Farre Nixon

Farre Nixon

New York, NY, US



Farre "Faye" Nixon is an MIT graduate from the Urban Studies and Planning department, with a minor in Art, Culture, and Technology. She engages in artistic and design research regarding human perceptions of Nature and intends to continue her education in landscape architecture and urban ecology. Her undergraduate thesis work focused on alternative methodologies for the ecological remediation of urban, stressed landscapes. She spent the last 6 months based in Singapore working as a research assistant for an urban design and architecture lab. While there, she was involved in urban research, investigating the factors that allow for intensity in the built environment.

During Farre’s free time, she dabbles in film, yoga, dance, art, landscape photography, video, and fashion design. She enjoys having tea over nice conversation and is currently planning a skydiving trip with her Mom.



Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore, SG, Researcher

Engaged in urban design research collaborations with Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority, The World Bank, and other organizations; conducted research on the various impacts of building and neighborhood form

Jun 2012 - Dec 2012

US/Urbonas Studio, Cambridge, MA, US, Project Manager

Worked with artists and vendors to research and develop installation plans for art exhibitions, lectures, and public programming

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012

Initiative for a Competitive City, Boston, MA, US, Research Analyst Intern

Conducted geographic and economic data analysis to support new fiscal and urban policies encouraging growth in struggling American inner cities

Jan 2012 - Jun 2012

Urban Travel Logistics, Mexico City, MX, Project Manager

Created an operational framework for the enBici bicycle sharing program; helped secure capital for program funding

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

City of Cambridge, Cambridge, MA, US, Community Development Intern

Established zoning ordinances for bicycle infrastructure as part of a policy taskforce; prepared maps for 100+ bicycle parking installations

Oct 2009 - Aug 2010


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Bachelors, Urban Studies and Planning

Relevant Courses:
Art & Science of Negotiation, Lawrence Susskind (11.011)
Studio Seminar in Public Art, Antoni Muntadas (4.368)
Introduction to Urban Design and Development, Dennis Frenchman (11.301)
Photographing the Urban Landscape, Anne W. Spirn (11.309)
Ecology I: The Earth System, Penny Chisolm (1.018)
Special Subjects in Media Technology, Leah Buechley (MAS.S62)
Seminar in Urban Restoration Ecology, Steven Handel (HAS.6449, Harvard GSD)

Aug 2008 - Jun 2012


Gates Millenium Scholarship, Scholarship

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; funds up to 10 years of higher education


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