Ujijji Davis

Ujijji Davis

Brooklyn, NY, US



NYS Landscape Architect Initial License Candidate
AICP License Candidate

Candidate for Master's In Urban Planning | University of Michigan, 2017
BS in Landscape Architecture | Cornell University, 2012


SmithGroupJJR, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Site Designer

Landscape design and contract development for major capital projects. Urban design and campus planning for prominent clientele. Develop presentation materials and graphics for stakeholder meetings. Assist with long-term planning.

Project Credits:
Inner Circle Greenway, Detroit
United States Air Force Academy Master Plan, Colorado Springs
St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia
South Bend Riverfront Master Plan, South Bend IN

Jun 2015 - current

Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY, US, Asst. Landscape Architect

Landscape design and contract document development. Cost estimation and specifications review. Collaboration with team of 6 for playground and park design. Work as liaison for construction team and specialized installation process. Construction management and supervision of capital projects, landscapes, and playgrounds. Manage a total of 6 sites and daily average of 20 workers. Document and record construction with reports and photography. Manage capital projects averaging $1.5 mil in construction costs. Authorize on-site changes and respond quickly to solve site issues. Verify site elevations and other field conditions. Finalize unit quantities for fair pricing and bidding. Coordinate layout, installation and inventory. Develop as-built drawings for final conditions. Review specifications and approve submittals for construction installations. Maintain transparent communication between contractors, landscape architects, and planners.

Oct 2012 - May 2015

Estée Lauder Companies, New York, NY, US, Design Consultant

Worked closely with lead interior designer to produce design guide for international retail construction. Developed 3D prototypes of store fixtures and elements. Documented international development with photographs. Compiled look-books for potential clients to convey required/desired Aveda store elements and culture. Assisted closely with construction document development, administration and management. Worked onsite with project managers and contractors on retail renovations.

May 2012 - Sep 2012


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, Urban Planning

Sep 2015 - current

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Aug 2008 - May 2012


International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain, Nomination

Research paper entitled "The Help: White Teachers in Black Schools" published in 2013 proceedings of the INTED Conference in Valencia Spain


Best Of College Photography 2011, Award

Black and White Finalist, published in 2011


Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award, Honorable Mention

Poetry published in "Never Enough Flowers" Anthology in 2012


Areas of Specialization