Landscape Architecture

Cora L. Olgyay



M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania (1985)
B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1975)
Management Diploma, The Wharton School (1979)

Cora Olgyay was appointed as an adjunct faculty member in 1997, and has taught in the workshop sequence and design studios since 1994. She is a member of the ASLA and a registered landscape architect. For several years she worked with the Olin Partnership on a wide range of projects, including the National Gallery Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., Hancock Park in Los Angeles, Wagner Park in New York City, and Canary Wharf in London. Her current independent practice focuses on the interface of technology and design, and the integration of grading and planting issues. Ongoing projects for non-profit organizations (including Welkinweir and Ralston Center) include landscape master plans and the long-term implementation of those designs. Her work with moderate size residential designs provides the opportunity to explore new, site-specific approaches in stormwater management and planting design. She frequently serves as a consultant to landscape architects, engineers and architects on sustainable master plans and detailed design resolution.