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Susannah C. Drake: Regenerative Urbanism - Activating Latent Infrastructure in the Post Industrial City
Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, B3
Susannah C. Drake is the founding principal of DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture pllc. The firm has received city, state, and national AIA and ASLA awards. Susannah was awarded the AIA Young Architects Award, Fellowship in the ASLA, and was recognized as an Architectural League Emerging Voice.
Susannah specializes in complex projects that require a synthesized, analytical, and research-based approach. Her research has been at the forefront of innovation on urban ecological infrastructure. Susannah’s large-scale planning work engages diverse systems to create ecologically and socially progressive projects that are equally well-crafted and beautiful.
Susannah’s campus landscape design and large-scale urban infrastructure work received grant funding from the Graham Foundation, EPA, NEIWPCC, NYSDEC, and NYSCA. She lectures globally about resilient urban infrastructure, and has taught at Cooper Union, Harvard, Syracuse, Washington University, FIU, CCNY, and IIT. She contributed to the chapter “WPA 2.0: Beauty, Economics, and Politics in the Creation of Public Infrastructure” to Nature and Cities, the 2016 Lincoln Land Institute book Edited by Fritz Steiner. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Susannah received a BA from Dartmouth College and MArch and MLA degrees from the Harvard University GSD.