We are proud to announce that Tiffany Beamer and Richard Roark have been appointed Partners of OLIN, promoted from their previous roles as Associates. “Tiffany and Richard have demonstrated exemplary vision in design, and a profound dedication to positive change in the urban realm,” stated CEO Lucinda Sanders. “We look forward to their contributions to the future of OLIN and the profession as a whole.”
OLIN’s Partners are committed to leading the studio in the artful creation and transformation of cities, developing projects that embody design excellence through rigorous research, analysis and a dynamic design process. The studio’s mission to create places that enhance life is a driver for OLIN’s advancement of the landscape architecture, urban design and planning professions to help solve some of today’s greatest ecological, societal and economic challenges.
Tiffany Beamer has been a member of OLIN since 2005 and was integral in the establishment of our Los Angeles studio in 2010. “Los Angeles is a laboratory for many of the urban issues facing design professionals worldwide, as well as a shining example of progress and change,” states Tiffany. “It is incredibly exciting to lead our Los Angeles studio, and continue OLIN’s legacy of design in the region.” Tiffany has brought vision and sensitivity to signature urban projects such as Simon and Helen Director Park in Portland and Plummer Park in West Hollywood. She is currently participating in a landscape master plan for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and pro-bono work with The Trust for Public Land to revitalize Watts Towers Park in southern Los Angeles. Additionally, Tiffany has lectured about her participation in the ARC International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition, a modular wildlife crossing which links the migratory patterns of local animals with responsive ecologies.
Richard Roark, LEED® AP BD&C, joined OLIN in 2001. He has managed some of the studio’s most complex projects, such as the new U.S. Embassy in London and Dilworth Plaza in Philadelphia. Richard is a leader of OLIN’s Green Infrastructure practice, and played an integral role in the award-winning entry for the Living City Design Competition–a long-term green infrastructure master plan for two underserved Philadelphia neighborhoods. When speaking of the competition, Richard states, “To achieve a truly equitable society, the expression of our cities should be rooted in the human experience and our relationship to the earth. I believe landscape architects are at the forefront of understanding the built environment as a medium that relates between the nature of the human condition and that greater nature we aspire to know.” Richard is also an active participant in public design advocacy and has been recognized as an outstanding volunteer by Philadelphia’s Community Design Collaborative.