Week 1 - TAYLOR YARD - Analysis
Week 2 - TAYLOR YARD - Intervention
Week 3 - UNION STATION - Analysis
Week 4 - UNION STATION - ConstaLAtion
I believe my rural Michigan upbringing, my warm heart, and my artistic sensibility are the strongest influences on my design work. My hometown was something I wanted to escape when I was younger, a place that seemed vast, but suffocating at the same time. The open fields, forests, and lakes were in contrast to the closed minds. When I left to study Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan, I focused my academics on cities, a place I saw opportunity. Working with, and living in, the city of Detroit during this time, I saw inequality and blocks to that opportunity. Combining my love for people and the environment, I came to landscape architecture, the perfect occupation for me. I’m currently pursuing my Masters of Landscape Architecture at the University of Michigan, where I am particularly interested in temporary landscapes, in communication, and in public health. I’m excited to come to Los Angeles so I can put my experiences to use in a new environment, surrounded by inspiring people.