Ailsa seeks to foster empathy and advocacy through design. She is inspired by the power of landscape architecture to help people understand their role in the diverse human, plant, and animal worlds that surround them – and that we all share. Her work aims to resolve social and ecological injustices of the past and present to create resilient futures, especially in the face of the climate crisis. The range of her interests and experience is vast, from deep community engagement for affordable housing projects in Los Angeles to reimagining restored wetlands from dredged sediment in Baltimore County. She earned her BS in Architecture and a minor in Studio Art from the University of Virginia, where she later received her Master of Landscape Architecture. Alisa is based in our Los Angeles Studio.