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Ellen Garrett

Visiting Assistant Professor


Ellen Garrett is a registered landscape architect and founder of The Flatbush Workshop for Design (FWD), a design practice in the process of forming a worker-owned cooperative. Ellen is a designer and educator who values community, collective thinking, and co-creation, and considers herself a climate protagonist, striving to design resilient landscapes that prioritize environmental and social justice. She teaches Master of Landscape Architecture students in the second year, specifically LAR 703- Land III: Borough, a studio focused on food sovereignty and community empowerment in Brooklyn.

Ellen has previously taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, City College of New York, Northeastern University and Harvard Graduate School of Design. She currently lives in the neighborhood of Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York.

Harvard University | Graduate School of Design
Masters of Landscape Architecture I AP

Carnegie Mellon University | College of Fine Arts
Bachelors of Architecture with honors

Center For Complexity “Designing a Postcapitalist Practice,” 2022

Saving Places “A Designed Response to Heritage Uplifts the Spiritual Legacy of John and Alice Coltrane.”, 26 July 2021 | Co-author

PIDGIN 22 Flora + Fauna “The Polar Microcosm” | Princeton University Architectural Journal, 2017

GSD Platform 5 School-wide exhibition + publication, 2012

LAM Landscape Architecture Magazine ASLA Student Awards | September Issue, 2012

GSD Instigations 075: Engaging Architecture, Landscape, and the City, 2012

Architectural Record “University Design-Build” | December Issue, 2010