maintenance and Operations in Prospect Park for LAR-704

As part of a wider exploration of park management systems in the wake of climate and social pressures for their fourth semester core studio, students in LAR - 704 were introduced this week to the maintenance and operations facilities that make Prospect Park. Leila Mougoi Bakhtiari, director of Landscape Management of Prospect Park Alliance, guided students on a tour of PPA’s maintenance facilities and spoke on the challenges of operating one of NYC’s largest and most beloved parks on limited resources. Students learned about specific machinery used within the park, including the “Floating Goat”- an aquatic weed harvester used to remove invasive plants within the lake, and about the robust volunteer community that helps keep the park open to all. Thank you to Leila and the PPA for bringing to light the machine that keeps the park open to all! 

Instructors: Marissa Angell & Brad Howe

@prattgaud 
@prattsoa
A rare window into the hidden: Maintenance and Operations in Prospect Park for LAR-704

As part of a wider exploration of park management systems in the wake of climate and social pressures for their fourth semester core studio, students in LAR - 704 were introduced this week to the maintenance and operations facilities that make Prospect Park. Leila Mougoi Bakhtiari, director of Landscape Management of Prospect Park Alliance, guided students on a tour of PPA’s maintenance facilities and spoke on the challenges of operating one of NYC’s largest and most beloved parks on limited resources. Students learned about specific machinery used within the park, including the “Floating Goat”- an aquatic weed harvester used to remove invasive plants within the lake, and about the robust volunteer community that helps keep the park open to all. Thank you to Leila and the PPA for bringing to light the machine that keeps the park open to all! 

Instructors: Marissa Angell & Brad Howe

@prattgaud 
@prattsoa
A rare window into the hidden: Maintenance and Operations in Prospect Park for LAR-704

As part of a wider exploration of park management systems in the wake of climate and social pressures for their fourth semester core studio, students in LAR - 704 were introduced this week to the maintenance and operations facilities that make Prospect Park. Leila Mougoi Bakhtiari, director of Landscape Management of Prospect Park Alliance, guided students on a tour of PPA’s maintenance facilities and spoke on the challenges of operating one of NYC’s largest and most beloved parks on limited resources. Students learned about specific machinery used within the park, including the “Floating Goat”- an aquatic weed harvester used to remove invasive plants within the lake, and about the robust volunteer community that helps keep the park open to all. Thank you to Leila and the PPA for bringing to light the machine that keeps the park open to all! 

Instructors: Marissa Angell & Brad Howe

@prattgaud 
@prattsoa
A rare window into the hidden: Maintenance and Operations in Prospect Park for LAR-704 As part of a wider exploration of park management systems in the wake of climate and social pressures for their fourth semester core studio, students in LAR - 704 were introduced this week to the maintenance and operations facilities that make Prospect Park. Leila Mougoi Bakhtiari, director of Landscape Management of Prospect Park Alliance, guided students on a tour of PPA’s maintenance facilities and spoke on the challenges of operating one of NYC’s largest and most beloved parks on limited resources. Students learned about specific machinery used within the park, including the “Floating Goat”- an aquatic weed harvester used to remove invasive plants within the lake, and about the robust volunteer community that helps keep the park open to all. Thank you to Leila and the PPA for bringing to light the machine that keeps the park open to all! Instructors: Marissa Angell & Brad Howe @prattgaud @prattsoa
4 weeks ago
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7/9
LAR-774 | Landscape Research II

Our second-year students in Landscape Research II investigate independent research questions through animation. This mid-semester assignment asks students to produce a 30-second flipbook animation exploring how their geography and activity of interest has changed throughout time. Topics included artificial snowmaking, invasive species management, mapping historical waterways, waste streams, and storm inundation effects. Using historic archives, satellite data repositories, GIS analysis, and sketching, students began to untangle the material, ecological, and cultural implications of everyday industries and practices.

Work by: Patrick Belli, Ana Julia Chiriboga, Nell Heidinger, Joyce Hsu, Noelle LaDue, Tiger Lee, Chase Mitchell, and Daniel Montoya

Instructor: Mark Heller

@prattsoa 
@prattgaud
LAR-774 | Landscape Research II Our second-year students in Landscape Research II investigate independent research questions through animation. This mid-semester assignment asks students to produce a 30-second flipbook animation exploring how their geography and activity of interest has changed throughout time. Topics included artificial snowmaking, invasive species management, mapping historical waterways, waste streams, and storm inundation effects. Using historic archives, satellite data repositories, GIS analysis, and sketching, students began to untangle the material, ecological, and cultural implications of everyday industries and practices. Work by: Patrick Belli, Ana Julia Chiriboga, Nell Heidinger, Joyce Hsu, Noelle LaDue, Tiger Lee, Chase Mitchell, and Daniel Montoya Instructor: Mark Heller @prattsoa @prattgaud
4 weeks ago
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8/9
LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore

The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester.

Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work.

Course instructor: Mariel Collard

📷: @marielilla 

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore

The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester.

Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work.

Course instructor: Mariel Collard

📷: @marielilla 

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore

The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester.

Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work.

Course instructor: Mariel Collard

📷: @marielilla 

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore

The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester.

Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work.

Course instructor: Mariel Collard

📷: @marielilla 

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore

The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester.

Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work.

Course instructor: Mariel Collard

📷: @marielilla 

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore

The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester.

Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work.

Course instructor: Mariel Collard

📷: @marielilla 

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore

The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester.

Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work.

Course instructor: Mariel Collard

📷: @marielilla 

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore

The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester.

Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work.

Course instructor: Mariel Collard

📷: @marielilla 

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore

The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester.

Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work.

Course instructor: Mariel Collard

📷: @marielilla 

@prattsoa
@prattgaud
LAR-602 | Land Studio II: Shore The second course in our studio sequence explores the urbanized coastlines of New York Harbor as a landscape in continuous transformation. Throughout the semester, the course breaks down the idea of the shore as a static line and conceptualizes it as a thick zone: a gradient of humidity, biodiversity, salinity, and human influence in the form of contamination, development, and infrastructure. We focus on the New Jersey Meadowlands as a dynamic ecologic and cultural system where the students design with retreat and wilding as climate adaptation strategies for a wetter New York. As seas rise, temperatures increase, and storm events become more frequent, we work creatively through analog and digital drawing, physical modeling techniques and field experience to imagine biodiverse, just, and hopeful futures. We have partnered up with the Meadowlands Research & Restoration Institute as our scientist allies and are excited to work with them through the semester. Photos show the students exploring Erie Landfill, harvesting Phragmites for the construction of floating wetlands, model making at @pi_fab, and studio work. Course instructor: Mariel Collard 📷: @marielilla @prattsoa @prattgaud
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