The Superstudio is a joint initiative by the Landscape Architecture Foundation in association with The Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes, The McHarg Center, ASLA, and CELA.
The Landscape Architecture Foundation
The mission of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is to support the preservation, improvement, and enhancement of the environment. Through its leadership and philanthropic activities, LAF advances the body of knowledge and supports innovative projects and initiatives needed not only for the landscape architecture discipline but for the many other individuals and organizations who share LAF’s mission and are critical to its success. LAF invests in research, scholarships, and leadership initiatives to increase the capacity of the landscape architecture discipline.
Barbara Deutsch, FASLA
CEO, Landscape Architecture Foundation
Program Manager, Landscape Architecture Foundation
Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes
The Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes (CRCL) at Columbia University uses planning and design to help communities and ecosystems adapt to the pressures of urbanization, inequality, and climate uncertainty. CRCL works with public, nonprofit, and academic partners to deliver practical and forward-thinking technical assistance that advances project implementation through interdisciplinary research, visualization of risk, project design scenarios, and facilitated convenings. CRCL integrates resilience thinking into design education and academic programming, bringing real-world challenges into the classroom to train future design leaders.
Kate Orff, FASLA
Faculty Director, Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes; Associate Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Director, Urban Design Program; Columbia University
Founding Principal, SCAPE
LAF Board of Directors
Director, Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes
Research Scholar, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University
The McHarg Center
In the spirit of Ian McHarg’s renowned philosophy for “Designing with Nature”, The Mcharg Center’s mission is to build on the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design’s position as a global leader in urban ecological design by bringing environmental and social scientists together with planners, designers, policy-makers, and communities to develop practical, innovative ways of improving the quality of life in the places most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, Professor and Chair, Landscape Architecture; University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design
Co-Director, Ian L. McHarg Center
LAF Board of Directors, Emeritus
Wilks Family Director, Ian L. McHarg Center; University of Pennsylvania
LAF Olmsted Scholar, 2011
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the professional association for landscape architects in the United States, representing more than 15,000 members. The Society’s mission is to advance landscape architecture through advocacy, communication, education, and fellowship. Sustainability has been part of ASLA’s mission since its founding and is an overarching value that informs all of the Society’s programs and operations. ASLA has been a leader in demonstrating the benefits of green infrastructure and resilient development practices through the creation of its own green roof, co-development of the SITES® Rating System, and the creation of publicly-accessible sustainable design resources.
Co-Interim Executive Vice President / CEO; Director, Federal Government Affairs, American Society of Landscape Architects
Director, Accreditation and Education, American Society of Landscape Architects
The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)
The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture is composed of virtually all the programs of higher learning in landscape architecture in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. There also are individual and institutional members from many other parts of the world who belong to the CELA family. All members of the faculties from these institutions are invited to participate in CELA as are others who possess an interest in the academic practice of landscape architecture. The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture can trace its beginnings to 1920 and for more than ninety years it has been concerned with the content and quality of professional education in landscape architecture. CELA publishes the highest quality research conducted in the profession through its refereed publication, Landscape Journal.
Sadik Artunc, FASLA
Professor and Department Head, Mississippi State University
Executive Director, CELA