Alisa Stanislaw

Alisa Stanislaw

Highland Park, NJ, US



A recent graduate with a masters in landscape architecture from Rutgers University. Fascinated by the urban and post-industrial landscape, with a main focus on planting design in urban environments. An interest in meadow species, and plants that grow in places where it is perceived they should not or cannot.


Rutgers University (Landscape Architecture Dept.), New Brunswick, NJ, US, Teaching Assistant

Taught outdoor labs in deciduous and evergreen woody landscape plants, assisted teacher with coursework.

Sep 2012 - May 2013

Rutgers CUES (Center for Urban and Environmental Sustainability), New Brunswick, NJ, US, Student Designer

Worked in a student design group on various urban projects from former landfills to cities such as Hoboken and Camden, New Jersey. Was the planting designer, led in choosing plant species and placement for the designs. As a group received NJASLA Honor Award for a park concept for Voorhees Environmental Park in Voorhees, NJ.

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Bowmans Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, PA, US, Intern

Designed and researched managed meadows as an intern project. Rotated from working on grounds, nursery and through community outreach. Gave tours of the preserve to various groups.

May 2011 - Aug 2011

James Rose Center, Ridgewood, NJ, US, Intern/Caretaker

Lived at and cared for the James Rose Center. Gave tours of the historic house. Planned events at the center.

Aug 2010 - Sep 2010


Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Received an MLA from Rutgers Uniiversity, was a teaching assistant for Landscape Plants course. Worked on a graduate project at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ titled "Assembly Design: Devising a Planting Strategy for Liberty Hills at Liberty State Park." Graduated with Sigma Lambda Alpha honors.

Sep 2010 - May 2013

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies

Studied architectural preservation and aspects of cultural heritage in need of being preserved, restored or conserved. Transferred to pursue a degree in landscape architecture.

Sep 2009 - May 2010

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Art History

Graduated with honors, and wrote an honors thesis on the illicit market in Italian antiquities.

Sep 2003 - Sep 2007


NJASLA Honors Award, Award

Recieved an NJASLA Honor Award with a Rutgers student design group for CUES (Center for Urban and Environmental Sustainability). For the conceptual design of Voorhees Environmental Park, a former landfill that the community of Voorhees, NJ is looking to transform into an environmentally friendly park space with passive recreation.


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