In 2010, I received my first graduate degree in Environmental Planning from the University of Illinois at Chicago and then afterward matriculated into the University of Sheffield’s landscape architecture program. The University of Sheffield is an ASLA recognised affiliate university.
I chose the University of Sheffield because of its strong scholarship in horticultural and ecological theory in landscape practice as sustainable infrastructural improvements to our urban environments. I also studied to further my understanding of viewing and experiencing landscape, inspiring strategic, programmatic, organizational, and allegorical representation in design.
I have a strong interest in native plants, inherent plant communities, and local ecologies. I also strongly believe that contemporary landscape architecture should not tolerate the use of federally listed invasive plants in design.
I hold dual citizenship in the US and the UK.
Rader + Crews, Brooklyn, NY, US, Freelance - Assistant Landscape Architect
Susan Wisniewski Landscape LLC, Beacon, NY, US, Freelance - Assistant Landscape Architect
Freelance position. Created Rhino renderings for private residence.
MP Engineers, New York, NY, US, Assistant Landscape Architect
Consulting ecological restoration lanscape construction supervisor for the NYC Parks Department, Central Forestry. This position was to supervise the subcontractors and their daily activities in ecological restoration and reforestation projects in the city of New York. Projects were distributed throughout the five boroughs.
Renee Byers, Landscape Architect, P.C., Bronxville, NY, US, Assistant Landscape Architect
Future Green Studio, Brooklyn, NY, US, Landscape Designer
The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, GB, Masters, MLA in Landscape Architecture
MLA with Merit; ASLA recognized affiliate university
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Masters, MUPP _ Urban Planning and Policy
Alfred University, Alfred, NY, US, Bachelors, BFA - Visual Arts
Painting & Photography; Divisional Honors