Monday, October 17, 2022 at 6:00pm
Gin Wong Auditorium
Jessica is a Partner at OLIN where she leads planning and design projects that seek to create socially and environmentally resilient infrastructure including the Los Angeles County LA River Master Plan and the Rio Hondo Confluence Area Project. Her other significant projects include Chicago’s Vista and Willis Towers, a new residential precinct at the University of Washington in Seattle, the new U.S. Embassies in London and Brasilia, the O’Hare Global Terminal, the SELA Cultural Center, and the Glendale Garden Bridge.
Jessica’s work explores the relationships between hydrological, cultural, and social contexts. Specifically, she explores how landscape architects can create anticipatory design solutions that create more equitable communities in both urban and rural settings and respond to issues relating to flooding and water resources. In her design, teaching, and research she seeks to broaden the scope of the profession by thinking holistically about the places we live, why we live there, and the environmental, economic, and social effects of our settlement patterns.
Jessica is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at USC. She has taught at the University of Tennessee, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she was also Undergraduate Programs Chair in Landscape Architecture.