Ellen Burke, PLA, LEED AP
|Position||Associate Professor of Sustainability in the Built Environment|
Tuesdays: 1:00pm - 3:00pm on Zoom (ID: 235 226 9043)
Thursdays: 1:00pm - 3:00pm on Zoom
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.