OLIN LA Grows
OLIN Los Angeles continues to grow as Landscape Architect Jennifer Toy has relocated from Philadelphia to our Los Angeles studio.
“I’m excited to be in Los Angeles because the city is a great laboratory for study and experimentation. We need to change the fact that we’re painfully dependent on a resource shed that extends way beyond the city limits—evident by dust storms, mudslides, floods and fires that continue to evade our control,” said Jennifer. She continued, “Los Angeles also faces many of the same challenges as other cities around the world, such as aging infrastructure, water scarcity and homogeneous development. There’s an enormous opportunity for landscape architects in LA, from large scale environmental planning to the design of small scale urban ecological systems.”
Jennifer’s project experience at OLIN includes the new home of the prestigious Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Patch/Work, the award-winning competition entry for the redevelopment of a historic neighborhood into a socially and environmentally sustainable community, also in Philadelphia; and the Weis Residential Courtyard at Franklin & Marshall College. Jennifer holds multiple degrees from Harvard University: a Bachelor of Art in History and Science, a Master of Urban Planning and a Master of Landscape Architecture. In 2008 she received the New York Prize Resident Fellowship from the Van Alen Institute.