Michael Robinson, ASLA, PLA


“I approach each project without preconceived ideas, and through a process of intensive listening, collaboration, analysis, and diagramming, identify the core idea that drives every decision.”

Michael is a landscape architect and urban designer with expertise in the role of infrastructure as public space. His experience spans scales from planning to detail design, which informs his approach to creating coherent and meaningful public spaces on complicated sites. His background in both architecture and landscape architecture allows him to view projects through multiple lenses that bring a design rigor to his projects. He regularly lectures at conferences, both locally and nationally, and was a recipient of the SWA’s Patrick T. Curran research fellowship for his proposal “Extramedium: Methods of Infrastructure as Public Space,” in which he studied opportunities for retrofitting infrastructural corridors as public space in cities defined by sprawl. Michael also collaborated in a Performance Series Case Study on Buffalo Bayou Park (post-Hurricane Harvey) with the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Prior to joining SWA, Michael taught urban research and design as a faculty member in the Rice School of Architecture.


Master of Architecture, Rice University, 2006
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, North Carolina State University, 2002
Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture, North Carolina State University, 2001