Professional Development and Career Resources

Landscape Portfolio Week

Tuesday, February 9, 2021Thursday, February 11, 2021
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Virtual Student Event

February 9, 6pm EST, Portfolio Workshop with Richard Weller.

Richard is the Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, professor and chair of landscape architecture, and co-executive director of The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology at the University of Pennsylvania. Join Richard to learn about portfolio structure and see examples of successful Penn portfolios (event will be recorded).

February 10, 5pm - 7pm EST, PWAA (Penn Weitzman Alumni Association) Virtual Professional (Portfolio) Reviews

Bring your portfolio, resume, or prepared questions for a one-on-one discussion with a practicing alumna/us. This event is for all Weitzman School of Design current students (especially students in their last semester).

February 11, 7:30pm – 9pm EST, From the Source: Portfolio Panel with Firms

Hear directly from firm representatives about what they are looking for in your portfolio and job applications.

Panelists:

Megan Born, Senior Associate, James Corner Field Operations. Megan is a landscape architect and urban designer at Field Operations, where she has led some of the office’s large-scale and transformative projects including Seattle’s Central Waterfront, Section 3 of the High Line and the winning competition entry for the Presidio Parklands in San Francisco. She is currently overseeing projects in Baltimore and Washington, DC. Along with professional practice, Megan teaches graduate design studios at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design.

Liz Camuti and Lena Smart, Designers, SCAPE Landscape Architecture. Liz and Lena are both designers at SCAPE where they also act as coordinators for the office’s internship program. Liz, based in the New Orleans office, primarily works on large-scale resiliency projects, including the Chattahoochee RiverLands and FiDi-Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan. Lena, based in the NYC office, primarily focuses on built work projects most recently the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail. Together they represent the full breadth of SCAPE’s project type and scale.

Maura Rockcastle, Principal and Co-Founder, TEN x TEN. With a background in printmaking and sculpture, Maura balances a rigorous design approach with a conceptual sensibility rooted in process and craft. Her professional experience focuses on cultural, institutional, and public realm projects including Times Square Reconstruction, Mill 19, the Louise B. Miller Memorial at Gallaudet University and Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization. Her work spans many scales of landscape - from 4,500-acre parks to 5-acre urban plazas to collaborative public art installations.

Graham Sandelski, Project Designer, RIOS. Since joining the firm in 2017, he has worked on a reputable array of civic projects for the City of Santa Monica, including a re-envisioning of the Third Street Promenade, which is the main, historical pedestrian mall that runs through the ocean-side city’s downtown. He also contributed to Santa Monica’s Airport Park Expansion, a park and landscape development that converts aircraft activity and motion to human fitness and performance as an amenity with citywide impact. Graham is driven by solving problems through an explorative and deconstructive design process. His interest lies in creating spaces that engender community and connect its users. While studying architecture in Barcelona at La Salle Ramon Llull University, his appreciation for the power of public space and urban design grew, and he brought these lessons back with him to Los Angeles. Graham received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California.

Daví Parente Schoen, Associate, Stoss Landscape Urbanism (Los Angeles). Daví has previously worked in the offices of West 8 (Rotterdam/New York) and Reed Hilderbrand (Cambridge). He holds an MLA and MUP from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He also holds a BA in Political Science from Williams College.

 

Email Kali Meeks or the Landscape Architecture Department for Zoom links.

 

If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email news@design.upenn.edu to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.