12-16-20 | Education

LAF's 2021 Case Study Investigation

Teams and Projects Selected

Many selected projects include climate adaptation and diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has announced the teams and projects selected for their 2021 Case Study Investigation (CSI) which will include ten faculty Research Fellows and ten projects of varying type and geography. The faculty-student research teams will partner with designers to develop methods to quantify the environmental, social, and economic benefits of their project.

The LAF funded CSI program runs from February to August and teams will create Case Study Briefs for the foundation's Landscape Performance Series, an online set of resources for sustainable landscape solutions.

LAF 2021 CSI teams and projects:

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
+ SWA Group
CSI Research Fellow: Claire LatanA(C), ASLA, SITES AP
Student Research Assistants: Jose Guadalupe Gutierrez and Jose Reynoso
Project: Ricardo Lara Linear Park, Lynwood, CA

Cornell University
+ James Corner Field Operations
CSI Research Fellow: Jennifer Birkeland, PLA, LEED AP, FAAR
Student Research Assistants: Kevin Kim and Jeanette Petti
Project: Cornell Tech Campus, New York, NY

Cornell University
+ Lemay Architects
CSI Research Fellow: Jamie Vanucchi
Student Research Assistant: Jihany Hassun
Project: FrA(C)dA(C)ric-Back Park at Saint-Michel Environmental Complex, Montreal, QC


Florida International University
+ ArqGEO
CSI Research Fellow: TJ Marston, ASLA
Student Research Assistant: Lucia Bayley
Project: University of Miami Lakeside Village, Coral Gables, FL

Lincoln University New Zealand
+ Earthwork Landscape Architects (SI) Ltd
CSI Research Fellow: Jacky Bowring, PhD, FNZILA
Student Research Assistant: Guanyu Chen
Project: Te Whariki Subdivision Stage 1 & 2, Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand

Louisiana State University
+ Design Workshop
CSI Research Fellow: Nicholas Serrano
Student Research Assistant: Sasha Mathieu
Project: Lafitte Greenway, New Orleans, LA

The Ohio State University
CSI Research Fellow: Halina Steiner
Student Research Assistant: Sarah Sanders
Project: Scioto Mile and Greenways, Columbus, OH

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
+ Martha Schwartz Partners
CSI Research Fellow: Vincent Javet
Student Research Assistant: Christopher Ingui
Project: Winslow Farms Conservancy, Hammonton, NJ

University of California, Davis
+ PWP Landscape Architects
CSI Research Fellow: A. Haven Kiers
Student Research Assistant: Elyse Mack
Project: Salesforce Transit Center Park, San Francisco, CA

University of Toronto
+ Schollen & Company Inc
CSI Research Fellow: Jenny Hill, PhD, OALA, SITES AP
Student Research Assistant: Kanwal Aftab
Project: University of Toronto Scarborough Valley Land Trail, Toronto, ON

For more on the 2021 Case Study Investigation:

For the Landscape Performance Series:


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