Michael Robinson, ASLA, PLA


Michael is landscape architect and urban designer with a particular interest in infrastructure and 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 help 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 articulated 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, and presented findings at the National ASLA Conference in San Diego in 2019.

Prior to joining SWA, Michael taught urban research and design as a faculty member in the Rice School of Architecture, where he focused on the intersection of infrastructure, urbanism, architecture, and ecology. He earned his Master of Architecture degree from Rice University after obtaining undergraduate degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture from North Carolina State University.