Ellen Burke, PLA, LEED AP
|Position||Assistant Professor of Sustainability in the Built Environment|
|Office Hours||Wednesday and Friday 11:00am - 1:00 pm; Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00pm or by appointment|
Areas of Expertise
Ellen Burke is a landscape architect whose practice and research focuses on resilience and regeneration in urban contexts, including food systems, novel ecologies, landscape performance technologies, and community-based environmental justice projects. Trained as a landscape architect, and as an artist, she has an interest in exploring non-normative modes of practice, and believes landscape architecture is a medium for re-establishing connections between people and the land. She currently teaches theory, representation and design studio courses.
She holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from Vassar College.
Ellen previously was an associate at SWA Group, where she worked on a range of projects including the Palo Alto Art Center and the master plan for an 1,800 acre agro-ecological community in Stockton, CA; she currently maintains her own design practice, Grow City Studio. Her research investigations have been funded by Art Place America and the Landscape Architecture Foundation.