Landscape Architecture

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Theresa Ruswick

Lecturer

M.L.A., Cornell University (2018)

B.S., University of Vermont (2011)

Tess Ruswick is the research associate with Healthy Port Futures, design-research that focuses on experimental sediment systems in coastal communities across the Great Lakes.  She is interested in the development of technologies and methodologies for community and resource-sensitive landscape experimentation.  

As Master of Landscape Architecture student at Cornell University, Tess was the recipient of 2018 American Society of Landscape Architects Certificate of Honor.  During that time, she served as a  project manager and board member of DesignConnect, and an ASLA Environmental Justice student representative. Prior to graduate school, she earned a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and Environmental Science from University of Vermont, after which, she spent four years assisting with ecological research throughout western United States.