Lauren Meena

Lauren Meena

Providence, RI, US



  I just graduated from RISD's 3 year MLA program. I am currently working as a freelance landscape designer, in addition to being a color consultant and muralist while looking for full time employment.

  I owned and operated a mural and decorative painting business for 12 year, which I started in Chicago, and moved to Louisville, KY before enrolling in RISD in 2008.

  My thesis dealt with exploring ways in which the landscape could support cirriculum and encourage community while empowering elementary school children.  I attended the International Green Schoolyard Conference held in San Fransisco this past September, to further explore ways in which design can enhance and support the development of our youth.

  I am passionate about using design as a tool to educate, empower and enhance the lives of underprivileged communitites. 


Self / Meena Designs, Chicago, IL, & Louisville, KY US, Owner / Sole proprietor

Feb 1997 - current

Bad Math Furniture, Chicago, IL, US, Assistant

Nov 1996 - current


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Aug 2008 - Jun 2011

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, Bachelors, Painting

Sep 1989 - May 1994


Ruth Fischer Harwood Prize, Award

Sustained level of outstanding preformance, awarded by the Department of Landscape Architecture, RISD.


Portfolio Scholarship, Scholarship

The Savannah College of Art and Design $10,000.00 portfolio scholarship.


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